Specialist in advising on projects to assess and verify compliance with data protection and privacy obligations, including mapping data processing transactions and defining strategies for implementing the requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Sónia Queiroz Vaz specializes in drafting and negotiating intellectual property rights contracts (particularly, licensing and transfer rights) in a wide range of fields, e.g., broadcasting, publishing and merchandising, as well as in designing strategies to protect IP rights, including brands.  She is also an expert in advising on the commercial exploitation of software and audiovisual products both in Portugal and abroad (production, distribution and broadcasting via television, radio, internet and mobile platforms).

Before joining Cuatrecasas, she worked at other law firms in Portugal.

She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association.

She represents Cuatrecasas on the Intellectual Property Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Portugal.

She has been appointed a member of the International Trademark Association’s Copyright Committee for the 2024-2025 period.


  • Postgraduate studies in Law on Bioethics
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2002

    Postgraduate studies in Information Society Law
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2001

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2000

    III Consumer Law and Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution Course
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2016

    Course on Information Technology
    Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial, Lisbon, 2016

    Course on IP and Competition Law
    Católica Global School of Law, 2016

    Course on Legal and Economic Aspects of the Introduction of the Euro
    European Institute of the University of Lisbon Law School, 1998

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