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What the team is known for Long-established firm with a first-rate reputation for handling work in the gaming and real estate sectors. Comprehensive coverage spanning corporate, tax, finance, litigation and IP matters. Represents one of the biggest gaming operators in Macau and receives regular mandates from various financial institutions, including leading Chinese state-owned banks.

Strengths One impressed client reports that the firm is "highly adept at problem-solving," further emphasising the "high level of analytical skills, enthusiastic working attitude and superior command of communication skills" that the lawyers bring to the table.

Another interviewee stresses that team members "will listen to you very carefully, trying to understand the case and to find ways to assist you."

Work highlights Advised a company operating in the Macau and Hong Kong entertainment industries, and its listing sponsors, with regard to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's main board.

Notable practitioners

Firm founder Jorge Neto Valente is "a very highly regarded and well-connected lawyer" on the Macau scene who combines supervision of the work of the firm as a whole with involvement in key transactional and contentious mandates. One source says of him: "Despite his status, he is very responsive and his advice is always logical and practical-minded – a testimonial to his tremendous knowledge of the Macau legal system and how local entities operate."

Pedro Branco receives praise for his wide-ranging experience across the banking and gaming sectors. Clients identify him as a "user-friendly and experienced practitioner" who "offers good insight on how to handle delicate situations and is always thinking outside the box for an alternative solution."