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Firms To Watch: Data privacy and data protection

Led by Margarida Roda Santos, Eversheds Sutherland FCB advises companies from a wide range of industries, most notably energy, telecoms, healthcare and manufacturing, on data privacy policies, GDPR compliance and data processing issues.

Data privacy and data protection in Portugal

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados adopts a cross-practice approach to advise on data protection and privacy matters. With specialists from a wide range of fields, including TMT, labour, criminal, corporate and insurance, the practice is geared to assist clients in all stages of data protection work, from compliance programmes to investigations and disputes. Of particular note is the team’s proven track record in handling criminal proceedings relating to data protection laws. Notable for his significant experience in data protection litigation, Tiago Félix da Costa heads up the group. He works alongside Helena Tapp Barroso, who often advises companies from the technology, banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals and automotive industries on contractual matters and compliance issues. Another key practitioner is Maria da Assunção da Cunha Reis.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Félix da Costa


Other key lawyers:

Helena Tapp Barroso; Maria Assunção da Cunha Reis


Testimonials

‘Available. Perfectly up-to-date with the latest news on the subjects they deal with. Highly qualified.’

‘The team at Morais Leitao has great in-depth knowledge and expertise in the domain of data protection. What we really appreciate is the translation of the complex data protection matters into straight and simple explanations. The diversity of the team and the 24/7 availability make it the business partner we need.’

‘Helena Tapp Barroso makes the difference, she is an authority in the area of data protection but also employment law, which is a unique combination. She really digs deeper than other practitioners. A real added value!’

‘Availability and proximity.’

‘I particularly and strongly recommend Tiago Félix da Costa as our relationship with the office is guaranteed by him.’

‘I would recommend Helena Tapp Barroso.’

Work highlights


  • Assisted NOS with the evaluation of data protection issues and building data protection compliant solutions related to personalised advertising on its TV broadcasting.
  • Acted for the Millennium BCP DPO team on data breach incidents and complex data subject rights issues.
  • Advised Modelo Continent Hipermercados on its privacy policy and the terms and conditions applicable to its loyalty programme.

VdA

At VdA, the privacy and data protection team sits within the broader information, communication and technology group. With specialised practitioners in specific industries, the practice is well equipped to assist clients in the retail, healthcare, energy, insurance, transportation, banking and gambling sectors. In addition to its proven track record in advising on privacy compliance programmes, the team is also sought after to handle the data protection aspects of corporate transactions as well as cybersecurity incidents and related contentious matters. With over 27 years of experience acting for domestic and international clients in international data transfers, data breaches and compliance work, Magda Cocco overseas the practice. Recently promoted partner Inês Antas de Barros is a key contact for the implementation of data protection compliance programmes in Portugal and Africa. Another name to note is managing associate Maria De Lurdes Gonçalves.

Practice head(s):

Magda Cocco


Other key lawyers:

Inês Antas de Barros; Maria de Lurdes Gonçalves


Testimonials

‘VdA is an office that embodies innovation, endowed with excellent professionals focused on the client. As a client, I have experienced an exceptional service with the firm and I intend to continue working with the team!’

‘Magda Cocco and Inês Antas de Barros, in addition to the excellent reputation they have in the market, provide excellent service, demonstrating assertive and pragmatic leadership. They seek to understand the client’s business, providing opinions and legal advice of excellent quality. My experience with both continues to be absolutely exceptional!’

‘I value its proximity, availability and focus on finding the best solution for the client.’

‘The jurists I have worked with have deep technical knowledge and intelligently seek to know the client’s business so that their contribution is full and efficient.’

‘I emphasise the quality of Magda Coco, Ines Antas de Barros and Maria de Lurdes Gonçalves.’

‘Magda Cocco, Inês Antas de Barros and Maria de Lurdes Gonçalves are recommended.’

‘Excellent technical competence and availability.’

‘Magda Coco for her technical competence.’

