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RUA DOM FRANCISCO MANUEL DE MELO 21, 1070-085 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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Lisbon, Madeira
SRS Advogados, Dr Luís Neto Galvão, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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Dr Luís Neto Galvão

Tel:
Work +351 21 313 20 00
Email:
SRS Advogados

Work Department

Corporate /M&A and TMT.

Position

Partner - Information and communication technologies law, privacy/data protection and e-commerce law.

Career

Luís has been a member of the Portuguese Bar since 1993 and obtained in 2000 the Certificat d’aptitude à la profession d’avocat, following exams at the Ecole de Formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d'Appel de Paris. Luís joined the firm in 2004 after having worked as a law clerk at the General Court of the European Union. Prior to this, he worked as a lawyer at the Brussels office of the Confederation of Portuguese Industry and for the Paris office of the Portuguese Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP). He was Chairman of the Portuguese-Belgian-Luxemburguese Chamber of Commerce between February 2008 and March 2012. He is currently a Partner at SRS Advogados, where he has acquired experience and skills in the Information Technology, Telecommunications, Media and Privacy areas over more than fifteen years. He advises companies and organizations in areas such as licensing, development and distribution of software and supply of hardware, technologic outsourcing, digital security, social networks, e-commerce platforms and e-transactions over the Internet (B2B and B2C), among other. Luís has considerable expertise in Privacy and Data Protection, which require specialized advice, including all aspects of compliance, data audits and international data transfers, especially in the Telecommunications, Media and IT, Health and Pharmaceutical, Energy, Banking and Insurance. Luís is also involved in sectors projects Communications Regulatory, with a focus on the general authorization regime and grant of rights of use (spectrum and numbers), wholesale contractual relations among operators, regulated offers, interconnection and number portability, contracts with residential clients or companies, spectrum management and relations with the regulator ICP-ANACOM and the European Commission. In October 2013, Luís was appointed a member of the Commission Expert Group on Cloud Computing Contracts, by the Director-General for DG Justice, European Commission. The Group’s mandate is to propose to the Commission a set of safe and fair contractual clauses for cloud computing agreements with consumers and small businesses.

Languages

Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian.

Member

Portuguese Bar Association; APDC – Portuguese Communications Association; President of the Portuguese Belgian Luxemburguese Chamber of Commerce; Irish Portuguese Business Network.

Education

Law Degree from the Catholic University of Lisbon Law School (1991); post-graduate degree in European Studies (Law) from the same university (1994); masters degree in European Studies (Politics and Administration) from the College of Europe, Bruges (1994).

Leisure

Reading, sailing, travelling.


Portugal

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Already one of the largest EU and competition teams in Portugal, SRS Advogados was reinforced by the addition of of counsels Catarina Anastácio, formerly with the Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC), and Pedro Guerra e Andrade, formerly an EC lawyer, in August and September 2017 respectively. The group stands out for its ‘strong in-depth knowledge of legislation at national and European level’. Using its state aid expertise, it represented Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário in a case filed by Bombardier concerning the former’s allegedly illegal receipt of €90m in state support. Gonçalo Anastácio ‘takes strategic decisions’ and leads the group, which also includes Luís Neto Galvão and ‘client-oriented’ managing associate Ana Rita Andrade.

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TMT

Within: TMT

SRS Advogadosworks very closely with its clients’ and has ‘very good knowledge of regulatory matters’. The TMT team advised QuintilesIMS on negotiating software licensing and services agreements with IT provider Glintt for the licensing and installation of a data extraction software for around 1,000 pharmacies. In litigation, the group is representing Nos in a €22m loss compensation claim against Meo and PT concerning the refusal to port numbers between 2008 and 2009. The ‘very practical’ Octávio Castelo Paulo is recommended for telecoms, while Luís Neto Galvão specialises in IT and data protection.

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