Frederico Rato

Founding Partner | Private Notary



English, French, Portuguese, Spanish


Professional Background

Lawyer in Macau since 1984
Private Notary since 1991
In-house Legal Advisor at the Macau Electricity Company (Companhia de Electricidade de Macau – CEM) between 1984 and 1986
Lawyer in Portugal between 1979 until 1984

Professional Membership

Macau Lawyers Association
Portuguese Bar Association
Cross-border Macau Lawyer recognized by the Justice Department of Guangdong (PRC)

Other Professional and Institutional Activities

– Member of the Macau Registry and Notary Council (Conselho de Registos e Notariado)
– Course of Arbitrator by the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb)
– Arbitrator of Guangzhou Arbitration Commission
– Arbitrator of Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration
– Former president of the Macau Lawyers Superior Council
– Former member of the Macau Consultive Council for the Law Reform (Conselho Consultivo da Reforma Jurídica)
– Former member of the Consultative Committee for the Macau Commercial Code
– Former member of the Judiciary Council of Macau
– Curator of the Rui Cunha Foundation
– Former member of the General Meeting Board and the Statutory Audit Committee of the Macau Lawyers Association and of the Macau Lawyers Superior Council
– Contributor in several legal and non-legal publications, including China Outbound Investiments, International Financial Law Review and International Law Office Newsletters
– Secretary of the General Meeting of Portugal – China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Macau)
-President of the Advisory Board of the Licentiate Degree in Translation and Interpretation Chinese-Portuguese / Portuguese-Chinese of Macao Polytechnic Institute
-President of the Accreditation of Journalists of the Macau Portuguese and English Press Association
-Lecturer of Professional Ethics and of Registry and Notary Law at the Macau Lawyers Association and at the Legal and Judicial Training Center of Macau
-Co-author of the Macau chapter from the work Global Financial Services Regulators, Oxford University Press, London, 2004-08


Law Degree from the University of Lisbon (1974)

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