Key clients

Alliance Française d’Investment


AGEAS Group


Altice Group


APS – Associação Portuguesa de Seguradores


Bial – Portela & Cª, SA


Brisa Group


ComparaMais, Lda


CTT Group


CUF


EDP Group


European Space Agency (ESA)


E-REDES – Distribuição de Eletricidade, SA


Feedzai


Fresenius Kabi Pharma PT


Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian


Galp Energia, SGPS, SA


Generg Group


Gilead


HPA Saúde Group


IQVIA


José de Mello Group


Lusíadas Saúde


Luz Saúde


MEO – Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia SA


ProChild Lab


Sistemas McDonald’s Portugal, Lda


Sport Lisboa e Benfica Group (SLB)


VIA Outlets Portugal


Vodafone Portugal


Sonae Sierra SA


Zurich Insurance plc – Sucursal em Portugal


Work highlights


  • Assisted AFD in the context of the #Data4COVID19 Africa Challenge project backed by AFD, Expertise France and GovLab by offering a series of privacy workshops to the project participants.
  • Advised ESA, together with GMV and Guardtime, on the BlockSatCom project, assessing the benefits of blockchain for satcom and vice versa, covering regulatory matters among other areas.
  • Acted for Bial on the implementation of a cookie’s compliance programme, while ensuring legal compliance and operational advantages for Bial.

DLA Piper ABBC

DLA Piper ABBC‘s privacy and data protection team is particularly focused on advising multinational companies on the implementation of compliance programmes and GDPR work. Led by João Costa Quinta and Daniel Reis, the practice is active in the automotive, retail, tourism, telecoms and energy sectors. Costa Quinta is especially sought after to advise high-value start-up companies on cross-border privacy matters ,while Reis covers IT services, cybersecurity incidents and software licensing and is a key contact for technology clients. They are supported by senior associates Vanessa Patrocínio and Margarida Leitão Nogueira, who combine significant expertise in GDPR work and IP.

Practice head(s):

João Costa Quinta; Daniel Reis


Other key lawyers:

Vanessa Patrocínio; Margarida Leitão Nogueira


Testimonials

‘A team with the ability to understand the specifics of the client’s business and adapt its analysis accordingly without compromising the quality of the service.’

‘Margarida Leitão Nogeira has excellent technical skills and availability. Vanessa Patrocínio has excellent technical skills.’

‘We mainly work with Vanessa Patrocínio, Margarida Leitão and Daniel Reis. We emphasise their availability and prompt attention to our needs.’

‘A team of specialised professionals for the most diverse areas, with a distinct ability to monitor, issue opinions, present legal solutions for the most diverse issues, and above all, proximity to the client.’

‘Margarida Leitao Nogueira is recommended.’

‘Client focused, extensive knowledge, well-founded and structured opinions, confidence in the information provided, availability and involvement.’ 

‘I’d note Daniel Reis and Vanessa Patrocínio for their know-how, expertise, availability and pragmatism.’

‘Vanessa Patrocínio, Margarida Leitão and Daniel Reis are extremely competent in terms of data protection matters.’

Key clients

EDP


AC Nielsen


Marktest


Randstad


GALP


Bial


Ibersol


Work highlights


  • Assisted EDP as its Data Protection Officer with legal opinions, data subject requests and audits.
  • Advised GALP on complex and sensitive issues involving employee monitoring.
  • Advised a leading automotive manufacturer on the use of cookies on all its group websites.

PLMJ

PLMJ has a well-established reputation in the privacy and data protection space and is equipped to handle the gamut of data protection and privacy work for both domestic and multinational companies. Household names such as Microsoft, Pandora and H&M turn to the practice for assistance with cross-border compliance projects, audits, data breach issues, litigation and the data protection aspects of M&A. Leading the group is Pedro Lomba, who has significant experience in regulated sectors, including media, healthcare and advertising. Also recommended are associate Rita de Sousa Costa, who is a technology and data protection expert, and recently promoted senior associate Marta Salgado Areias. The team was further boosted by the arrival of senior associate Inês de Castro Ruivo in September 2021, from Santander.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Lomba


Other key lawyers:

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


Testimonials

‘The team is made up of excellent professionals who have provided excellent support in the creation of data protection compliance programmes.’

