VdA is recognized for the fourth time as Tier 1 in the international directory Media Law International. The TMT practice is distinguished by the joint leadership of partners Margarida Couto, Magda Cocco and Fernando Resina da Silva.

Media Law International is an international ranking that analyses objectively media law practices. In a worldwide research, the VdA team has stood out for the consistent positioning over the years. Several VdA lawyers are mentioned, highlighting Fernando Resina da Silva and Catarina Matias Mascarenhas who are quoted in the Portugal editorial:

Talking about market developments, Catarina Matias Mascarenhas, managing associate at Vieira de Almeida & Associados, highlighted the importance of “the role of the internet and new media, especially for digital platforms and the increased use of technology for media.” (...)

While Bill Gates highlighted ‘Content is King’ in his 1996 article, lawyer Fernando Resina da Silva, Vieira de Almeida & Associados, commented on the changing role of content and its delivery.

He said: “Content used to be king but this has changed as everyone is more focussed on platform and what kind of platform is being used. We have a huge amount of content available to consumers so now the focus has changed.”

He added: “The challenge is to transfer data into useful content. We are using new tools like artificial intelligence so there is a change from content to platform.”

Tier 1
Lawyers at Vieira de Almeida & Associados are well regarded for their knowledge of regulation and digital media. The practice has a combined focus on entertainment, advertising, technology and social media. In highlighted work lawyers assisted clients with media regulatory issues connected with the production of television shows in Portugal, licensing agreements and copyright. Joint heads Margarida Couto, Fernando Resina da Silva and Magda Cocco also advise on image rights and privacy.

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