Specialist in advising national and international clients on cybersecurity and privacy, in auditing privacy management systems for companies in various industries, in defining compliance strategies and mitigation measures, and in services such as privacy as a service (particularly privacy-by-design support services and data breach response services).

Joana Mota Agostinho assists clients with digital transformation projects and the regulatory and contractual side of operations development in electronic communications and postal services, IT, outsourcing, cloud computing, emerging technologies, intellectual property, ecommerce, advertising and media.

She has advised clients from a wide range of industries, particularly banking; energy; healthcare and pharmaceutical; hotels; insurance; and technology, media and telecommunications. Before joining Cuatrecasas, she worked for other law firms in Portugal and for three years in the Legal and Regulatory Department of the Portuguese regulatory authority, ANACOM.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association.

Co-author of the chapters on Portugal in The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review, 7th Edition (2020) and in International Transfers Data Guidance.


  • Master in Communications and Computer Law
    Queen Mary University of London, 2014

    Postgraduate studies in Intellectual Property
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2007

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2005

    Intensive specialization course in Blockchain
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2019

    Intensive specialization course in Telecommunications for Non-Engineers
    Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, 2012

    Intensive course in Comparative Intellectual Property in the Digital Age: a US and EU Perspective
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2010

    Intensive course in Patents: Protection, Enforcement and Valuation
    Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Industrial, Lisbon, 2010

Directory Mentions

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Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in TMT, Data Privacy and Data Protection; Information Technology Law, Privacy and Data Security Law, Technology Law, Telecommunications Law and Intellectual Property Law

Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers (category: Privacy and Data Security Law), 2023