Paulo Sampaio Neves



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Paulo Sampaio Neves joined Eversheds Sutherland FCB in 2005 as an Associate Lawyer. He is a member of the Life Sciences and the Intellectual Property Departments, focusing his practice on Consumer and Advertising Law, Product Regulatory Compliance, Data Protection, Computer, Internet and Telecoms Law, Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution areas.

Paulo is well versed in cross-border as well as domestic transactions, mainly due to his wide work experience integrated in the Corporate, Commercial and M&A Department. Paulo has deep experience in the Angolan market, namely in IP matters such as trademarks, patents and logos of Portuguese brands that want to establish affiliated offices in this African country, as well as in the Medicine, Medical Devices and Cosmetics distribution market. In Angola, Paulo also advised several processes of personal data treatment and protection in the Angolan Data Protection Agency.

Paulo has been focusing his work on data protection – the assessment and implementation of GDPR – and the role of data protection officer (DPO), both for domestic and international companies. In 2021, he has become a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) by IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals.

He attends several seminars on Data Protection Law and is the co-author of several articles on Intellectual Property, IT and Data Protection, mostly for Portuguese publications.


2005 - present

Eversheds Sutherland FCB


2002 - 2005

AM Moura & Associados


2000 - 2002

AM Moura & Associados

Trainee Lawyer

Professional Associations


IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals


Portuguese Association of Consumer Law


Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law


Portuguese Bar Association




IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals

CIPP/E - Information Privacy Professional/Europe Certification


IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals

CIPM - Information Privacy Manager Certification

2008 - 2009

Consumer Rights Centre of the Coimbra University Law School

Post-Graduation Course in Contracts and Consumer Law

2002 - 2003

Lisbon University Law School

Post-Graduation Course in Information Society Law, Internet, Intellectual Property and Electronic Commerce

1995 - 2000

Autónoma University of Lisbon Law School

Degree in Law


Portuguese, English, Spanish

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