Helena joined VdA in 2007 and is currently a principal consultant integrated in the telecoms and media, technology, aerospace, privacy, data protection and cybersecurity practice groups.
She has worked in different matters on information and communication technology, emerging technologies (AI, robotics, blockchain/DLT), copyright and neighbouring rights, cybersecurity and aerospace/satellites and drones-related matters. She also advises on the implementation of e-commerce platforms, digital signatures and websites. She has been involved in major operations in the technology field, including in outsourcing projects for major banks, cooperation and technology transfer projects, set-up of media services and online platforms, as well as on the drafting of laws on electronic commerce, digital signatures, protection of software and cybercrime.
She also has experience in fintech, advising on mobile payments, payment services and e-money, and provides advice on contracts with suppliers, acquirers, contracts with final users, setup of virtual wallets, among others. She has also been involved in setting-up payment providers and in the analysis of legal issues relating with Bitcoin and virtual currency in general.