Firms To Watch: Data privacy and data protection

Under the leadership of Jacinto Moniz de Bettencourt, the team at Deloitte Legal is a key port of call for domestic and international clients from the banking, pharmaceuticals, insurance and fintech sectors on a variety of privacy and cybersecurity matters, including compliance and regulatory issues.

Data privacy and data protection in Portugal

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Noted for its ‘great knowledge’ and ‘high quality of advice’, the data privacy and protection team at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados acts for a diverse range clients in all stages of data protection work, from compliance programmes to investigations and disputes. Adopting a cross-practice approach, the team boasts specialists from a wide range of fields including TMT, labour, criminal, corporate and insurance law. Practice head Tiago Félix da Costa, praised for his ‘professionalism’, seamlessly integrates his data protection practice with a litigation focus, showcasing an impressive track record in handling some of Portugal’s most significant date protection and cybersecurity cases. Other practitioners to note include Helena Tapp Barroso, who is often instructed by clients across the technology, banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals and automotive industries in relation to contractual matters and compliance issues, and sssociate Maria da Assunção da Cunha Reis.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Félix da Costa

Other key lawyers:

Helena Tapp Barroso; Maria Assunção da Cunha Reis


‘Very diverse team. They work with a large number of clients in many sectors, which allows it to have a broad view of the solutions to the questions posed to them.’

‘Tiago Félix da Costa stands out for his professionalism, availability, competence, excellent knowledge of the subject, and client skills.’

‘I particularly recommend Helena Tapp Barroso. Deep knowledge of topics related to the protection of personal data, combined with strong knowledge of a wide range of other fields (labour, litigation, etc.).’

‘Helena Tapp Barroso has great ease in understanding the business and procedures, which combined with in-depth knowledge of the law, helps us obtain solid and safe answers.’

‘The team possesses great knowledge, provides ease and clarity and is completely available.’ 

‘Helena Tapp Barroso is very competent and works on consistent and realistic solutions for the client.’

‘Helena Tapp Barroso – detailed and solid knowledge; rigour; pragmatic approach to client requests; delivery with a focus on the client and their activity.’


Recognised as a ‘leading law firm’, VdA‘s privacy and data protection team seamlessly integrates into the larger information, communication, and technology group. Praised for its ability to ‘provide truly remarkable solutions’, the team comprises specialised practitioners in specific industries, who adeptly support clients across sectors such as retail, healthcare, energy, insurance, transport, banking and gambling. The practice is steered by Magda Cocco, who has in-depth knowledge and experience in innovative technological projects in the electronic communications industry, is a key name in the market for data transfers, data breaches and compliance issues. Focused on data protection compliance programmes in Portugal and Africa, Inês Antas De Barros is noted for her work across the IT, insurance, banking, transport, pharmaceuticals, distribution and retail sectors. Managing associate Maria De Lurdes Gonçalves is also part of the core team focused on data protection and cybersecurity mandates.

Practice head(s):

Magda Cocco

Other key lawyers:

Inês Antas de Barros; Maria de Lurdes Gonçalves


‘VdA is a leading law firm. It has been absolutely remarkable to witness, as a long-time client, that each year VdA is dedicated to innovation and enhancing the already excellent service it consistently delivers.’

‘They provide truly remarkable solutions. The team is incredibly fantastic, in terms of knowledge, experience, creativity and innovation.’

I highlight Magda Cocco and Inês Antas de Barros for the incredible work they do with their team(s). I consider and testify to their enormous skills and sense of responsibility, making them a great reference in the market for me and, thus, justifying my loyalty as a client.’

‘We have been working with VdA for several years now and the reliability of the service provided has always been excellent.’

‘The team is made up of people with high knowledge and the ability to listen and understand the client’s specific problems. They are committed to finding the best solution.’

‘Total focus on the client and their operational needs combined with high-quality technical expertise in the matters in which legal advice is requested.’

‘Magda Cocco, Inês Antas de Barros, and Maria de Lurdes are all noted for their technical knowledge and availability.’

Key clients


Altice Group

APS – Associação Portuguesa de Seguradores

Bial – Portela & Cª, S.A.

Brisa Group

ComparaMais, Lda.

