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DSL Lawyers

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Managing Partner: Carlos D Simões
Number of partners: 4
Partners and associates: 10
Languages: Cantonese, English, French, German, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish

Associated Offices:
Mozambique: GLM
Portugal: PLMJ Sociedade de Advogados, RL

Firm Overview:
DSL Lawyers is a full legal service firm with an international team that has been in practice for over 20 years.

DSL Lawyers is also the exclusive Macau member of World Services Group (WSG), a network of professional business services. DSL Lawyers are also ranked as leading practitioners by IFLR, ALB, ALP, WTR and a member in specialised associations such as INTA, IPBA, APAA and others.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Litigation & Arbitration
Intellectual Property
Gaming & Hospitality
Construction & Infrastructure
Telecommunications, IT & Media
China Investment Desk

DSL provides a full range of corporate services. DSL is also highly qualified and provides expert advice on mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, corporate restructuring and foreign investment in private equity, advising on all types of legal models for both share transactions and asset deals.

Capital Markets:
DSL advises on a full range of capital markets transactions, commodity market derivatives, risk management, debt and equity offerings, securitisation, investment funds, among others. It is also involved in the listing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of corporations holding Macau operations.

DSL advises on residential and commercial acquisitions including due diligences, drafting and review of sale and purchase agreements, leases, zoning and planning issues and assisting on property financing. DSL also assists on structuring of property investments and project finance securities packages. DSL has been retained by various developers to advise on several of its Macau projects, namely on regulations adopted by Macau Government in relation to pre-sale of units.

Banking & Finance:
DSL renders legal services to various local and overseas commercial banks, international financial organisations, insurance companies and investment banking firms. The services include advising on capital markets and financial procedures, setting up and licensing of banks and assisting sponsors to listings involving Macau companies and subsidiaries.

Litigation & Arbitration:
DSL has been involved in high profile arbitrations mainly concerning disputes on construction and infrastructure projects. DSL’s litigation practice includes representation in various forms of commercial disputes, construction and IP litigation.

Construction & Infrastructure:
DSL advises developers, contractors and owners in major construction projects and its contractual structure. The services include advice on licensing requirements for construction projects, construction claims, project management and joint-venture agreements and assistance on all stages of tendering for infrastructure projects.

Telecommunications, IT & Media:
DSL’s experienced and multilingual professionals assist clients to successfully navigate around the complex legal and technical context of telecoms. It provides legal advice on regulatory requirements and commercial matters to a variety of clients from the industry service providers, operators of broadband cable and satellite networks, broadcasters, social network operators, consumer electronics manufacturers, computer games companies and online retailers.