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Macau Daily Times highlights Frederico Rato’s views on the possible revision of the training of judges and prosecutors in Macau SAR.

 

 

 

Lektou Macau LawyersWe are happy to announce that we have been ranked on Chambers Global 2019! Client feedback states that “questions and demands are solved quickly and well” and that the team is “responsive and efficient.”

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)“Arbitration procedures and practice in Macau: overview”, written by Pedro Cortés and Helena da Nazaré Valente and published by Thomson Reuters, is now online.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and Marta Mourão are the authors of the Macau chapter of the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Guide 2019.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Macau News Agency features, in its December edition, the views of our Senior Partner Pedro Cortés and António Lobo Vilela in relation to the gaming concessions which end in 2020-2022 expressed in IFLF – International Financial Law Review especial publication on Gaming earlier this year.

 

 

Don’t miss the chance to read Macau News’ interview to our trainee lawyer Calvin Chui.

 

 

 

Lektou Macau LawyersWe are proud to announce that we will be one of the sponsors of the Chambers Forum Hong Kong 2019! Chambers Forums draw together top experts on key topics within their jurisdictions and open lines of communication between Chambers Editors, leading General Counsel and recognised firms on a global scale. Don’t miss the Chambers and Partners’ event on January 11th.

 

José Filipe Salreta speaks to Macau Business about the possible horizontalization of the telecommunications market in Macau.

 

 

 

Frederico Rato and Lei Wun Kong were re-elected for the Macau Lawyers Association. Frederico Rato was re-elected as President of the Superior Council of Macau Lawyers and Lei Wun Kong for the board of General Meeting.

 

 

 

Lektou Macau LawyersWe are happy to announce that Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2019 is now available and that we feature Band 2 for General Business Law in Macau. Client feedback states: “We are pleased to work with the firm because our questions and demands are solved quickly and well.” Pedro Cortés and Frederico Rato were both ranked in Band 2 with client feedback stating that Pedro is “extremely responsive and able to meet tight deadlines”.

Senior Partner Pedro Cortés and Senior Associate José Filipe Salreta write the Macau chapter of Global Legal Group’s International Comparative Legal Guides to Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws and Regulations 2019.

 

 

 

Don’t miss the chance to read the International Comparative Legal Guides to Gambling 2019 with the Macau chapter written by Pedro Cortés and Óscar Alberto Madureira.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and Óscar Alberto Madureira write the article “Money Laundering and the Gaming industry in Macau SAR” for the International Comparative Legal Guides to Gambling 2019.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Don’t miss our latest contribution for International Law Office, written by Pedro Cortés and Rita Rocha, on the new legal regime regulating taxi services.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Senior Partner Pedro Cortés and Trainee-lawyer Tiffany Liang write about the One Belt One Road iniciative on Lektou’s latest contribution for Conventus Law, “One Belt One Road and Macau”.

 

 

 

Frederico Rato, Pedro Cortés and Calvin Chui write the Macau chapter of the Chambers and Partners Banking & Finance 2019 Guide. 

 

 

 

Lektou was ranked as Top Tier Firm in the IFLR1000 2019, which occurs consecutively since the guide ranks Macau legal market. Our lawyers Frederico Rato, Pedro Cortés and José Filipe Salreta were also distinguished as Highly Regarded Lawyers.

 

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Don’t miss our contribution for IFLR – International Financial Law Review‘s Global Banking and Financial Policy Review 2018/19, written by Pedro Cortés and Helena Nazaré Valente.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and Raquel Sofia Rocha write about the new legal regime for financial leasing companies in Macau for International Law Office.

 

 

 

Frederico Rato comments on the current state of the AAM elections for Macau Daily Times.

 

 

 

Frederico Rato will chair the Commission for the Credentialing of Journalists of the Macau Portuguese and English Press Association. The Board will analyze and approve requests for the issue of the professional journalist title.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Reuters speaks to our Senior Partner Pedro Cortés about the growing influence of China in the Special Administrative Region of Macau.

 

 

 

We were ranked in Asialaw Profiles 2019 as Outstanding in the category of General business law and ranked in three more industry sectors. Frederico Rato is ranked as Market-leading lawyer and Pedro Cortés and Lei Wun Kong are ranked as Leading Lawyers. 