CTT Group


EDP Group

European Space Agency (ESA)

E-REDES – Distribuição de Eletricidade, S.A.

Fresenius Kabi Pharma PT

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Galp Energia, SGPS, S.A.


HPA Saúde Group


José de Mello Group

Luís Simões

Lusíadas Saúde

Luz Saúde

MEO – Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia S.A.


ProChild Lab

Sistemas McDonald’s Portugal, Lda.

Sport Lisboa e Benfica Group (SLB)

VIA Outlets Portugal

Vodafone Portugal

Sonae Sierra S.A.

Zurich Insurance plc – Sucursal em Portugal

Work highlights

  • Advised AdvanceCare on a privacy by design and by default assessment of wellness and health-related mobile applications, while ensuring compliant deployment of AI solutions.
  • Assisted EDP Group with the implementation of two social projects (“Inclusão Energética” and “Solar Solidário”) aimed at providing efficiency and energy saving solutions to low-income families and individuals.
  • Assisted CVC Brasil (a Brazilian travel agency) with the incorporation of a Portuguese branch to operate in Portugal, drafting standard contracts for the Portuguese branch to use when providing services to Brazilian consumers, but also with European based hotels, transportation services and similar.


Singled out for its ‘pragmatism and knowledge’, the team at DLA Piper ABBC is regularly instructed by major multinationals in the full spectrum of data privacy, protection, and cybersecurity issues, notably in the implementation of compliance programmes and GDPR work. The team is jointly led by corporate and M&A specialist João Costa Quinta and Daniel Reis, who noted for his wealth of experience in tech-related matters and cybersecurity incidents. Highly regarded by clients for her 'in-depth knowledge of personal data', recently promoted partner Margarida Leitão Nogueira focuses on the intersection of IP and technology, often advising on privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity issues.

Practice head(s):

João Costa Quinta; Daniel Reis

Other key lawyers:

Vanessa Patrocínio; Margarida Leitão Nogueira


‘The privacy and personal data protection team stands out for its pragmatism and knowledge of our business.’

‘We highlight Margarida Leitão Nogueira for her in-depth knowledge of personal data and her availability and ability to clearly offer quick and effective answers to the questions presented to her.’

‘Vanessa Patrocínio has a very good technical knowledge of issues related to data protection and is always available to answer our questions.’

‘We highlight some characteristics that make DLA Piper unique: exemplary professionalism; ethical and respectful treatment,; experience and in-depth legal knowledge; and ability to deal with a wide range of areas of law.’

‘They achieve remarkable results that demonstrate the firm’s excellence.’

‘Although the entire team deserves praise, we highlight some members, with whom we have had the privilege of working closely, including Margarida Leitão Nogueira.’

‘DLA Piper provides us with a high quality service, proactively proposing the most appropriate solutions to our problems.’

Key clients





PPG Dyrup

Metro Markets


Michael Page




Work highlights

  • Supporting EDPR on data protection matters.
  • Advising NielsonIQ on a regular basis.
  • Advising Ibersol on a regular basis.


Praised for its ‘client-oriented approach’, the privacy and data protection team at PLMJ is a key port of call for large corporations seeking assistance with cross-border compliance projects, audits, data breaches, litigation and the data protection aspects of high-value M&A. Spearheading the team is Pedro Lomba, who advises clients across a wide range of regulated sectors, such as media, mobility, IT, online platforms, healthcare and AI. Associate Inês de Castro Ruivo handles a variety of data protection and data privacy compliance matters for major banking, TMT and energy players. Other names to note at the associate level include Marta Salgado Areias, who brings together expertise in IP, data protection and consumer law, and Rita de Sousa Costa, who handles complex audits and litigation cases.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Lomba

Other key lawyers:

Inês de Castro Ruivo; Marta Salgado Areias; Rita de Sousa Costa; Nádia da Costa Ribeiro


‘From the Privacy and data protection team, I would like to highlight Nádia Ribeiro, with whom we work regularly. Nádia has in-depth knowledge of the subject and is always “one step ahead” in relation to the questions and problems that are posed to her. Nádia is committed and focused, and with above average dedication to her clients.’

‘The prompt response and experience of the professionals involved make the experience very positive.’

‘They possess a client-oriented approach to solving business problems.’

