Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Lisbon)
João Alfredo Afonso joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2011. He is a member of the corporate and commercial team and a co-leader of the firm’s data protection team.
João has handled mergers, acquisitions and sales of companies of varying sorts on behalf of domestic and foreign clients. His practice has also focused on IT and data protection matters and in the assistance to clients in the setting up of their business activities through the internet.
He was involved in the corporate restructuring of a major consulting company on TMT matters, in the context of its worldwide restructuring, and in the structuring and execution of a major write-off operation of a wireless communications company in Portugal. João Alfredo Afonso also participated in one of the first IPOs of a Portuguese company (in the media area). He advises several internet companies, namely on gambling activities, media and financial services areas.
Concerning data protection issues, João assists clients in getting the required registrations and/authorisations from the Portuguese Data Protection Commission for the processing and transferring of personal data. He focuses in particular on the transfer of data from Portugal to other countries.
He also assists companies whose core business involves the provision of IT-related services, notably in the preparation and negotiation of software licence agreements.
João obtained his law degree at the Law School of the Portuguese Catholic University.