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Riquito Advogados

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Managing Partner: João Nuno Riquito
Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers: 6
Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian

Firm Overview:
RIQUITO ADVOGADOS is an international law firm, practicing in Portugal and in Macau SAR, consistently providing quality legal services in both Europe and Asia in a wide range of legal matters, for clients based all over the world. By having its head office located in an international city and gaming hub as Macau, RIQUITO ADVOGADOS has a wide cross-border exposure and advises both overseas companies investing in Macau as Macau companies investing overseas.

RIQUITO ADVOGADOS is well known for focusing on assisting and managing large and complex transactions, projects and disputes involving the leading conglomerates with interests in Macau SAR and is often retained to assist major projects and transactions, including cross-border operations. RIQUITO ADVOGADOS has developed a very strong IP and Gaming practice in order to follow the development of Macau SAR as a gaming hub.

Main Areas of Practice:

M&A:
■Assisting in the negotiating, drafting and implementation of an agreement for the purchase of a Hong Kong group companies licensed for helicopter transportation and maintenance
■Assisting in the preparation and submission of bid for the concession of the operation of the commercial spaces of the Macau checkpoint of the Hong Kong — Zhuhai — Macau Bridge

Corporate:
■Assisting in the negotiation, compliance and implementation of a shareholders’ agreement between the ultimate controlling shareholders of a Macau gaming concessionaire
■Assisting in the winding up and liquidation of a public-private partnership company previously holding land concession rights
■Assisting in all aspects relating to the renewal of all continued connected transactions between a Hong Kong public company and a Macau company

Litigation:
■Assisting a Macau holdings company in the negotiation and conclusion of a settlement agreement regarding an ongoing dispute with the Government regarding the expiry of the concession rights over 4 plots of land in Macau
■Assisting a major banking financial leasing company in the context of the enforcement of its subsidiary’s rights pursuant to 2 aircraft lease agreements
■Assisting a major US based gaming supplier in the context of patent infringement litigation in Macau
■Assisting the Macau subsidiary of a major Hong Kong construction group in the context of the enforcement in Macau of two arbitral awards issued in Hong Kong related to the performance of two works subcontracts of a hotel and resort in Cotai

Real Estate & Construction:
■Advising a Macau gaming concessionaire in pre-litigation actions regarding the performance of several agreements for granting of a right of occupation and use of certain premises located at a landmark hotel-resort in Cotai
■Assisting in the incorporation of a cross-border joint venture for the development of 15 urban plots of land in Lisbon

Intellectual Property:
■Providing assistance to a major gaming supplier US listed company and to its subsidiaries, in managing all respective Macau trademark portfolio and in the licensing of proprietary software for the purposes of integration with other suppliers’ software

Gaming:
■Assisting a major international gaming machines supplier in respect of how to address the potential consequences of the reversion clause imposed on gaming concessionaires in respect of the reversion of the gaming assets to the grantor at the end of the gaming concessions

Key Clients:
Riquito Advogados regularly advises national and international companies and is often retained to assist major projects and transactions, including cross-border operations. Regular clients include gaming companies, national and foreign banks, financial institutions and leading law firms in other jurisdiction (with special emphasis Hong Kong jurisdiction). Taking in consideration the requirements of the Portuguese Law Society and of the Macau Law Society, Riquito Advogados does not disclose the identity of their clients.

International Work:

Corporate:
Advising the controlling shareholder of a leading Portuguese software and IT development company in all matters relating to its envisaged acquisition by a US pre-listed concern.

Contracts:
Providing assistance to a Macau holdings company and its Portuguese subsidiaries in the context of the disposal of several undeveloped urban plots of land in Portugal. Providing assistance to a Macau holdings company, and its Portuguese subsidiary, in the renegotiation of the public-private partnership with the Municipality of Lisbon for the developmentof certain prime areas in Lisbon.

Taxation:
Advising a Portuguese real estate company in tax inspection regarding the obligations related to the repayment of a loan agreement executed with a Macau financial institution, and the accounting of the disbursements made on account of payment of municipal taxes and stamp duty fees applicable to its real estate properties.

Litigation:
Assisting a major Macau holdings company in litigation procedures brought against it and some of its reference shareholders in respect of alleged breach of certain shareholders rights.

Contributions

Total 4 contributions

Public Procurement & Government Contracts 2020 Law and Practice in Macau

João Nuno Riquito, Bruno Almeida, Valéria Wong

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Patent Litigation 2020 Law and Practice in Macau

João Nuno Riquito, Bruno Almeida, Mandy Fu, Valéria Wong

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Litigation 2019 Second Edition Law and Practice in Macau

João Nuno Riquito, Rui Filipe Oliveira, Bruno Almeida, Valéria Wong

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