 

Our Senior Associate Alexandre Miguel Bastos speaks to Macau News Agency about the rights of casino workers during a no. 8 Typhoon.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and António Lobo Vilela analyse what might happen in Macau after the casino gaming concessions expire on IFLR – International Financial Law Review.

 

 

 

Frederico Rato expresses his concerns regarding the installation of surveillance cameras in Coloane Prison to Macau Daily Times .

 

 

 

Senior Partner Pedro Cortés and Senior Associate Óscar Alberto Madureira write the Macau chapter of the 3rd Edition of The Gambling Law Review.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Our Senior Partner Pedro Cortés and our Trainee Lawyer Madalena Perestrello write our new article for International Law Office regarding the new arbitration regime in Macau.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés, our Senior Partner, comments on the Commission of Corruption findings about IPIM’s residency scheme for Macau News Agency.

 

 

 

Lektou Macau LawyersWe are proud to announce that we are now part of TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation programme that offers pro bono legal services to high-impact NGO’s throughout the globe.  

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Lektou Gaming Law Alert: Proposed Revision of Law No. 10/2012 – Entry and Work in Casinos by Pedro Cortés and Sara Choupina.

 

 

 

José Filipe Salreta speaks to Macau Daily Times about the changes on the General Data Protection Regulation and its implications on local companies and businesses.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Lektou Gaming Law Alert: Proposed Revision of Law No. 10/2012 – Entry and Work in Casinos by Pedro Cortés and Sara Choupina.

 

 

 

Our Senior Associate José Filipe Salreta speaks to TDM about the changes foreseen by the General Data Protection Regulation and its applicability to Macau.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Lektou contributed to the second edition of The Gambling Law Review,  with the Macau chapter written by Senior Partner Pedro Cortés and Senior Associate Óscar Alberto Madureira.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Our Senior Partner Pedro Cortés and our Senior Associate José Filipe Salreta have contributed to the ICLG International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2018, which covers Relevant Legislation and Competent Authorities, Definitions, Territorial Scope, Key Principles, Individual Rights and CCTV.

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and Óscar Alberto Madureira write the Macau chapter of the Global Legal Group‘s International Comparative Legal Guide to Anti-Money Laundering 2018.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Lektou’s last update for International Law Office is now online. Check the new article “Macau payment services updates: legal implications” written by Pedro Cortés and Calvin Chui.

 

 

 

Asialaw ranked our Senior Partners Frederico Rato, Lei Wun Kong and Pedro Cortés as Leading Lawyers for 2018! You can check the full ranking my following the link below. 

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Our Senior Partner Pedro Cortés is at the Annual Review of Macau Gaming Law as guest speaker on the panel “The prospects for casinos in Brazil”.

 

 

 

Óscar Alberto Madureira is guest speaker at the last day of Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) on the panel “Responsible Gaming Casino Entry Levies: A Deeper Analysis”.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Our Senior Partner Pedro Cortés gives his opinion about the Singaporean gaming market to G3 Magazine, concerning his participation as speaker in the panel “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: What’s Happening in the Asia Market?” at the International Gaming Summit 2018.

 

 

Regarding his participation in the International Gaming Summit 2018, Óscar Alberto Madureira shares his thoughts about the impact of illegal gambling on regulated gaming markets to G3 Magazine.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados is proud of being represented, once again, at the Brazilian Gaming Congress, that happens on 22-24 April in São Paulo, Brazil. Our Senior Partner, Pedro Cortés will be one of the guest speakers at the panel “Sow-the-seeds: Regulatory Agency”.

 

 

Our colleagues from Zhong Yin Law Firm visited our office.

 

 

 

 

The Vice-President of the Guangdong Lawyers Association, Chen Fang, paid a visit to our office.

 

 

 

Carina Lei Ka Weng, Tiffany Liang and Madalena Perestrello were successfully admitted by the Macau Lawyers Association as Trainee-Lawyers. Congratulations!

 

 

 

Congratulations to our new Lawyers Anson Kong and Bernardo Leong who were recently admitted as Lawyers by the Macau Lawyers Association.

 

 

The Chambers & Partners Law and Practice Guide on Data Protection & Cyber Security 2018 is now available. Check the Macau chapter, written by Pedro Cortés and Óscar Alberto Madureira.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Our Senior Partner Pedro Cortés is attending the SAL-INSEAD Law Firm Leadership Programme, in Singapore, from March 22nd until March 24th.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados will be present at the IAGA International Gaming Summit, to be held in Macau from May 14th to 16th. Lektou will be represented by the appointed speakers Pedro Cortés, José Filipe Salreta and Óscar Alberto Madureira.