‘Pedro Lomba is a professional who is ready to dive deeply into the client’s problem.’

Key clients



Free Now

National Association of Pharmacies

Clever Leaves










United Investments Portugal

Tabaqueira (Philip Morris International)


DefinedCrowd (dba



Angola Cables

Work highlights

  • Assisted H&M with the identification and managing of a data breach incident, including the necessary communication and notification process with the Portuguese Date Protection Authority.
  • Assisting the Impresa Group with all data protection aspects of its activity.
  • Assisting Galp’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) with data protection impact assessments and other high-risk data processing activities.

SRS Legal

SRS Legal houses a data privacy and protection team that is praised for its ‘pragmatism’ and ‘great knowledge’. Clients from across the TMT, banking, insurance and life sciences sectors regularly turn to the department for advice on a range of matters, including GDPR compliance issues, data sharing agreements and regulatory investigations. At the helm sits Luís Neto Galvão, a reference in the market for TMT, healthcare, and financial sector clients; he brings to the table more than two decades' experience in this space and has been described as a ‘deep expert’ in all matters pertaining to data protection. Managing associate Milène Zorrón is responsible for the compliance department and the German and Brazilian desks.

Practice head(s):

Luís Neto Galvão

Other key lawyers:

Milène Zorrón


‘Luis Neto Galvão is a deep expert in this area.’

‘The depth of their knowledge both on the matters of law as well as the business issues at stake is extremely valued by clients. I find their advice to be practical and useful.’

‘Availability and pragmatism, combined with knowledge of the topics in question make SRS a valuable partner for us.’

‘Luís Neto Galvão, due to his competence and attitude, is an example and someone I would recommend without hesitation.’

‘SRS are truly experts in data protection.’

‘My go-to lawyer for personal data protection is Luís Neto Galvão. He is the dean in this matter, he truly has experience and credibility from years of experience in this space.’

‘Luís Neto Galvão’s team has demonstrated current and innovative knowledge of privacy and data protection matters. The team has a great knowledge of business organisations and their concerns, actively seeking to find solutions to new challenges and innovative projects, such as the use of AI.’

Key clients

NAU – Highgate Group

Adam Foods




BT Portugal

Pinsent Masons



IQVIA Solutions Portugal


Mitsubishi Electric Europe


Associação Mutualista Montepio Geral


Santander Consumer

SAS Apostas Sociais, Jogos e Apostas Online (Group Misericórdia de Lisboa


Securitas Direct

Montepio Geral

Work highlights

  • Advising iBASIS in relation to the privacy aspects of a cybersecurity service provided to telecoms operators.
  • Advising the Data Protection Officer (DPO) of GALP on all data protection related matters subject to the review and advice of the DPO.
  • Assisting Montepio with a significant project, which implied a thorough review of all data flows and processing activities undertaken by all the directories of Montepio.

Abreu Advogados

Praised for its ‘high technical knowledge’, the data privacy and protection team at Abreu Advogados is a popular destination for household name companies seeking assistance with cross-border data transfers, GDPR compliance, audits and privacy policies. Under the leadership of Ricardo Henriques, the practice excels at assisting clients across the TMT, insurance, healthcare, life sciences and retail sectors. Henriques is noted for his focus on technology, advising on matters such as software licensing, compliance projects regarding emerging technologies and issues related to e-commerce, including data protection-related matters. Senior associate José Maria Alves Pereira has extensive experience in mandates concerning GDPR compliance.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Henriques

Other key lawyers:

Simão de Sant’Ana; José Maria Alves Pereira


‘The Abreu team offers us enormous confidence in the work we entrust them with. We consider that their mastery of the subject, the experience of the professionals and above all their permanent updating and practical sense when advising us makes them unique.’

‘The team at Abreu Advogados is always reliable and provides excellent support in IT matters, including the protection of personal data.’

‘Ricardo Henriques is always available to provide practical advice to clients. His knowledge and understanding of the client’s needs in the Portuguese market make him a great partner to work with.’

‘The team is absolutely dedicated to the client.’

‘Quality team, with high technical knowledge of the subject of privacy and personal data protection. It distinguishes itself from others due to its concern for understanding the client’s reality, which is very relevant for the type of service it provides. The team is always available and manages priorities based on the client’s needs.’

