Marília Frias

Consultant Communications, Data Protection & IT

Marília Frias

Marília Frias works with ASP Advogados since 2017. She focuses on Communications, Data Protection & IT, having advised clients in different jurisdictions, particularly Angola and Portugal. Marília specializes in Electronic Communications and Aviation.

She further boasts a vast experience in Energy (notably, oil & gas and electricity) and Mining, and in Commercial and Corporate Law.

Law degree from University of Coimbra, Faculty of Law.

Erasmus Program at ”Université de Poitiers”, France.

Master’s degree in Corporate Law at Lisbon Catholic University Law School.

LL.M. in International Business Law at Lisbon Catholic University.

International Air Law Diploma at International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Summer course on European lnformation Technology Law at the Academy of European Law.

Digital Transformation in Aviation course at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

European Electronic Communications Code course at Cullen International.

Aviation Fundamentals Course at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and University of Waterloo.

Lecturer of the “Due diligence obligations specific to online platform providers" module at the I Preparation Course for the Digital Services Act (DSA), of the Institute of Legal and Political Science of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (2023).

Lecturer of the "Regulation of Civil Assessment" module at the Masters' Degree Programs in Administration and Public Management and in Political Science, of the University of Aveiro (2022).

Lecturer in the Master’s in Law & Technology at Nova School of Law (2019).

Lecturer at the Aviation Law Course of the European Law Students’ Association – ELSA (2017).

Marília Frias is a Managing Associate at Vieira de Almeida & Associados, ASP Advogados’ partner law firm in Portugal.

Between 2008 and 2015, Marília worked at Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, RL, as Associate, and focused her practice on the energy sector (mainly oil & gas and electricity) and in the mining sector, as well as in corporate and commercial law. 

Author and co-author of various articles in several legal publications, such as:

  • “Air Transport guide of Lexology” 2023, 2022 and 2021 - Portugal chapter.
  • “The Guide to Telecoms Arbitrations: A Look at the Future - The Growth of Telecoms Arbitrations in Africa | Global Arbitration Review” (2022).
  • “Back on Air" article on the future of the aviation sector in the post-pandemic period - Fullcover magazine (2021).
  • "Regulation of civil aviation: general lines” - Guarantee of Rights and Regulation: Perspectives on Administrative Law, AAFDL (2020).
  • “Is the European Union’s legal framework ready for AI-enabled drone deliveries? A preliminary short assessment – from the Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/947/EU to data protection”, UNIO EU Law Journal (2020).
  • “Passenger data – should airlines be worried?”, Legal Business magazine (2019).
  • “New Regulation on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft: Part A – Its relationship with national laws”, Lexology (2019).
  • “Getting the Deal Through – Aviation”, Lexology (2019).

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Admitted to the Angolan Bar Association.

VdA’s representative at The European Air Law Association (EALA).

Member of the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA).

Portuguese, English, French.

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