Technology, Media & Telecommunications
The recent acceleration of technological innovations and their dissemination is now being referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, and has consequences for society as a whole, with particular regard to data privacy, data analysis and data security. Artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Internet of Things, robotics and blockchain are some of the technologies whose impact is perceived as overwhelming.
This gives rise to both recently and well-established companies in the technological sector, and tech start-ups, assuming central value and relevance. The implementation of technological business models in traditional markets such as tourism, urban mobility, and leisure and cultural activities is already an unavoidable reality. Biotechnology and biomedicine are also clear manifestations of technological advancement.
The in-depth knowledge and experience that Abreu Advogados has in this sector enables it to be an effective partner in new projects, in the development and expansion of companies that already have a presence in the market, and to advise entrepreneurs, investors and venture capital companies.
In recent years, technology has revolutionized the creation and distribution of content, leading to a growing diversification of formats and communication channels ranging from the expansion of social networks to streaming. Traditional media companies, have faced the challenges posed by the emergence of new media by promoting their own digital transformation. This sector is responsible for a significant volume of transactions carried out in Portugal and around the world.
Over the years, Abreu Advogados has consolidated a team of lawyers focused on the legal monitoring of the main strategic and business issues so that it can provide a suitable response to an innovative market that constantly grapples with the challenge of finding alternatives where there is often no specific legislation.
This team represents a many different clients in this sector, including social media groups, advertisers, public bodies, authors, agencies, event promoters, sponsors and investors.
The trend of blurring the boundaries between one field of endeavour and another is most noticeable in telecommunications, given its growing integration of new technologies and its significant presence in the media industry.
The experienced cross-sectoral team at Abreu Advogados consults the telecommunications sector on its digital transformation and the globalisation of its market. It has advised clients with diverse profiles on regulatory issues relating to electronic communications, the development and conclusion of agreements with partners and suppliers, and the marketing of new products and services to the public.