‘I recommend Ricardo Henriques for his technical knowledge and team management skills.’

‘I highlight partner Ricardo Henriques and associate José Maria Alves Pereira, both for their total availability and specialised knowledge in the area of ​​data protection and innovative technologies.’

‘Abreu Advogados has a well-established privacy and data protection practice. They are my go-to law firm in Portugal for these matters.’

Key clients





Colt Technology Services





Federal Express (Fedex)

Fresenius SE & Co Kgaa

Genpact (Pnmsoft)



Ikea Group

Lidl & Companhia

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation




Robert Bosch GmbH



Thea Laboratoires




Work highlights

  • Assisting Porsche with several projects related to its online business and connected car services.
  • Advising Primark on a data protection project related to communication tools for employees.
  • Assisting LIDL with data protection and cybersecurity matters.

CCA Law Firm

The team at CCA Law Firm, lauded for its ‘in-depth knowledge’, stands out for its experience advising companies in the TMT sector on GDPR compliance, privacy policies and data processing arrangements. Lawyers earn further praise for their ability to act for clients operating in the financial, pharmaceuticals, banking, and retail industries. Filipe Mayer and Martim Bouza Serrano, the latter of whom focuses on tech, privacy, IP and other TMT-related matters, jointly head up the practice. Eduardo Magrani stands out for his strong performance in data protection, IP, AI and cybersecurity mandates.

Practice head(s):

Filipe Mayer; Martim Bouza Serrano

Other key lawyers:

Eduardo Magrani


‘Constant availability and in-depth knowledge of the topics covered.’

‘Martim Bouza Serrano stands out for his proximity, empathy, availability and technical knowledge.’

Key clients






Havas Group

Cofina Media



JTI – Tabaco


Special Variable

Zuvi Nova

Clinica Bexiga



Eat tasty


Counting large domestic and multinational companies among its key client roster, CMS is well versed in cross-border compliance projects, data transfers, GDPR-related work, and privacy policy matters. The practice is spearheaded by IP specialists José Luís Arnaut and João Leitão Figueiredo. Arnaut often acts for public and private companies in the implementation of compliance programmes, while Figueiredo is noted for his expertise in data breaches, data transfers and issues pertaining to online tracking. Associate Sara Rocha is another key individual to note for mandates involving the protection of personal data, including compliance projects and privacy policies.

Practice head(s):

José Luís Arnaut; João Leitão Figueiredo

Other key lawyers:

Sara Rocha


‘CMS stands out for its lawyers’ knowledge of legislation, doctrine and authorities’ decisions in this area of ​​law, as well as their ability to convey them clearly and adapt their advice and solutions to clients’ concerns.’

‘João Leitão Figueiredo has a deep and comprehensive technical knowledge of legislation, even when it comes to recently published legislation, as well as the ability to understand the client’s reality, providing practical and efficient legal support.’

‘Dedicated team, always available and focused on client needs. High quality work and solid knowledge in the area.’

‘João Leitão Figueiredo – Lawyer with extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in the area. Great ability to adapt to client needs. Always available to present solutions. Establishes relationships of trust and closeness.’

‘Sara Rocha – Always available, dedicated and diligent. Her work is of high quality and reveals the solidity of his knowledge. Cultivates proximity to customers.’

‘The entire team’s work is exceptional, revealing great proximity and ability to resolve the most complex issues. I highlight, in particular, partner João Leitão Figueiredo for his special knowledge of the area, leadership skills, involvement and training of clients in the area of ​​privacy and data protection.’

‘From the team, I highlight partner João Leitão Figueiredo, not only for his unquestionable knowledge in the area of ​​privacy and data protection, but equally (and no less important) for the team’s special leadership capacity, availability and accessibility, permanent transmission of know-how.’

Key clients

Galp Group

Delta Cafés (Nabeiro Group)

Fromageries Bel

Bensaude Group

Essilor Portugal

DaVita Group

Angelini Group

Solera Group (Audatex)

SRT Group (Stuart)

Vinci Energies

EDP Group

IKEA Industries

NAV Portugal


Work highlights

  • Advising all companies of GALP Group on a daily basis on data protection and privacy matters.
  • Advising all companies of Nabeiro Group (Delta Cafés) on a daily basis on data protection, privacy and compliance matters in Portugal, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Angola and Brazil.
  • Advising all companies of the Bel Group on a daily basis on data protection, privacy, and compliance matters.


