Magda Cocco is head of the information, communication and technology practice group at VdA, and is head of the firm’s aerospace sector. Magda has been involved in various space-sector projects, including the negotiation of contracts for satellite construction and launch and for the installation of ground stations, and assisted governments in connection with the definition and drafting of space-related strategies and legislation.
Magda has in-depth knowledge and experience in advising clients in the field of information, communication and technology across several jurisdictions, particularly Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries. She has also provided expert advice to companies and public entities across different industries on data protection and cybersecurity, assisted several entities in connection with governance matters and data-related strategies, coordinated compliance programmes and assisted public and private entities in connection with cybersecurity threats.
Magda is VdA’s representative at the International Astronautical Federation and is responsible for liaising with the Alliance for Affordable Internet. She participates in several space sector-related forums, namely the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.