Managing Partner: Manuela António
Number of lawyers: 15
Languages: Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, English, French, Spanish
Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries is a full-service law firm based in Macau, founded in 1986 by Manuela António. It evolved steadily to become one of the leading firms in Macau, being widely known for its vast experience and tradition of excellence, providing legal services of the highest standards and quality in a timely and efficient manner.
Large enough to handle complex cases, yet being able to maintain a close personal relationship with its clients, the firm has a highly qualified and multilingual team well suited to represent both local and foreign individuals and corporations and to provide them the whole spectrum of legal services. Several of its clients are based in other jurisdictions, including the PR China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan, South Korea, USA, EU countries, among many others.
■ Acquisition of Portuguese Citizenship & Other Registration Procedures
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets
■ Criminal Law
■ Data Protection
■ Employment & Immigration
■ Family Law
■ Intellectual & Industrial Property
■ Leisure & Hospitality
■ Litigation & Dispute Resolution
■ Notary Services
■ Project Finance
■ Public & Administrative Law
■ Public Procurement
■ Real Estate & Construction
■ Regulatory & Compliance
■ Transportation & Shipping
Main Areas Of Practice:
Acquisition of Portuguese Citizenship & Other Registration Procedures:
Obtain and register Portuguese citizenship at the Central Registry Office in Portugal as well as late registration of births, registration of marriages or divorces.
Finance, acquisition and leasing, assisting clients in the relationship with aviation regulator, litigation, bankruptcy.
Banking & Finance:
Banking and financing transactions, commercial paper, debt and equity issues, bank security, loans and syndication, asset finance, corporate finance, investments, finance products, general advice.
Capital markets transactions, commodities market, derivatives, risk management, structured finance, securitisation, investment funds, funding operations, IPOs.
Regulatory compliance based on the risk-aware culture and the expertise of the firm’s lawyers from handling a wide range of different and complex situations.
Joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, stock exchange transactions, takeovers, management buyouts, restructuring and organisation, share capital increase, corporate governance.
Employment & Immigration:
Employment agreements, labour disputes, obtainment/renewal of work permits and residency authorisations.
Legal and regulatory matters in the activity of gaming operators, manufacturers, suppliers, vendors and other industry service providers.
Risk assessment, coverage litigation, regulatory procedures, review of policies
Intellectual & Industrial Property:
Registration and protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade names and designs, anti-counterfeiting, litigation, opposition and rectification proceedings.
Leisure & Hospitality:
Licensing and advising on agreements, representation of hotel owners and operators on a regular basis.
Project structuring, development, financing, government regulation, construction and other contract issues.
Property & Real Estate:
Development, finance, acquisition and lease of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and mixed use developments.
Expertise in public tenders and procurement, assisting clients during application procedures and government contract process.
Corporate and individual taxation, cross- border transactions, litigation and local issues.
Shipping, public buses and light railway, assisting in finance, licensing, daily operation, compliance and contractual issues.