Magda Cocco

Magda Cocco

Partner, Vieira de Almeida
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Magda Cocco is the head of the information, communication and technology practice, the Digital Frontiers practice and also head of the firm’s aerospace sector. Magda has in-depth knowledge and experience in the electronic communications industry and innovative technological projects across several jurisdictions andregions, notably Europe and Africa.

Having led multidisciplinary teams in different ICT projects and transactions and assisted governments and regulatory entities in connection with the definition of regulatory policies and legislative drafting, she has also advised various international organisations such as International Telecommunications Union, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank.

Magda has provided expert advice to companies and public entities across different industries on several digital economy legal issues, from electronic and postal communications to information and emerging technologies, such as AI, robotics, blockchain, nanotechnology, big data and internet of thing.

Magda also advises clients on data protection and cybersecurity. In this context, she has assisted several entities in connection with governance matters and data-related strategies, coordinated several GDPR compliance programmes and assisted public and private entities in connection with cybersecurity threats.

Finally, Magda has been involved in various space sector projects, including negotiating contracts for satellite construction and launch and for the installation of ground stations, and assisted governments in connection with the definition and drafting of space-related strategies and legislation.

Magda has penned or co-authored several articles published in national and international specialised publications and was a featured speaker at various ICT conferences. Magda holds several teaching chairs in national and international universities, in her fields of expertise.

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