Helena Tapp Barroso


Helena Tapp Barroso joined the firm in 2006 and became a non-equity partner in 2010. She is a member of the employment, pensions and immigration team.

Helena provides regular legal counselling in the areas of commercial, civil, labour and corporate law, regularly assisting clients in the structuring of transactions, contract negotiations and dispute regulation in different business areas particularly in the media sector, electronic communication and new technologies, banking, financial activities, insurance and pension funds, automobile industry, distribution and pharmaceutical industry. She developes extensive work in the area of Personal Data Protection, advising clients on drafting privacy and data protection policies, internal regulations, audits and compliance programmes, as well as preparing and reviewing contractual clauses applicable to the processing of personal data and their legalisation, providing regular activity in terms of evaluation, analysis and advice on the processing of personal data in specific sectors of activity.

She also develops relevant activity in labour, civil and commercial litigation.

Helena is a Member of Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board at International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Helena Tapp Barroso teaches regularly in the postgraduate studies in Labour Law at the University of Lisbon School of Law and in the postgraduate studies in Business Law. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon School of Law, from 1989 to 2001 in the areas of civil, commercial and labour law.

From 1989 to 1998 Helena practised law at Veiga Gomes, Bessa Monteiro, Marques Bom and from 1998 to 2005 at Osório de Castro, Verde Pinho, Vieira Peres, Lobo Xavier e Associados - Sociedade de Advogados.

"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!"

Legal 500

Law Degree (Católica Lisbon School of Law, 1989). Master's Degree in Commercial Law and Capital Markets (Católica Lisbon School of Law, 1995).


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 1991). Portuguese Bar Association (member of the Lisbon District Council from 1999 to 2001).

Helena Tapp Barroso