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Managing Partner: Rui Pinto Proença
Number of partners: 8
Number of fee earners: 25
Languages: English, Chinese, Portuguese

Firm Overview:
MdME Lawyers is a full-service law firm based in Macau. Since its establishment in 2006, MdME Lawyers has put its particular brand of excellence, responsiveness and innovation at the service of major local and international Clients, assisting them in some of the largest and most complex transactions, financings and disputes in Macau. The firm has since expanded its footprint to include presences in Hong Kong and Lisbon. This presence in key markets, together with its membership of the Lex Mundi Network, allows it to extend their reach globally. With its team of professionals qualified to practice in multiple jurisdictions, and positioned at the heart of key initiatives of the People’s Republic of China such as the Greater Bay Area, One Belt, One Road and the Chinese investment in Portuguese-speaking countries, MdME Lawyers is uniquely poised to take a relevant role in assisting Clients in the context of both their inbound and outbound investments.

Industries:
Aviation
Banking
Construction & Infrastructures
Gaming & Wagering
Insurance
Real Estate
Retail
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Transport

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

■ Debt financing secured by Macau securities
■ Regulatory and compliance
■ Insurance matters
■ Real estate financing
■ Derivatives
■ Banking and investment products
■ Corporate finance
Contact: Tirso Olazábal, Partner – Head of Banking & Finance
Tel: +852 6117 6805 / +853 6238 1305
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
MdME Lawyers advises issuers, major shareholders and underwriters across the broad spectrum of capital markets, including equity, equity-linked and debt capital market transactions. The capital markets practice typically assists listings and initial public offerings of Macau interests with overseas stock exchanges, as well as domestic debt security offerings, including exchangeable and convertible bonds and high-yield bonds in both public and private placements. In an increasingly competitive market for capital, MdME Lawyers make use of their regional footprint to help clients take advantage of the new opportunities brought by the integration of the Greater Bay Area, as well as the challenges it poses to market participants.
Contact: Tirso Olazábal, Partner – Head of Capital Markets
Tel: +852 6117 6805 / +853 6238 1305
Email: [email protected]

Corporate | M&A:
MdME Lawyers advises issuers, major shareholders and underwriters across the broad spectrum of capital markets, including equity, equity-linked and debt capital market transactions. The capital markets practice typically assists listings and initial public offerings of Macau interests with overseas stock exchanges, as well as domestic debt security offerings, including exchangeable and convertible bonds and high-yield bonds in both public and private placements.
Contact: Rui Pinto Proença, Partner – Head of Corporate | M&A
Tel: +853 6232 9658
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Immigration:
With the rapid expansion of the local gaming industry, Macau labor market is becoming more demanding, in all senses. Labour laws compliance and regulatory scrutiny are the daily challenges of Human Resources department. On the other hand, recruiting and retaining not only local but also foreign talent has never been more crucial. MdME Lawyers is keen to advise clients on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment and immigration issues.
Contact: Helena Kok, Partner – Head of Employment & Immigration
Tel: +853 6334 7718
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Tiago Vilhena, Partner
Tel: +853 6696 6133
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property & IT:
MdME Lawyers takes pride in having some of the most experienced and active IP lawyers in Macau, assisted by duly trained and knowledgeable paralegals and a reliable docketing support that ensures quality of service, cost-effectiveness and immediate assistance to clients. The dedicated IP team provides services in all Intellectual Property areas, including trademarks, patents, designs, copyright and litigation.
Contact: João Encarnação, Partner – Head of Intellectual Property & IT
Tel: +853 6668 1880
Email: [email protected]

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution:
MdME Lawyers’ litigation team handles judicial and arbitration proceedings in numerous areas, including banking and finance, corporate, bankruptcy, construction, real estate, insurance, commerce, employment, product and professional liability, civil liability, gaming, probate and family, debt collection, intellectual property, white-collar infractions, regulatory investigation and prosecution, enforcement of foreign judgements and injunctive relief.
Contact: Francisco Leitão, Partner – Head of Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Tel: +853 6336 8322
Email: [email protected]

Notary:
MdME Lawyers’ Notary and Conveyancing practice assists in the full range of notarizations and certifications required under Macau’s law. It is listed as an approved Notary Office by all major banks in Macau, maintaining a continuous and open line with the respective compliance and finance departments, guaranteeing smooth and speedy scheduling of the execution of documents which require bank intervention.
Contact: João Encarnação, Partner – Head of Notary
Tel: +853 6668 1880
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
MdME Lawyers has wide experience in handling restructuring and insolvency cases in Macau, representing a broad range of stakeholders, including distressed companies, shareholders, creditors and bankruptcy administrators. Regularly advising clients on a wide range of restructuring and insolvency related situations, including corporate restructuring and streamlining, voluntary windingup and liquidation, debt restructuring, business or asset disposals, litigation advisory, risk and liability.

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Macau

General Business Law
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Asia-Pacific Region

Gaming & Gambling


Rui Pinto Proenca
Band 1
Macau

General Business Law


Carlos Eduardo Coelho
Associates to watch
Francisco Leitão
Band 3
Rui Filipe Oliveira
Band 2
Rui Pinto Proenca
Band 2

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Band 1
Rui Pinto ProencaGaming & Gambling
Band 2
Rui Filipe OliveiraGeneral Business Law
Rui Pinto ProencaGeneral Business Law
Band 3
Francisco LeitãoGeneral Business Law
Associates to watch
Carlos Eduardo CoelhoGeneral Business Law

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Avenida da Praia Grande

409, China Law Building

21° and 23° A/B

Macau

Macau

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