Technology, in its various forms, plays an absolutely central role in organisations today, regardless of the industries or sectors in which they operate, their size or their geographical location.

In fact, the digital age in which we live, strongly supported by the development of electronic communication networks, the exponential increase in processing capacity and, consequently, the creation and availability of huge amounts of data, has allowed us to redraw the boundaries of what we thought possible until recently, opening up new perspectives of development and knowledge.

CS'Associados has been an active participant in this ongoing transformation. Working daily with clients who are leaders in innovation, we are committed to providing highly qualified and specialised legal support, focusing on the specific challenges of each client and defining the best strategy to follow at any given moment.

To this end, we have a multidisciplinary team with a passion for technology, which combines a strong academic background with many years of experience assisting companies at the various stages of their life cycle.

In particular, our lawyers have advised companies in various sectors of activity, with a particular focus on technology-based companies.

From startups to some of the largest global platforms, namely, in the following areas:

  • Compliance with the applicable legislation on privacy and personal data protection, both in terms of day-to-day legal support and in terms of pre-litigation and judicial and extra-judicial dispute resolution;
  • Defining cybersecurity strategies, policies and procedures and assisting in responding to security incidents;
  • Assistance in drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts (in particular, licensing agreements involving intellectual property rights);
  • Registration, maintenance and defence of intellectual property rights (including pre-litigation, litigation and out-of-court dispute resolution);
  • Assistance in the implementation of projects in artificial intelligence;
  • Compliance with applicable legislation on consumer law, product compliance and e-commerce legislation;
  • Compliance with applicable advertising legislation;
  • Compliance with applicable legislation on internet law;
  • Compliance with the legislation applicable to digital platforms;
  • Assistance in the development and implementation of projects based on IoT (Internet of Things) technology.
  • Assistance in the development of projects based on distributed ledger technologies (in particular blockchain), especially with regard to the protection of intellectual property rights, smart contracts, tokenisation of assets and issuance of non-fungible tokens (NFTs);
  • Assistance in the implementation of projects based on metaverse platforms;
  • Assistance in gaming and e-sports projects.

Track Record

Advising a technology company (the first Portuguese company to launch an STO on a global scale and is considered a pioneer in projects of this type and size) on the creation and launch of a Security Token Offering (STO) using blockchain technology.

Advising a US multinational company on assessing the regulatory risk of launching a new chat/messaging feature for its devices using a PSAP satellite service.

Regular advice to a leading digital consultancy firm in Portugal on the implementation of MUDA, mainly in the areas of Internet law, advertising, commercial contracts, online gambling, data protection and intellectual property.