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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

Key Contact:
Managing Partner:
João Nuno Riquito
Email: [email protected]

Firm Overview:
RIQUITO ADVOGADOS is an international law firm, practicing in Portugal and Macau SAR. It is 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 of Macau, RIQUITO ADVOGADOS has a wide cross-border exposure and advises both overseas companies investing in Macau and Macau companies investing overseas.

More recently, RIQUITO ADVOGADOS has been developing a very strong IP and gaming practice in order to follow the development of Macau SAR as a gaming hub.

Main Areas of Practice:
Contracts/Contractual Investment Restructuring
Intellectual Property
Litigation & Arbitration
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Foreign Investment
Corporate Finance
Real Estate
Labour & Employment
Private Equity
Project Finance
Gaming & Hospitality

■ Assisting a Macau holdings company in the purchase of a helicopter transportation and maintenance group
■ Assisting in the preparation and submission of a proposal bid for the concession of the operation of the commercial spaces of the Macau checkpoint of the Hong Kong — Zhuhai — Macau Bridge, including supporting legal opinions in all relevant matters and revising the relevant documents
■ Assisting in transactions related to a flagship travel retail business in Macau

■ Assisting a group of Portuguese land-based casino gaming concessionaires in the negotiation of a settlement agreement with the Government in respect of pending ongoing litigation regarding the liquidation and payment of gaming related taxes
■ 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 a Macau holdings company, and its Portuguese subsidiary, the latter being a key consort of the Municipality of Lisbon in the development of a prime area of Lisbon, in the renegotiation of the contract with the Municipality

■ Negotiating and implementing a shareholders’ agreement in respect of the ultimate controlling of a Macau gaming concessionaire
■ Advising a major Portuguese group of companies in the compliance with the new regulation regarding the registration of the ultimate beneficial owners of companies registered, or operating in Portugal

■ Assisting a Macau holdings company in the negotiation of a settlement agreement regarding an ongoing dispute with the Government regarding the expiry of the concession rights over 4 plots of land located 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
■ Assisting a Macau major holdings company in litigation procedures brought against it in Hong Kong regarding the recognition of certain shareholders’ rights
■ Providing assistance to a Portuguese gaming concessionaire in the context of a dispute and on-going litigation with the Portuguese Government regarding the provision of a guarantee on first demand on accoun

Real Estate & Construction:
■ Advising a Macau gaming concessionaire in prelitigation 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
■ Providing assistance to a major gaming supplier US listed company in the licensing of proprietary software for the purposes of integration with software from other suppliers

■ Assisting a major international gaming supplier in the context of the discussions with the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau regarding the upcoming regulation in relation to certain transactions regarding the supply of gaming machines and equipment to the gaming concessionaires

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

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 jurisdictions (with special emphasis in the Hong Kong jurisdiction).

Key Contact:
João Nuno Riquito
Email: [email protected]


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