Martim joined ICT Legal Consulting International in late 2017, and has recently become a Partner of the firm. He has a law degree from the Lisbon Catholic University of Portugal, and completed an LL.M. at King’s College London on Intellectual Property & Information Law. He began working as a trainee lawyer at a renowned law firm in Portugal, before making the move to ICT Legal Consulting International three years later, following his admittance to the Portuguese Bar Association as a qualified Portuguese lawyer (in 2017).
Martim’s work focuses on managing privacy and data protection compliance strategies for multinational clients, most of which have subsidiaries and affiliates spread out across the globe. He currently advises clients in the courier and mail delivery, payroll processing, IT service provision, cloud computing, food confection and retail sectors, including also public institutions at the local and European level (such as schools and European agencies). He has also given multiple training sessions on privacy and data protection related matters, spoken at several conferences on privacy-related topics ranging from the use of data in clinical research to geolocation tracking of fleets of private vehicles, and has published some related articles, including a chapter on the implications of the use of blockchain to address intellectual property and data protection concerns. He further advises clients as necessary on related topics, such as intellectual property, consumer law and IT contracts.