The ‘very cohesive’ team at Cuatrecasas excels in privacy matters relating to sensitive data in the healthcare sector. Additionally, the practice is well positioned to advise clients across the telecoms, hardware and electronics, banking, technology and retail sectors. The team is jointly led by Sónia Queiróz Vaz, noted for her focus on privacy and data protection issues, including Big Data, e-commerce and long-distance agreements, and Joana Mota Agostinho, who is a key port of call for clients hailing from the TMT and other highly regulated industries.

Practice head(s):

Sónia Queiróz Vaz; Joana Mota Agostinho

Other key lawyers:

Ana Costa Teixeira; Catarina Castanheira Lopes


‘The team has in-depth knowledge of current legislation. The response time in relation to urgent requests and the degree of constant availability is fantastic.’

‘The data protection team has provided an excellent service in the area of ​​developing and maintaining a company privacy management system that guarantees full compliance with the requirements of the GDPR and other applicable legislation. It also provides an excellent service through Data Protection Officer services and ensures exemplary coordination with the organisation’s internal and external stakeholders.’

‘Joana Mota Agostinho is a competent lawyer with extensive experience in the field of data protection law. Pragmatic and solution-oriented in high-risk situations and with short response times. High ethical standards and trust.’

‘Joana Mota Agostinho’s team has two essential added values: know-how and the fact that they have a very tailor-made approach, trying to understand the client and their specific needs, including with regard to specificities of the industry in which it operates.’

‘Joana Mota Agostinho clearly manages her team very well and knew how to surround herself with excellent professionals. She is very clear in their approaches. Catarina Castanheira Lopes is very pragmatic and conveys confidence in her analyses.’

‘A very cohesive team that works together in different legal areas. The fact that they have a primary point of contact helps immensely in the client/lawyer relationship.’

‘Partner Joana Mota Agostinho is an excellent professional. Always available. Equipped with above average knowledge of the area of ​​privacy and IT. I highly recommend this professional.’

‘Associate Catarina Castanheira Lopes – Endowed with extensive knowledge in the area of ​​privacy and IT.’

Key clients

BMW Portugal

Santander bank


BMW Financial Services


IPO Coimbra



Banco Inter



Novo Nordisk

Grupo Porto Editora

Auto-Estradas do Atlântico


Grupo Sogrape

Volkswagen Autoeuropa





Infraestruturas de Portugal

Águas de Portugal

Fundação Champalimaud

Work highlights

  • Advised OutSystems on personal data protection and privacy issues, specifically on the relationship with external contractors.
  • Advised Samsung Electrónica Portuguesa regularly on projects related to personal data protection.
  • Advised Huawei on several matters including compliance with personal data protection and privacy laws and regulations, associated with its activities as a market leader in the provision of information and communication technology (ICT) smart device infrastructure.

Eversheds Sutherland

Praised for its ‘collaborative stance’, the team at Eversheds Sutherland is well placed to assist clients engaged in the energy, telecoms, healthcare and manufacturing sectors on a broad range of data privacy matters, including GDPR compliance and data processing issues. Practice head Margarida Roda Santos handles the full scope of IP matters, and has extensive experience on IT and data protection issues in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. Key support is offered by Pedro Sampaio Neves and José Luís Monteiro , both of whom advise on the implementation of GDPR programmes.

Practice head(s):

Margarida Roda Santos

Other key lawyers:

Paulo Sampaio Neves; José Luís Monteiro


‘The proximity to the client is the main advantage. The service is always adapted to the client’s needs, making the entire process faster and more efficient.’

‘Margarida Roda Santos is always available, has extensive knowledge in her area of ​​expertise, systematically seeks solutions for the situations presented to her. Paulo Sampaio Neves provides very valid opinions and with a high sense of responsibility.’

‘José Luís Monteiro is clearly the face of privacy and personal data protection at the firm, offering a clear and client-oriented service. Demonstrates a lot of availability and is very reliable in meeting goals and deadlines.’

‘This law firm stands out from the others due to the speed of response.’

