Chairman: Jorge Neto Valente
Number of lawyers: 24
Number of notaries: 4
Number of jurists: 2
Number of trainee-lawyers: 9
Languages: Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
JNV – Lawyers and Notaries is a leading law firm established in Macau since 1970. The firm is one of the largest and most renowned firms in Macau, with a strong reputation for proactive problemsolving. The firm’s large and experienced team of multilingual lawyers and private notaries provide high-quality legal services and advice on a wide range of matters. Since its establishment, the firm’s practice has always emphasised both quality and efficiency, and consistently strives to offer clients the best tailor-made solutions in the most cost-effective way possible, always ensuring that each client is provided with world-class legal assistance.
■ Administrative & Public Law
■ Banking & Finance, Insurance & Capital Markets
■ Bankruptcy & Insolvency
■ Corporate, Contracts & M&A
■ E-Commerce & Internet
■ Employment & Immigration
■ Intellectual Property
■ Litigation & Dispute Resolution
■ Medical Law
■ Notary Services
■ Real Estate, Construction & Conveyancing
■ Transportation & Energy Law
Main Areas Of Practice:
Administrative & Public Law:
The firm has handled complex administrative and court proceedings representing clients seeking to challenge or defend government actions and regulations or to bring about appropriate regulatory action.
Banking & Finance, Insurance & Capital Markets:
The firm has a wealth of experience in advising banks, insurers and other financial institutions, being engaged as external counsel by several such entities, both local and overseas. Over the years, the firm has frequently been retained to provide assistance on major financing transactions, IPO’s and other capital markets offerings.
Corporate, Contracts & M&A:
The firm provides legal advice in complex negotiated transactions, including transformative acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, infrastructure projects, outsourcing contracts, private equity investments and establishment of new businesses.
The firm has a solid foundation in substantive and procedural criminal law and the litigation skills needed to practice in this area. It has been recently involved in the most mediatic Macau criminal cases
Employment & Immigration:
The firm has broad experience in handling and advising on work permit/visa application procedures for non-resident workers (both skilled and unskilled) as well as residency applications for investors and highly skilled professionals.
Family & Inheritance Law:
The firm has a strong background and expertise in, providing assistance on prenuptial and postnuptial conventions, paternity and adoption cases, divorce, child custody, inheritance planning and wills, as well as probate process and estate distribution.
The firm has developed in the past decade particular expertise in gaming law, having been engaged as external legal counsel by two of the most reputed Macau’s licensed gaming operators.
The firm has extensive experience in intellectual property law, including registration, defence and protection of copyright, trademarks and patents.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm is widely known as having a long history in successfully handling complex disputes involving litigation and has represented clients in several arbitration proceedings in a wide variety of issues.
The four in-house Notaries, who are also fully qualified lawyers, allow the firm to provide clients with a ‘one stop shop’ for all their contractual and documentary needs, from drafting and negotiating, all the way to execution and authentication, ensuring 24 hour / seven day availability even on short notice.
Real Estate, Construction & Conveyancing:
The firm has been engaged by owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, construction managers and materials suppliers from Macau as well as overseas, to provide legal assistance in a wide range of public and private construction projects.
The firm counsels on a full range of tax issues that may arise in a business or transactional context, and is able to provide expert advice on how to structure transactions in the most tax-efficient way.