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Magda Cocco
Partner and Head of the Information, Communication & Technology Practice and the Space Sector at Vieira de Almeida & Associados

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Partner and Head of the Information, Communication & Technology Practice and the Space sector at Vieira de Almeida & Associados and VdA’s representative at the International Astronautic Federation (IAF).

Magda has been involved in various Space sector projects, including negotiating 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. In this context, she has led multidisciplinary teams in various projects and assisted Governments and Regulatory Entities in connection with the definition of regulatory policies and legislative drafting.

Magda was recommended for space and Satellite law, on Who’s Who Legal 2021 Global Review, appointed by Iberian Lawyer as Top 10 Women Dealmakers and Top 50 Lawyers in Business Law and distinguished with the “Lawyer of the Year in Technology”, and recognized as “Telecommunication Law” and “Media Law” expert. Magda was also nominated for the Financial Times’ Legal Innovator of the Year award, along with the top ten most innovative European lawyers in 2016.

She has penned or co-authored several articles published in national and international specialized publications, notably the "International Laws Regulating Satellite Communications" - Annals of Air and Space Law - Institute of Air and Space, McGill University Law School. She participates in several Space sector-related forums and conferences, notably organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).