Mr Tiago Félix da Costa > Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
1070-050 LISBOA
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Work Department

Criminal, Misdemeanour and commercial litigation. Compliance and Personal Data Privacy and Protection.


Having been practicing law since 2004, Tiago has wide experience in the areas of criminal and misdemeanor and commercial litigation and in internal investigations related with criminal and regulatory offenses. Tiago as also developed his practice in Data Protection since 2011 and he has been particularly active on the electronic communications, banking and distribution sectors.


Qualified (2004). Partner at Morais Leitão since 2015. He is head of a criminal and compliance and the data protection teams.


Portuguese, English and French.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2004).


Law Degree (Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon, 2002). Postgraduate Studies in Corporate Law (Management Institute/Portuguese Bar Association, 2004). Master’s Degree in Law (Law Faculty of the Portuguese Catholic University, 2009). Advanced Training Course on Data Protection Compliance in the EU (European Institute of Public Administration – EIPA, 2017).

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Fraud and white-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Tiago Félix da Costa  – Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Well-regarded for its ability to provide an ‘exceptional quality of service’, the criminal, regulatory offences and compliance team at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados regularly acts in high-profile cases of bribery, corruption, money laundering, tax crimes and insider trading. Recognised as ‘one of the most reputable Portuguese firms’, its expertise extends seamlessly to navigating complex cross-border matters. The practice is jointly steered by Rui Patrício and Tiago Félix da Costa; Patrício is noted for his focus on corporate and white-collar crime and regulatory offences litigation, while the ‘meticulous and detailed’ Costa is recommended for his experience advising on matters in the TMT, banking and distribution sectors. João Matos Viana is a key port of call for criminal and regulatory offences litigation involving banking, securities and insurance law. Associate Tiago Geraldo focuses on criminal litigation, regulatory offences litigation and compliance. Partner João de Lima Cluny has left the practice.

Portugal > Data privacy and data protection

(Leading individuals)

Tiago Félix da Costa – 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.