 

 

Celina LeeOur associate Celina Ling Lee is attending the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where she will be speaking about the Macau case on the event “The changing role of Women in the Economic Transformation”.

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Our Senior Partner Pedro Cortés is attending the iGaming Asia Congress at Grand Hyatt, Macau. iGA Congress is the longest running dedicated iGaming event in Asia where iGaming operators can gain the latest market, product and market insights from industry experts, and network with leading country authorities, top solution suppliers and marketers around the world.

 

Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados was ranked in Chambers Global 2018. To access the new Chambers Global 2018 rankings and editorial commentary follow the link.

 

 

 

Pedro Cortés and Calvin Chui attended the Listing Celebration Dinner of Mi Ming Mart Holdings Limited.

 

 

 

Lei Wun Kong, our Senior Partner,was nominated as China Appointed Notary (Macao) by the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China.

 

 

 

Óscar Alberto Madureira, Head of our Portuguese Desk, will be at ICE Totally Gaming 2018 in London. ICE is the world’s biggest gaming technology event.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Bloomberg Markets talked with Pedro Cortés on Mr. Steve Wynn’s departure and its implications in Macau.

 

 

 

Our Senior Partner Pedro Cortés and our Communication Manager Francisca Rio Cruz attended the Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 in Hong Kong.

 

 

 

Our Senior Partners Frederico Rato and Pedro Cortés and our Associate Celina Ling Lee have attended the 25th Anniversary and Annual Conference of Zhongyin Law Firm in Beijing last weekend

Zhongyin Law Firm is one of the partners of ZLF Law Office in Hengqin and has more than 2200 lawyers in 25 offices around China.

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Lektou Gaming Law Alert on the New instruction on dealer-operated electronic table games was published by the International Law Office.

 

 

 

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Pedro Cortés was appointed legal advisor of Casa de Macau in Chongqing during the presentation of Macau as a platform of services for the commercial cooperation between China and the Portuguese Speaking Countries.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés, our Senior Partner, will be present at Chongqing German City & Smart Manufacturing Forum 2018, on January 22th and 23rd.

 

 

 

During an official visit to Macau SAR, representatives from the Justice Department of the Province of Guangdong had a meeting with our office’s partners.

 

 

 

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Pedro Cortés will be present at the IBA Law Firm Management Conference: Growth Prospects for Law Firms in Asia which will take place tomorrow and Friday in Hong Kong.

 

 

 

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Lektou Gaming Law Alert | New DICJ Instruction on Electronic Table Games by Pedro Cortés and Óscar Alberto Madureira.

 

 

 

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Pedro Cortés spoke to “O Clarim” about the perspectives for Macau in 2018. According to our Senior Partner, this could be a defining year for the Gaming Industry.

 

 

 

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Our Senior Partner Pedro Cortés gives his views to GGRAsia about the Key 2017 moments for Asia Pacific casino industry.

 

 

 

Our Senior Partner Paula Ling was reelected for another term as member of the National People’s Congress of People’s Republic of China.

 

 

 

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Our Senior Partner, Pedro Cortés, co-authored with Marta Mourão, of MCL Lawyers, the Macau Chapter of the LexisNexis Dispute Resolution Guide 2018.

 

 

 

Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados was ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018. You can access the new Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 rankings and editorial commentary by following the link.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Our senior partner, Pedro Cortés and Óscar Alberto Madureira, Head of our Portuguese desk, write the Macau Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Gambling 2018.

 

 

 

Óscar Alberto Madureira was featured in Macau Business regarding his conclusions about Corporate Social Responsibility presented at the Tenth International Conference on The Legal Reforms of Macau in the Global Context – Gaming Law.

 

 

 

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Pedro Cortés co-writes the Macau chapter of the Chambers Gaming, Gambling & Licensing guide 2018.

 

 

 

asia law

Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados was featured in the the Asia Law Profiles 2018 rankings. Check our classification and profile.

 

Portugal China Trade Chamber

Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados took part in the “IV Gala Portugal-China” of the Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry, that took place in Lisbon, on November 2.

 

calc law

ZLF Law Office launched, at the China-Latin America and the Caribbean International Exposition, the China-Latin Enterprise Legal Service Center. Find more at www.claclaw.com

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and Calvin Chui write about the Macau Sino-Portuguese offshore activities for the International Law Office.