‘Always concerned in providing a comprehensive analysis, not only identifying the problem but immediately proposing practical solutions.’

‘Rita de Sousa Costa is very experienced and practical.’

‘The team is practical and close to the client. It is very easy to say you can’t do something, but what we need is a lawyer who tells you what to do. They respond to this profile.’

‘I would recommend Nádia da Costa Ribeiro as she is a professional with extensive experience in regulatory law, data protection and information and technology law, with vast knowledge of the telecommunication sector.’

‘Ines de Castro Ruivo is always serene and mindful when seeking to understand the requirements of the client.’

‘It takes into account the particularities of the client’s sector. Availability to discuss with the client the latest guidelines on privacy and data protection. Proximity to the client. A true partnership.’

‘I’d highlight Rita de Sousa Costa and Pedro Lomba.’

Key clients

Microsoft


Minor Hotels


Free Now


National Association of Pharmacies


Clever Leaves


Mazda


Ford


Pandora


Impresa


Herbalife


Glovo


Moongy (ex-HIQ Consulting)


Pernod Ricard


Starcampus


United Investments Portugal


Tabaqueira (Philip Morris International)


H&M


DefinedCrowd (dba Defined.ai)


Compara já


REN


Angola Cables


Work highlights


  • Advised the Impresa Group on a high-profile cyber attack.
  • Acted for the delivery and e-commerce platform Glovo in all of its compliance and regulatory matters.
  • Assisted Startcampus and its shareholder Pioneer with the implementation of a new hyperscale data centre in Sines, Portugal.

SRS Legal

The privacy and data protection team at SRS Legal is ‘very practical in its legal advice’ and has significant experience in the TMT, banking, insurance and life sciences sectors. Working alongside the firm’s labour, litigation and life sciences teams, the practice is geared to handle a wide range of matters, including GDPR compliance, data sharing agreements and regulatory investigations. Highly rated as ‘an excellent professional’, practice head Luís Neto Galvão complements his in-depth knowledge of data privacy’ with past experience working as a data protection expert for the European Commission and the Council of Europe. He works alongside associate Giorgio Galli, who acts for both domestic and international clients in corporate matters and GDPR work.


Practice head(s):

Luís Neto Galvão


Other key lawyers:

Giorgio Galli


Testimonials

‘The team is very practical in their legal advice.’

‘Luís Neto Galvão is knowledgeable and focused. His advice is always practical.’

‘I consider Luís Neto Galvão to be a leading lawyer in terms of data protection in Portugal.’

‘SRS provides services in the area in question with a very high quality/price ratio. There is a deep and active involvement of the partner Luís Neto Galvão, a well-known practitioner in our country for personal data issues. A high level of confidence in the work carried out by the team.’

‘Luís Neto Galvão is a professional of excellence, endowed with deep knowledge in the area of privacy that allows us to ensure the best way to process personal data in our business. From a personal point of view, he is extremely sympathic and kind.’

‘Luis Neto Galvão is an excellent lawyer and super careful in coordinating the entire team, trying his best to ensure that his entire team is constantly updated on all legislative projects in order to always provide innovative solutions while always taking care of the team’s interest.’

‘I recommend Luís Neto Galvão, for his professionalism, know-how regarding the area in question, updating of topics and assertiveness in responses.’

Key clients

Adam Foods


iBASIS


ANOVA


Boheringuer Ingelheim Portugal


BT Portugal


Gamalife


GALP t


IQVIA Solutions Portugal


Mediceus


Mitsubishi Electric Europe


Rubis


Oxy Capital


Santander Consumer


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


Goldenergy


Securitas Direct


Xerpa


Work highlights


  • Assisted iBASIS businesses in Lexington, Massachusetts and Lisbon, Portugal with the negotiation of personal data processing agreements in connection with its service agreements with worldwide telecoms operators.
  • Acted for Goldenergy as its Data Protection Officer (DPO) on all privacy related aspects of its business.
  • Advised GALP as its Data Protection Officer on its data protection matters, including data breach incidents.

