Emerging Technologies


Emerging Technologies

On the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a fusion of technologies is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological worlds at a frenetic pace. The emerging technology sector faces an ever-increasing coverage by science and the Law, determining the absolute need for highly specialized legal services.

Targeted to agents of the Emerging Technologies and Disruptive Technologies world, a dedicated team of lawyers specialized across the spectrum of the industry, offers strategic advice, appropriate sector-language, easy access, customized outputs and presence in all jurisdictions we operates in. More than a service provider, VdA positions itself as a player and a partner to entities – public or private - that develop solutions in fields of Nanotechnology, Robotics and Sensors, 3 and 4D Printing, Remote Production, Mobility, Energy, New Materials, Organics, Cloud Technology, Semiconductors, Medical Devices, Biotechnology, Autonomous Vehicles, among others.


Our clients range from emerging companies to R&D centres and Academia. We are interested in providing global legal and strategic solutions throughout the whole process, from the moment of innovation to the marketing stage, providing integrated services:

  • technology transactions and contractual structures
  • transfer of technology
  • information technology
  • outsourcing and cloud computing
  • privacy and data protection
  • nanotechnology law 
  • energy law and regulations
  • environmental law and regulations
  • life sciences law and regulations
  • toxic tort and product liability
  • acquisition and licensing projects
  • structuring business models
  • intellectual property: protection - registration and management of patents and trademarks - and litigation & arbitration
  • competition law
  • mergers & acquisitions, including due diligence for financings
  • angel and venture capital financing
  • capital market and securities regulations
  • general business law
  • international law
  • public Law
  • public procurement

Relevant Areas

  • electronics
  • telecommunications and electronic communications
  • manufacturing, chemical and petrochemical industry
  • biotechnology
  • sea economy
  • agriculture
  • aerospace
  • cellulose
  • energy
  • mining
  • engineering and construction
  • health and biomedicine
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