‘Paulo Sampaio Neves masters matters of privacy and data protection and, in addition to his knowledge, he always demonstrates total availability to resolve issues that arise in the company, presenting an above average level of response, patience and ability to clarify doubts, conveying knowledge and ensuring stability and confidence in the advice he provides.’

‘Paulo Sampaio Neves is unsurpassed and has a very comprehensive understanding of the topics.’

‘The team that supports us has a lot of knowledge about us and our market. They always have a collaborative stance and see the interests of both parties.’

‘Availability for support from associates and partners for urgent issues that arise.’

Key clients


Reckitt Healthcare

Roche Diagnostics



Viking Cruises S.A.

FCA Bank Portugal S.A.

KEDRION Biopharma



HCL Technologies


Garrigues Portugal

The ‘reliable and client-centric’ team at Garrigues Portugal regularly handles data processing agreements, M&A, privacy policy issues, data breaches and proceedings before the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (CNPD). The practice is jointly steered by Tomás Pessanha, and Alejandro Payá. Senior associate Rute Silva Gomes works with domestic and multinational companies on data protection and commercial mandates. Isabel Bairrão left the firm in January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Tomás Pessanha; Alejandro Padín

Other key lawyers:

Rute Silva Gomes


‘The team we work with always demonstrates enormous availability and speed in analysing the requested topics. Great capacity for analysis and quick proposal of solutions for the topics under discussion. The quality of the service provided is based above all on team quality in terms of knowledge, proactivity and collaborative spirit.’

‘I recommend Rute Gomes. What distinguishes her is her ability to respond quickly, her knowledge of the topics , practical responses, and ability to contextualise what she thinks in a simple way for different interlocutors.’

‘They have a quick response capacity and absolute availability. Absolute knowledge of the themes underlying the area of ​​data protection, from a national and European point of view. They provide a lot of security.’

‘The firm offers extensive technical knowledge. They also very efficiently adapt to multinational companies’ needs in terms of swiftness and commercial vision they need. As a firm with a presence in both Spain and Portugal, they can provide synergies in Iberian projects which result in savings both financially and time wise.’

‘I have worked closely with Rute Silva Gomes, who has shown great knowledge of the areas of privacy and consumer protection rights.’

They are proactive, accurate and quick in their responses, adequately molding their advice considering the strictly legal angle and the actual commercial business needs.’

‘Top-notch know-how, reliable and client-centric team.’

Key clients






Honda Motor Europe



Inditex Group

JLL group


SAS Automotive

Hikma Farmaceuticals

Robert Bosch


JTI – Japan Tobacco International




Henderson Park



Evox Technologies


Work highlights

  • Advising JTI Japan Tobacco International on the implementation of the e-commerce website for selling Ploom X in Portugal, from a data protection perspective.
  • Advising L’Óreal on data protection matters.

Sérvulo & Associados

The ‘multidisciplinary team’ at Sérvulo & Associados earns praise for its ‘professionalism’ and ‘technical knowledge.’ Well positioned to advise clients on a range of data and protection matters, the group excels in GDPR compliance projects, audits, and data processing and transfer agreements. The team is under the joint leadership of a capable trio: Ana Rita Painho, who is singled out for her expertise in the gamut of data protection matters; dispute resolution specialist José Lobo Moutinho; and João Carmona Dias , who acts for companies from an array of sectors, including banking and payment services, energy, insurance, healthcare, IT, electronics and distribution, and brings together expertise in data protection, commercial and corporate law.

Practice head(s):

Ana Rita Paínho; José Lobo Moutinho; João Carmona Dias

Other key lawyers:

Ana Mira Cordeiro; Inês de Sá


‘Sérvulo has a genuine client focus, listening carefully to clients’ problems. It is a multidisciplinary team, which naturally comes together to find a solution that addresses the various perspectives of the problem. They are always available and proactive in providing advice and assistance.’

‘The team has an attitude of extreme professionalism and seriousness, and possesses great knowledge of the matter at hand. They do not hesitate to involve colleagues from different areas to address specific topics. They transmit absolute confidence in the recommendations and advice they give us.’

‘Professionalism, technical knowledge, speed of response, quality of service provided, and availability.’

