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Greater China Region 2022
Macau General Business Law
Band 1

3 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by JNV – Lawyers and Notaries

Banking & Finance

JNV's Banking practice includes providing, as engaged external counsel, continuous legal assistance in all aspects of the operations of one of the top three Macau commercial banks, in addition to acting as external counsel to other local Banks. JNV is also routinely engaged to act for Macau and non-Macau Banks in transactions.


JNV's Gaming practive is extensive as the Firm has been engaged in the provision of legal assistance to Macau gaming operators, as engaged external counsel, since the liberalization of the industry, in 2002. We have acted as engaged external counsel for two gaming operators, between 2002 and early 2008, and since late 2008 up to the current date.


Our Insurance practice includes providing legal assistance to a Group of local incorporated Insurance companies, as engaged external counsel.

Real Estate and Construction

JNV's team routinely provides legal assistance to real estate companies, mainly in relation to real estate developments, land lease concessions, sale and purchase agreements and promissory agreements, transactions, construcion contracts, as well as development of notable infrastructure projects.

Media and Entertainment

JNV actas as engaged external counsel for local broadcasting companies.

Administrative law

JNV is routinely engaged in the provision of legal advice in public tender proceedings, besides providing ongoing legal advice to several public sector entities.

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What the team is known for

JNV – Lawyers & Notaries is a 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. Also sought after for its advice in the insurance area.

Notable practitioners

Jorge Neto Valente is the founder of JNV – Lawyers & Notaries. His depth of experience in transactional and contentious mandates remains key to the firm's offerings.

Pedro Branco is well regarded for his expertise undertaking transactional and contentious matters related to the banking and gaming sectors. He is also noted for his experience in the real estate sphere.

Rui Sousa has a growing reputation in the market, with sources considering him a "very experienced lawyer." His broad practice encompasses banking and finance, real estate and construction as well as litigation.

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Jorge Neto Valente
Eminent Practitioners
Pedro Branco
Band 2
Rui Sousa
Band 3


Provided by JNV – Lawyers and Notaries

André Santos Raquel

Beatriz Segorbe

Cristina Neto Valente

Erica Medeiros

Eva Jiang Yi Wa

Filipe Figueiredo

Helena Cheang Ho Nam

Henrique Lei

Joana Durão

Jorge Neto Valente

Head of Department

José Remédios

Júlio Vong

Kelly Chan Lai Chong

Luís Filipe Oliveira

Luís Pinto

Pedro Meireles

Ricardo Morgado Igreja

Rita Rebelo

Roberto Ngan Ioc Lun

Sofia Wong Lai Wa

Sérgio Gaspar

Tiago Wong


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