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados houses an ‘experienced and reliable’ team of dedicated privacy and data protection specialists, who are often retained by household name companies to advise on cross-border data transfers, GDPR compliance, audits and privacy policies. The team’s client list spans a wide range of sectors, such as TMT, insurance, healthcare, life sciences and retail. Notable for his experience handling GDPR implementation projects, Ricardo Henriques leads the practice and is highly regarded as ‘an excellent partner who delivers outstanding service’. Henriques is supported by senior associate José Maria Alves Pereira, whose expertise spans e-commerce, consumer law, media and advertising matters.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Henriques


Other key lawyers:

José Maria Alves Pereira; César Bessa Monteiro; José Maria Alves Pereira


Testimonials

‘Wonderful team of experienced and reliable people, who are able to provide fast and professional assistance on every specific question submitted.’

‘Excellent team, constantly improving and helping our businesses.’

‘Ricardo Herniques is an excellent partner who delivers an outstanding service.’

‘Competence and availability, understanding of the business and the client’s needs, are some of the characteristics that I would emphasise in relation to partner Ricardo Henriques and associate José Maria Alves Pereira.’

‘Ricardo Henriques, César Bessa Monteiro and José Maria Alves Pereira are recommended.’

Key clients

Acciona


BIAL


Coca-Cola


Colt


Coopervision


Daimler


Enterprise


Essity


Federal Express (FedEx)


Fresenius SE & Co KgaA


GENPACT (PNMSOFT)


Globalvia


Google


IKEA


LIDL


Netflix


Porsche


SAP


Primark


SITEL


Thea Laboratoires


VEOLIA


Visa


Vodafone


Work highlights


  • Advised Open Spiral, a Portuguese company focused on business and enterprise management, on agreements with Cyient Limited to acquire Celfinet – Consultoria em Telecomunicações.
  • Acted for the real estate marketplace idealista on the acquisition of Smiling Cloud, a leading Portuguese proptech company in the real estate solutions management field.
  • Advised Recipharma on the acquisition of GenIbet, a Portuguese biopharmaceutical company recognised for its work in the development of biological medicines and the manufacturing of biological clinical trial material.

CCA Law Firm

At CCA Law Firm, the privacy and data protection group sits within the firm’s broader TMT department and is well known for its proven track record in advising leading companies in the TMT sector on GDPR compliance, privacy policies and data processing arrangements. Of particular note is the team’s expertise in right to be forgotten cases and proceedings before the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (CNPD). With extensive experience in cross-border GDPR compliance projects, Martim Bouza Serrano leads the group alongside Filipe Mayer. In April 2022, the team welcomed senior counsel Eduardo Magrani, who has significant international experience handling data protection, IP, cybersecurity and AI matters.

Practice head(s):

Martim Bouza Serrano; Filipe Mayer


Testimonials

‘It knows my business and operates as if it was part of my team, even though they are an external partner.’

‘The team keeps me updated in the data privacy issues with their news letters and webinars.’

‘Market knowledge of new technologies, trends, services and products.’

‘I’d highlight Martim Bouza Serrano, for his permanent availability and problem-solving skills.’

Key clients

Google


Vodafone


IBM


Europcar


Havas Group


Fullsix


Farfetch


Procter & Gamble


JTI | Japan Tobacco International​


Sephora


Jimpisoft


3CORESEC


OLX


Eat Tasty


C&A Modas


Cofina


Clinica Bexiga


Send It


Special Variable


Work highlights


  • Represented Google in right to be forgotten cases pending before the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (CNPD).
  • Assisted the Portuguese branch of Vodafone in all day-to-day matters related to data privacy.
  • Acted for Special Variable in the implementation of a seamless process for its tech platform that allows institutions such as banks to perform credit checks.

CMS

Led by José Luís Arnaut, the data protection team at CMS often acts for large domestic and multinational companies from a wide range of industries, most notably technology, healthcare, retail, life sciences and energy. The group is noted for its wealth of experience advising on cross-border compliance projects, data transfers, privacy policy matters and GDPR work. Arnaut is especially sought after to handle the implementation of compliance projects. Another key practitioner is João Leitão Figueiredo, who excels in contentious, transactional and regulatory data protection matters.