‘The main reason to work with Sérvulo is to be able to collaborate with Inês de Sá, who controls all the work streams that we entrust to them, whether IP, procedural or commercial. She leads and coordinates all work with professionalism and excellence.’

‘João Carmona Dias has solid technical knowledge in the area, is proactive and provides quick responses.’

‘Sérvulo always provides its services to us in a fast and accurate manner. Their advice is highly valued by our company and indispensable for our day-to-day business.’

‘What is remarkable about Sérvulo’s lawyers is their professionalism and reliability. We have full confidence in Sérvulo’s team and, above all, in João Carmona Dias.’

Key clients

EDP Energias de Portugal


Porsche Ibérica


Verizon Connect Portugal

Frotcom International

Page Group

Banco BIC Português

LG Electronics Portugal

Hitachi Consulting Portugal

Banco Primus, S.A.

Signify Portugal Unipessoal

Ferrero Ibérica, S.A. (Sucursal em Portugal)

SPMS – Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde

Abbott Laboratórios, Lda.

Abbott Medical (Portugal)

SIBS Processos – Serviços Interbancários de Processamento

Banco Comercial e de Investimentos (BCI)

Work highlights

  • Assisted EDP SA and the EDP Group with data protection and data privacy matters.
  • Advising SenseiData on the implementation of a project of its full autonomous store which uses cameras and AI.
  • Advising Porsche on data privacy matters in Portugal since 2019.


The ‘excellent’ data privacy and protection team at TELLES advises clients from a myriad of sectors, including banking, retail, technology and automotive, on a range of matters. The practice is steered by Pedro Vidigal Monteiro, who has combined expertise in IP, tech-related matters and data privacy issues. Ana Ferreira Neves, who possesses extensive experience in e-commerce and consumer law, and Maria Abreu Ferreira who regularly carries out data protection compliance assessments, are other names to note in the team.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Vidigal Monteiro

Other key lawyers:

Ana Ferreira Neves; Maria Abreu Ferreira; Beatriz Reis Santos


‘The team carries out excellent work. I highlight their dedication in providing contracted services to the client, always meeting their needs. Quality of service provided and adequate technical knowledge in the field of privacy and protection of personal data.’

‘Pedro Vidigal Monteiro and Maria Abreu Ferreira – Exceptional quality, extensive knowledge and mastery of subjects, seniority, pragmatism, availability and response times. An excellent and lasting collaboration.’

‘Telles has great knowledge of the business and understands how legal topics can be articulated with the requirements of different businesses.’

‘Quick response, clearly and succinctly to resolve the problem. With the support of the team, we were able to follow up on the need quickly and accurately.’

‘The lawyers we worked with were, at all times, available, professional and clear. Even when the work involved the participation of interns, they had the necessary superior support to provide the services in a way that gave us the necessary confidence in the conclusions and consequent decisions adopted.’

‘What I appreciate most about the services provided by Telles is the availability of the team and the ability to understand reality and business needs, addressing legal solutions to issues that arise, without compromising the necessary rigour and compliance with applicable legal provisions.’

‘I would distinguish, at this point, the partner and team leader Pedro Vidigal Monteiro for his preparation, availability and empathy.’

Key clients


Municipio de Lisboa


Agência para a Modernização Administrativa


Matudis (Pepsi Company)

Serviços Partilhados Ministério da Saúde (Portuguese Ministry of Health)


Super Bock Group

Zippy (Sonae Group)


Natixis Bank




IGFEJ (Ministry of Justice – Portugal)


NTT DATA (former “Everis”)


Modalfa (Sonae Group)

Thorco Projects

Domes Resorts


Hospital de Loulé


Stay Hotels


Health Cluster Portugal

Positive Materials (Nodes)

C.Santos VP (Mercedes Concessionaire)


Procimo Technology

Salsa (Sonae Group)


Black Bolt




Work highlights

  • Advised Explorer IV – Venture Capital Fund, managed by Explorer Investments – Sociedade de Capital de Risco on the acquisition of a 60% stake in DevScope.
  • Advised SPMS on projects related to the development of health in a perspective of enhancing citizen proximity and digital access to health.
  • Advised Instituto de Gestão Financeira e Equipamentos da Justiça (IGFEJ) on data protection matters.