Fernando Resina da Silva

Fernando Resina da Silva returned to VdA in 2001. IP & Digital Group Executive Partner, Head Partner of the IP Transactions practice and Information, Communication & Technology Partner.

Fernando works extensively in the IT and communications, outsourcing, cloud computing, emerging technologies, intellectual property, E-commerce, E-communications, postal services, advertising and media sectors.

He regularly advises on major IT transactions, notably important information systems and outsourcing operations – ITO and BPO – in the banking and finance sector, as well as in project structuring connected with emerging technology, involving cloud computing, big data, IoT, and new areas such as artificial intelligence, AVs and CVs. nanotechnology and new materials. Fernando has also been active in digital transformation, R&D and innovation, technological entrepreneurship, mobility and smart cities.

He has participated as speaker in several conferences and seminars related to his area of practice.

Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers - Technology Law - 2021

Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers - Telecommunications Law - 2017


Law Degree, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon.

Attendance of the 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon - Instituto Superior Técnico.

Lecturer of "Corporate Governance and Law" in the Corporate Governance Post-Graduate Course and of "Real Estate Law" in the Management and Real Estate Evaluation Post-Graduate Course, being currently lecturer of "Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer" in the Foresight, Strategy and Innovation Post-Graduate Course, all at ISEG - Lisboa School of Economics and Management/ISEG - Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão.

He is also lecturer at Porto Business School in the postgraduate course “IT Management”, module “Information Technologies and the Law - Technology Contracting and Protection”.

Began his career in Vieira de Almeida - Lawyers, and afterwards became partner in the law firm Perry da Câmara & Resina da Silva and in the law firm PMBGR - Pena, Machete, Botelho Moniz, Nobre Guedes, Ruiz & Associados.

He is author of several articles published in national and international specialized publications.

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.

English, French, Spanish.

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