Practice head(s):

José Luís Arnaut


Other key lawyers:

João Leitão Figueiredo


Key clients

Fromageries Bel


Galp Group


Delta Cafés (Nabeiro Group)


Bensaude Group


Essilor Luxottica Portugal


DaVita Group


Angelini Group


Solera Group (Audatex)


SRT Group (Stuart)


NAV Portugal


DOUGLAS GmbH


EDP Group


IKEA


Work highlights


  • Advised all companies of GALP Group on a daily basis on data protection and privacy matters.
  • Acted for all companies of Bensaude Group on a daily basis on data protection and privacy, and compliance matters.
  • Assisted all companies of Nabeiro Group (Delta Cafés) on a daily basis in data protection and privacy compliance matters in Portugal, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Angola and Brazil.

Cuatrecasas

Offering ‘valued-added service’ and ‘tailor-made’ advice on data protection and privacy matters, Cuatrecasas is a popular choice for telecoms, hardware and electronics, banking, technology and retail clients operating in Portugal. The team is also skilled in privacy matters relating to sensitive data in the healthcare sector. With significant experience in data protection matters, especially issues relating to big data and e-commerce, Sónia Queiróz Vaz co-leads the practice with Joana Mota Agostinho; the pair regularly advise well-known players, including Samsung, Farfetch and BMW.

Practice head(s):

Sónia Queiróz Vaz; Joana Mota Agostinho


Other key lawyers:

Catarina Castanheira Lopes; Nuno Lima da Luz


Testimonials

‘Quality of service provided as well as availability, friendliness, knowledge of our business area.’

‘Joana Mota Agostinho is outstanding and easily understands all the concerns of tech and artificial intelligence companies, as well as financial and fintech regulation.’

‘The best team to work with. Responsive, direct and speak the language of business.’

‘Cuatrecasas’ privacy and personal data protection team offers value-added services not only because of the team’s technical know-how but also because of the client-tailored approach. The team clearly studies its clients before submitting proposals and understands what the client needs.’

‘Joana Mota Agostinho has the know-how and soft skills to manage a team of lawyers and understands what clients want.’

‘Catarina Castanheira Lopes: Her competence, deep technical knowledge, as well as assertiveness has been an extraordinarily important asset for the success of our business.’

‘Joana Agostinho and Nuno Lima da Luz are always available and very clear in all the information provided. Very knowledgeable in the GDPR area.’

‘Joana Mota Agostinho has always proved to be extraordinarily well prepared in technical terms, being constantly updated in relation to additional clarifications that were emerging regarding the legislation. This aspect was vitally important for making the best business decisions.’

Key clients

BMW Portugal


Santander bank


Galp


BMW Financial Services


Roche


IPO Coimbra


Samsung Electrónica Portuguesa


OutSystems


Banco Inter


Globo


VOLUP


Novo Nordisk


Grupo Porto Editora


Auto-Estradas do Atlântico


DHL


Grupo Sogrape


Volkswagen Autoeuropa


ONI


NOWO


Farfetch


Feedzai


Infraestruturas de Portugal


Águas de Portugal


Fundação Champalimaud


Work highlights


  • Advised OutSystems regarding personal data protection and privacy matters, including on its relationship with external contractors.
  • Acted for Samsung Electrónica Portuguesa on projects relating to personal data processing.
  • Assisted Volup in data protection and privacy compliance matters relating to its premium food delivery digital platform.

Garrigues Portugal

With ‘excellent knowledge of GDPR matters’, Garrigues Portugal frequently handles data processing agreements, M&A, privacy policy issues, data breaches and proceedings before the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (CNPD). On the international front, the team is noted for its ability to advise on cross-border projects. From Madrid, Alejandro Padín leads the practice alongside Lisbon-based partner Tomás Pessanha. A key name for GDPR compliance and post-data breach matters is principal associate Isabel Bairrão, who regularly advises multinational companies from the technology, banking, pharmaceutical, telecoms and automotive industries. Senior associate Rute Silva Gomes is recommended for M&A and data transfer agreements. Associate Ana Ferreira Neves left the firm in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Tomás Pessanha; Alejandro Padín


Other key lawyers:

Isabel Bairrão; Rute Silva Gomes


Testimonials

‘An office with a professional approach that demonstrates a deep knowledge of the subjects.’

