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Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries

Greater China Region Guide 2024

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Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries

Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries

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Provided by Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries
Greater China Region

Managing Partner: Manuela António

Number of lawyers: 13

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:

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 able to maintain a close personal relationship with its clients, the firm has a highly qualified and multilingual team well suited to represent local and foreign individuals and corporations and provide them with the whole spectrum of legal services. Several of its clients are based in other jurisdictions, including PR China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the USA, and EU countries, among many others.

Practice Areas:

■ Acquisition of Portuguese Citizenship & Other Registration Procedures

■ Aviation

■ Banking & Finance

■ Capital Markets

■ Corporate/M&A

■ Criminal Law

■ Data Protection

■ Employment & Immigration

■ Family Law

■ Gaming

■ Insurance

■ Intellectual & Industrial Property

■ Leisure & Hospitality

■ Litigation & Dispute Resolution

■ Notary Services

■ Project Finance

■ Public & Administrative Law

■ Public Procurement

■ Real Estate & Construction

■ Regulatory & Compliance

■ Tax

■ 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, leasing, assisting clients in the relationship with aviation regulators, 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:

Capital markets transactions, commodities markets, derivatives, risk management, structured finance, securitization, investment funds, funding operations, and IPOs.

Compliance Services:

Regulatory compliance is based on the risk-aware culture and the expertise of the firm’s lawyers in handling a wide range of different and complex situations.


Joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, stock exchange transactions, takeovers, management buyouts, restructuring, organization, share capital increase, and corporate governance.

Employment & Immigration:

Employment agreements, labor disputes, obtainment/renewal of work permits, and residency authorizations.


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, and representation of hotel owners and operators regularly.

Project Finance:

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.

Public Procurement:

Expertise in public tenders and procurement, assisting clients during application procedures and government contract processes.


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.

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Latest contributions provided by Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries

Global Practice Guide
Hugo Ribeiro Couto
Daniel da Silva e Melo
André Sant'Ana Marques
Authored by
Hugo Ribeiro Couto, Daniel da Silva e Melo, André Sant'Ana Marques
Article • Jun 2023

Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries rankings

Greater China Region Guide 2024
Macau SAR
General Business Law
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
General Business Law
General Business Law
Band 2
Manuela António
Manuela António
Head of General Business Law
Eminent Practitioners
Hugo Ribeiro Couto
Hugo Ribeiro Couto
Head of General Business Law
Band 2
Tiago Assunção
Tiago Assunção
Head of General Business Law
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