DLA Piper ABBC strengthens team by hiring Teresa Pessoa Brandão

Posted Tuesday, December 7th 2021
DLA Piper ABBC strengthens team by hiring Teresa Pessoa Brandão

Teresa Pessoa Brandão joins DLA Piper ABBC as Of Counsel to reinforce the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology department, which has been growing in recent years.

With 20 years of experience as a lawyer in the technology and communications sectors, Pessoa started her career at PLMJ, where she was responsible for the regulation and competition areas at Vodafone Portugal - Comunicações Pessoais, and, more recently, was Deputy and later Chief of Staff of the Deputy Minister and Secretary of State for Communications.

Pessoa has participated in a wide range of co-investment operations and the development of electronic communications networks, as well as legislative and government initiatives for the communications sector, including the implementation of the European Code of Electronic Communications, the deployment of submarine communications cables between mainland Portugal and the autonomous regions and the implementation of new European rules on cybersecurity.

DLA Piper’s data protection practice is ranked Leading by Leaders League, while its technology practice is ranked Excellent and telecommunications law is ranked Highly Recommended. Its IP litigation department is also ranked Highly Recommended.