David Silva Ramalho

Managing Associate

David Silva Ramalho joined Morais Leitão in 2016. He is a member of the firm’s litigation and arbitration team.

His practice, initiated in 2013, is focused on the areas of criminal and misdemeanor litigation and compliance, particularly in the economic and financial areas, as well as in information technology and data protection.

In criminal litigation, he’s significantly experienced in cybercrime and digital evidence, representing clients and providing legal assistance in those areas.

He’s regularly invited to participate in conferences and postgraduate courses on matters related to cybercrime and digital evidence, having published several articles on those same areas.

On the academic circuit, David is an assistant teacher of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the University of Lisbon School of Law, a researcher at the Center for Research in Criminal Law and Criminal Studies and an associate of the Criminal Law and Criminal Studies Institute.


Law Degree (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2010). Postgraduate Studies in Intellectual Property Law (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2010) and in Law and Cibersecurity (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2014). Master’s Degree in Criminal Law (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2016). Currently pursuing a PhD in Criminal Law (University of Lisbon School of Law). Advanced Training Course on Data Protection Compliance in the EU (European Institute of Public Administration – EIPA, 2017).


Portuguese and English.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2013). Fellow at the Tech and Law Center in Milan (since 2012). Researcher at the University of Lisbon’s Center for Criminal Law and Criminal Studies “CIDPCC” (since 2014). Member of the editorial boards of the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review (since 2016), of the Revista de Concorrência & Regulação (since 2017) and of the Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation (since 2019).


Assistant Filipe Gonçalves
T +351 210 091 720

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