Expertise Industries

Morais Leitão's TMT team has a long history of multidisciplinary legal counsel to the main Portuguese and international communications and technology operators.

We ensure the provision of all necessary support in regulatory matters, from market entry to implementation of sectoral decisions and regulations and, where necessary, challenging them (we are pioneers in many aspects of regulatory litigation vis-à-vis ex-ante obligations and sector charges). We have extensive experience in supporting clients in public calls for tenders and auctions (assignment of spectrum and others) and in relation to penalties levied on clients, having challenged large fines on numerous occasions. We advise on corporate and M&A law tailored to communications and technology companies, including the structuring of asset carve-out processes, divisions and mergers, analysis of their regulatory and tax implications and the negotiation of complex contracts. Morais Leitão also has unrivalled know-how in competition law in the TMT sector, namely the main concentration operations carried out in Portugal in which it was necessary to negotiate remedies.

Morais Leitão advises and counsels media companies in the framework of specific legal schemes for television, radio and press. We have extensive experience in matters related to freedom of the press, crimes of attack on the reputation and integrity (defamation, slander) committed through the media, breach of legal confidentiality rules and privacy and image rights. We also counsel the media in administrative offence proceedings brought by the sector regulator and we support the advertising sector in a wide range of markets, including issues of misleading and comparative advertising and the launch and implementation of major advertising campaigns.

In today's digital world, it is essential to ensure a practical and effective response in matters related to privacy, data protection and information security. Morais Leitão's team is specially geared to advise in these matters. We have broad experience in advising clients from multiple sectors, including audits, definition of compliance plans and internal regulations, adaptation of contractual conditions, analysis of the impact of data breach occurrences and strategies for their management and the filing of the associated criminal proceedings.