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Managing Partners: Rodrigo Mendia de Castro
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 7 qualified lawyers; 4 lawyers trainees; 3 legal consultants
Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish

FIRM OVERVIEW:
FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries is a leading law firm in Macau, founded in 2003 by Fong Kin Ip and Rodrigo Mendia de Castro. FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries has participated in several of the largest corporate transactions and finance and real estate projects over the past 17 years, representing some of the key local businesses, operators and international investors. The firm litigation department is arguably the most active in Macau and has assisted clients in some of the most high-profile proceedings of the past decade. In a total of over 37 professionals, the team is truly local and multicultural and includes some of the most experienced lawyers in Macau and university lecturers with renowned published work, combining a practical approach with deep academic insight.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Litigation:

FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries litigation department is one of the most renowned and active in Macau, with two partners leading in number of court attendances, as per the Macau court website. The firm assists clients in a wide variety of disputes such as civil contract disputes, labour, debt recovery, debt enforcement, corporate, administrative, tax, bankruptcy, criminal, family, insurance, personal injury, employee compensation and foreign judgments enforcement.
Contact: Rodrigo Mendia de Castro
Email: [email protected]

Private Notary:
FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries, with 3 Private Notaries, has one of the largest in-house notary department in Macau with the highest number of deeds involving major banks in Macau.
Contact: Teresa Teixeira da Silva
Email: [email protected]

Commercial, Corporate & M&A:
FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries has extensive experience in advising on commercial and corporate law. The firm has been involved in some of the largest M&A transaction of the past decade and have a wealth experience in advising on shareholder agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, due diligences, management of corporate and board structures, franchises, agency, distribution and other commercial contracts. FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries assists on the incorporation and domiciliation of Macau companies, set-up of branches and advise on all aspects related to their day-to-day operations, namely drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. The firm also provides the full range of company secretarial services.
Contact: Rodrigo Mendia de Castro
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Immigration:
FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries provides full assistance in handling labour issues. The firm has expertise in all issues related to the labour law such as the preparation and drafting of employment contracts, termination of employment, dismissals and employment litigation. The firm’s partner, Miguel Quental, is arguably the most renowned expert on labour law in Macau and he has been the lead counsel in the highest profile labour court cases in the region.
Contact: Miguel Quental
Email: [email protected]

Construction:
FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries advises on disputes arising from construction contracts on a regular basis and assists clients in relation to project structure, financing and joint venturing. The firm advises owners, contractors and subcontractors in connection to the full range of construction works and assist the same in bidding for private and public tenders in Macau.
Contact: Rodrigo Mendia de Castro
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance
The firm banking and finance practice team represents financial institutions, borrowers and guarantors in the full range of finance transactions, including assisting in drafting all financing documentation and securities. On the banking regulatory side, FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries advises on the full spectrum of licensing, regulatory and compliance issues, namely regarding AML, anti-bribery and data-privacy issues, investment products and services and licensing procedures for authorization and incorporation of financial institutions.
Contact: Rodrigo Mendia de Castro
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries assists underwriters, issuers and shareholders in the full range of capital markets issues, including in the newly launched Macau Bond Exchange Market. The firm also assists clients in listings and IPOs of Macau interests with the Hong Kong, Singapore and London stock exchanges, as well as local debt offerings, including public and private placement of bonds. The firm’s partner, Jacky Lai, is one of the most experienced lawyers advising issuers and underwriters in Bond issuances and listing at the Macau Exchange, having participated in most of such projects until now, including as the underwriter’s legal counsel in the first local bond issuance and listing.
Contact: Jacky Lai
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries provides tax advising at the highest level as one of its associates is the most experienced lawyer in Macau specialized in tax law.
Contact: Paulo Cordeiro de Sousa
Email: [email protected]

Arbitration & Expert Witness:
FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries has acted as arbitrators, party counsel and expert witnesses in domestic and international arbitrations related to corporate, real estate and construction disputes. The firm multi jurisdiction team of lawyers has also expertise in Portugal, Angola, Laos, Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea laws.
Contact: Jorge Menezes
Email: [email protected]

PRACTICE AREAS
Litigation
Private Notary
Commercial & Corporate
Labour & Immigration
Real Estate
Construction
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Tax
Arbitration & Expert Witness
Gaming
Telecommunications
Intellectual Property
Administrative
Aviation
Family & inheritance  

OFFICES:
Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, nº 61,
Edifício Circle Square, 13º B-E Macau
Website: fclaw.com.mo
Tel: 853 28330885
Fax: 853 28330815
Email: [email protected]