‘Isabel Bairrão and Rute Silva Gomes have great skills and vast knowledge of the matters under discussion. Excellent preparation for meetings.’

‘I highlight Isabel Bairrão, who is always available to help and find solutions so that the business can develop successfully and legally.’

‘Excellent knowledge of legislation and its interpretation. Excellent ability to translate complex topics into simple language. Accessibility and friendliness.’

‘Isabel Bairrão leads a small team dedicated to data privacy. The team totally understands our business, our needs, and helps us exactly with what we expect from them.’

‘Isabel and Rute are experts in data privacy and they have a deep knowledge of the area, as well as its implications for companies.’

‘Always thorough and detailed analysis. Conducting workshops with companies and addressing day-to-day topics. Patience in explaining complex GDPR topics.’

‘My main contact is Isabel Bairrão, whose knowledge of the legislation applicable to our requests always leave me with confidence in her thorough and detailed analysis of topics. She always aims at the best solution for the client.’

Key clients

L’Oréal


Decathlon


JTI – Japan Tobacco International​


CBRE


Sobi


Gamalife


Apax


Polestar


Endesa


Angelini


Adolfo Domínguez


Iberdrola


Sibs


Banco Sabadell


Volvo


Inditex Group


SAS Automotive


Honda Motor Europe


Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)


Robert Bosch


Lundbeck


Hikma Pharmaceuticals


Samsung


Jaguar


Work highlights


  • Advised the Portuguese branch of Samsung on data protection matters.
  • Assisted Endesa in marketing matters, including its relationships with data brokers, consent collection and use of cookies and similar technologies.
  • Acted for an American finance and insurance company on several complex and multi-jurisdictional data breaches suffered by its clients within the scope of its well-known cybersecurity insurance policy.

Sérvulo & Associados

Sérvulo & Associados offers banking, IT and software, healthcare, insurance and public sector clients strategic advice on a wide range of privacy and data protection matters, most notably GDPR compliance projects, audits and data processing and transfer agreements. The practice is led by the trio of Ana Rita Paínho, José Lobo Moutinho and João Carmona Dias. Paínho, who also oversees the IP and TMT teams, has extensive experience in data protection, marketing, IT and advertising matters. Lobo Moutinho and Carmona Dias are often sought after to handle GDPR implementation and compliance for domestic and multinational companies.

Practice head(s):

Ana Rita Paínho; José Lobo Moutinho; João Carmona Dias


Other key lawyers:

Inês de Sá


Testimonials

‘Multidisciplinary law firm that allows you to jump from one topic to another with the same partner guiding the matter, no need to re-explain the topic each time.’

‘Inês de Sá is exceptional because of her ability to truly understand the needs of the client and fight tirelessly to find options and solutions that fit the clients needs, just as an in-house lawyer would do. She also has exceptional communications skills and speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese.’

‘Sérvulo & Associados provides excellent legal support, the whole team is extremely well prepared and is able to provide adequate legal advice in a pragmatic way to all types of legal and commercial matters, which in many cases are quite complex. In addition, the team is quite diverse which is very important and valued.’

‘João Carmona Dias is an exceptional lawyer, always supportive who understands perfectly well the needs of clients and is able to provide ad-hoc advice when required.’

