Magda Cocco

VdA – Vieira de Almeida • Partner ICT / Space Group

Magda Cocco is the Head of Practice Partner: Information, Communication & Technology and head of the Aerospace sector, at VdA – Vieira de Almeida & Associados, in Lisbon, Portugal.

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 relating to the definition and drafting of Space-related strategies and legislation.

She has in-depth knowledge and experience in the telecommunication and technology industries across several jurisdictions, and in this context has led multidisciplinary teams in different projects, and assisted Governments and Regulatory Entities in connection with the definition of regulatory policies and legislative drafting.

Nominated for the Financial Times’ Legal Innovator of the Year award, along with the top ten most innovative European lawyers

Band 1 by Chambers Europe guide in TMT

Distinguished with the “Lawyer of the Year in Technology” award in 2017, and recognized as “Telecommunication Law” and “Media Law” expert

She is VdA’s representative at the International Astronautic Federation (IAF).

She is responsible for liaising with The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI).

She participates in several Space sector-related forums, namely the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).