 

 

 

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Pedro Cortés and José Filipe Salreta write the International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecoms, Media & Internet 2018.

 

 

 

Our Lawyers received, on October 16th, the cross-border lawyer professional license in a ceremony in Nansha, China.

 

 

Lektou Macau Lawyers

IFLR1000 highlights the opening of Lektou’s office in Portugal. The Lisbon office aims to play a platform role among Portuguese-speaking, Macanese and Chinese clients who have operations in Portugal or wish to invest in those countries.

 

 

Lektou Macau LawyersLektou was classified as a Top Tier Firm 2018 by IFLR1000. The office was ranked as Tier 1 in Macau jurisdiction.

 

 

Frederico Rato is one of the responsibles for AIPIM’s report on freedom of press in Macau. The report shows that there is freedom of press but with some restraints.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and Óscar Alberto Madureira write the Chambers Global Practice Guide: Merger Control 2018 .

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and Helena Valente analyse the update of the Fiscal information exchange regime for the International Law Office.

 

 

 

Lektou Macau Lawyers

Lektou law firm is expanding to Portugal. The new desk in Lisbon opens in September and aims to be a platform between Portuguese Speaking Countries, Macau and People’s Republic of China.

 

 

Lektou signed, this weekend, during the 2017 International Belt and Road Forum, which took place in Chengdu, the Cooperation Charter of the “One Belt and One Road” Legal Services Cooperative with other 32 other firms from 20 countries also present at the Forum.  

 

ZLF Law Office visited and offer compliments to the Vice-Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR.

 

 

Frederico Rato, our Senior Partner, speaks to Business Daily about the outcome of the case of the former Prosecutor-general, sentenced to 21 years of prison after being found guilty of more than a thousand charges.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés writes the Macau Chapter in the LexisNexis Foreign Investment Law Guide 2017-2018.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés, our Senior Partner, will be a speaker at Brazilian Gaming Conference at the panel “Integrated Resorts – case studies from Asia”. The conference takes place in São Paulo, at June 26-27.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and José Filipe Salreta write the International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2017.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and Cynthia Kou analyse the proposed changes to the leasing regime in Macau for the International Law Office.

 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and Calvin Chui contribute to Macau Business’ special report “The Offshore Flop”.

 

 

 

ZLF Law Firm featured in Macao Image
Cross-border legal join venture in Hengqin exceeds expectations. At intersection of jurisdictions, legal systems, communities and cultures, the ZLF Law Office is well-placed to advise businesses about new opportunities. 

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés and Manuel Moita Júnior write the Macau Chapter of the ICLG Gambling 2017.

Pedro Cortés and Manuel Moita Júnior write about the Macau Gaming Law for the International Comparitive Legal Guides.

 

 

Lei Wun Kong has been recognized as Arbitrator of Hainan Arbitration Commission.

 

 

 

 

Lei Wun Kong has been appointed as a Legal Expert of Benchmark Chambers International for three years.  

The Benchmark Chambers International is a non-profit organization, established in 2014, that is the Base of Supreme People’s Court of China for Discerning Foreign and Hong/Kong Macao Law.

 

Frederico Rato writes about the freedom of the Press in Macau
Frederico Rato, Founding Partner, co-writes the book “15 Anos Depois: A Imprensa Portuguesa de Macau”. He is responsible for the chapter about the freedom of press and the right to information according to the laws of Macau.

 

 

Manuel Moita Júnior has been appointed as the Legal Expert of Benchmark Chambers International from February 2017 to February 2020

The Benchmark Chambers International is a non-profit organization, established in 2014, that is the Base of Supreme People’s Court of China for Discerning Foreign and Hong Kong/Macao Law.

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Legislation on Medical Error

Pedro Cortés and Calvin Chui analyse the legislation on Medical Error for the International Law Office.

 

 


Macau Business – The oldest profession in the world

Frederico Rato, Founding Partner, speaks about justice in Macau in the special edition of Macau Business – “The Portuguese matrix – 17 years later”.

 

 

Repetições_GLP_04-225x300 (1)Pedro Cortés to “Macau Business Daily”: “It appears that these instructions are illegal and against the gaming contracts and Law 13/2009 [The Macau Legal Framework of Internal Sources of Law]. There is not mention of the instructions in Law 13/2009.”