Key clients

EDP Energias de Portugal, SA


Novo Banco, SA


SenseiData SA


DPD Portugal – Transporte Expresso, SA


Porsche Ibérica SL


Grünenthal, SA


Teva Group


Verizon Connect Portugal SA


Spin, Inc


Frotcom International


Page Group


Nespresso


Banco BIC Português, SA


LG Electronics Portugal, SA


Hitachi Consulting Portugal, SA


Banco Primus, SA


Signify Portugal Unipessoal, Lda


Ferrero Ibérica, SA (Sucursal em Portugal)


SPMS – Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, EPE


Abbott Laboratórios, Lda


Abbott Medical (Portugal) – Distribuição de Produtos Médicos, Lda


SIBS Processos – Serviços Interbancários de Processamento, SA


FRVR


Work highlights


  • Advised EDP Energias de Portugal and other companies of the EDP Group on data privacy and data protection matters, including GDPR compliance projects and data processing issues.
  • Assisted start-up company Senseidata with data privacy impact assessments and data processing agreements for the collection of personal data for its autonomous store project.
  • Acted for Porsche Iberica on data privacy matters in Portugal, including assistance with GDPR compliance.

TELLES

The data protection and privacy service offering at TELLES was recently boosted by the arrival of counsel Ana Ferreira Neves, formerly at Garrigues Portugal, who brings significant experience in digital transformation matters. Leading the practice is Pedro Vidigal Monteiro, who is a key contact for GDPR compliance work, data breach incidents and data sharing agreements. The group is prominent in a wide range of industries, including banking, retail, technology and automotive, and is well versed in handling sensitive data protection matters in the healthcare sector.


Practice head(s):

Pedro Vidigal Monteiro


Other key lawyers:

Ana Ferreira Neves; Beatriz Reis Santos; João Santiago Silva


Testimonials

‘A very diligent and available team, with quick responses to requests and members with multiple skills and different degrees of expertise, adding value to the services provided.’

‘The TELLES team is excellent. The personal data and technology department is a very experienced department, with a large team that is knowledgeable about the various realities of the clients’ different industries.

‘The partner Pedro Vidigal Monteiro is involved in all matters and always gives his experienced view of the topics. Pedro is an experienced lawyer, knowledgeable and we trust him without any doubts. The rest of the team also has a lot of experience in data protection issues, like Beatriz Reis Santos. The team responds very quickly and efficiently, so I only have very positive points to highlight about our collaboration with TELLES.’

‘In the last year, I worked with partner Pedro Vidigal Monteiro and associate João Santiago Silva, who are distinguished by their continuous availability and business-oriented solutions as well as their rigour in the analysis of all matters entrusted them.’

‘First, the seniority of the teams. I have worked with several national and international companies in this field, especially in the area of Technology, GDPR and compliance, and Telles stands out for having continuous monitoring by very senior elements, regardless of the rates practiced. I also highlight the innovation in partnerships (eg with technological consulting companies, from organization to processes) to address multidimensional problems, such as data privacy. I also emphasize the adequate management of expectations and transparency in the field of invoicing.’

‘Pedro Vidigal Monteiro: In addition to the legal domain in the area of privacy and personal data, he has very atypical skills in understanding business challenges, namely with regard to the technological area.’

‘Telles’ Privacy and Personal Data Protection team/department is distinguished from the others by its informal and pragmatic approach to topics, always oriented towards the solution and not towards the problems. All this, of course, without neglecting the rigor and seriousness with which they deal with all matters that are entrusted.’

Key clients

Serviços Partilhados Ministério da Saúde (Portuguese Ministry of Health)


Lusíadas


Super Bock Group


Zippy (Sonae Group)


AGEAS


Natixis Bank


RedBull


HERTZ


Daufood Portugal Unipessoal Lda


HomeServe


Mccann Erickson


NTT DATA


Cloudcomputing


Modalfa (Sonae Group)


Black Bolt


Pangaia


Armis


Stay Hotels


NORS


Health Cluster Portugal


Raclac


Micropack


C.Santos VP (Mercedes Concessionaire)


Rummo


Beta Capital


ExpressGlass


Clipal


Procimo Technology


Salsa (Sonae Group)


Work highlights


  • Advised SPMS, the Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, on important projects in the healthcare sector.
  • Assisted ADE Porto (Associação Energia) in the context of the Porto Energy Hub (PEH) project.
  • Acted for Zeitreel, formerly Sonae Fashion, on several projects and contracts relating to data protection, IP, tech and cyber matters.