Fernando Resina da Silva > VdA > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Rua Dom Luis I, 28
1200-151 Lisboa
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Work Department

Information, Communication & Technology


IP & Digital Group Executive Partner and Information, Communication & Technology Partner


Fernando is the IP & Digital Group Executive Partner and Information, Communication & Technology Partner. With a Law degree and three years of a Mechanical Engineering degree, he has been involved in IT,outsourcing, emerging technologies, cloud computing, big data, IoT, e-commerce, electronic communications, postal services,privacy, advertising and media matters. Active also in Entrepreneurship,Intellectual Property, Corporate and Commercial Law. He also provides assistance to R&D centers,start-ups and universities in respect to the commercialisation of innovative solutions and products, providing advice in technology and business and contractual models.
Lecturer at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management and at Porto Business School, in the postgraduate courses “Foresight, Strategy and Innovation” and “IT Management”.


English, French, Spanish


Member of the Consulting Board of the ICP – Instituto das Comunicações de Portugal (Portuguese Regulatory Authority) (1996-2001).
Secretary general of APST – Associação dos Prestadores de Serviços de Telecomunicações (ex-APSTVA) (1996-2001).
Member of the Board of Directors of APRITEL – Associação dos Operadores de Telecomunicações (Telecommunications Operators Association) (2001-2002).
Member of APDC – Associação Portuguesa Para o Desenvolvimento das Comunicações (member of the Organisation Committee of the 13º Congresso das Comunicações (2003)) and member of the Advisory Board.
Member of the board of IberGovernance – Instituto Ibérico de Corporate Governance (2005-2007).
Member of APDSI – Associação Para a Promoção e Desenvolvimento da Sociedade da Informação. Lider of the “Grupo de Trabalho Permanente – Justiça” of APDSI.
Honorary partner of Associação Portugal Outsourcing.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of itSMF – IT Service Management Forum.
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.


Law Degree, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon.
Attendance of the 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon – Instituto Superior Técnico.

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > TMT

(Hall of Fame)

Fernando Resina da SilvaVdA

VdA‘s information, communication and technology group has a breadth of expertise that ensures a steady flow of work from clients in the aerospace, aviation, postal and emerging technologies sectors, alongside the more traditional sectors of TMT. Three partners oversee the department’s work: Margarida Couto is an expert in public procurement and has handled first-of-their-kind transactions in the telecoms sector; Fernando Resina da Silva is the key contact for technology matters; and Magda Cocco is a noted name in the country’s aerospace sector, drafting legislation in that area. Lusophone Africa is an important focus for the practice, with a number of important recent projects in Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Principe. Tiago Bessa was promoted to partner in 2021.