Fernando Resina da Silva

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

In such capacity he has been involved in several transactions, in Portugal and abroad, namely focused on information and communication technologies, outsourcing, cloud computing, emerging technologies, intellectual property, e-commerce, electronic communications, postal services, advertising and media.  He has also been involved in important information systems and outsourcing (ITO and BPO) transactions in the banking sector, as well as the structuring and implementing of projects regarding emerging technologies, involving, for example, artificial intelligence, big data, IoT, blockchain, robotics, autonomous and connected vehicles, nanotechnology, and new materials. He has also been focused on digital transformation, R&D and innovation, technological entrepreneurship, mobility and smart cities, as well as in the fields of Intellectual Property, Commercial and Corporate Law. He also participates in several projects of Entrepreneurship and Social Economy.

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.

Has the Certificate of Trainer Pedagogical Skills, certified by IEFP.

Lecturer at Porto Business School in the postgraduate course “IT Management”, module “Information Technologies and the Law – Technology Contracting and Protection” and lecturer at IPAM Lisboa (Laureate International University) in the postgraduate course “Data Science Applied to Marketing”, module “Digital Ethics and Deontology”.

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.

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).

General Secretary of APST - Association of Telecommunication Service Providers (former 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 and member of the Organisation Committee of the 13º Congresso das Comunicações (2003).

Member of the Board 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 Member of the Portugal Outsourcing Association - Associação das Empresas de Outsourcing de Portugal (currently a section of APDC).

He was President of the Fiscal Council of itSMF - IT Service Management Fórum and is currently a member of the General Council.

He is a member of the General Council of APDSI - Associação para a Promoção e Desenvolvimento da Sociedade da Informação.

Founding member and Vice President of the General Assembly of DSPA - Data Science Portuguese Association.

Member of the OCN - Outside Counsel Network, at Microsoft, for matters of IT, Cloud Computing and Emerging Technologies in the MEA region (Middle East and Africa).

Board Member of ProChild CoLab Against Child Poverty and Social Exclusion - Association.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

English, French, Spanish.

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