Pedro Cortés

Managing Partner | Lawyer in Macau | Lawyer in Portugal | Lawyer in Shenzhen | Lawyer in Brasil | Lawyer in Timor-Leste



Professional Background

Joined the office as lawyer in 2003 and became Partner in 2006
Lawyer’s Traineeship until 2003
Legal Consultant for a pharmaceutical multinational Company in Macau, under the program Contacto, promoted by the ICEP Agency of the Portuguese Government (2002)

Professional Membership

Macau Lawyers Association
Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados Portugueses)
Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – São Paulo)
Qualified to practice as Lawyer in East Timor
Justice Department of Guangdong – Cross-border Macau Lawyer (Hengqin and Shenzhen)
Vice-President – Portugal-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCILC)
International Bar Association (IBA)
International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA)
International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)
Hong Kong Institute of Directors
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIA)
Arbitrator of Zhuhai International Court of Arbitration

Other Professional and Institutional Activities

Executive Coordinator of the Advanced Course in Gaming Law and Sports Betting, Católica | Lisbon School of Law
Lecturer in Macau Law and Gaming Law at the Católica | Lisbon School of Law
Guest Lecturer in Sports Betting at the Sports Law postgraduation course of Autonoma Academy, Autonoma University, Lisbon
Lecturer in Theories of International Economic Law and Application of International Law in China at the Master’s program on Social Sciences – Global Economic Politics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (until 2016)
Invited speaker for conferences, seminars and academic courses
Contributor for several legal and non-legal publications


LL.M Degree in Gaming Law and Regulation, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2021). As part of the programme, he was enrolled in a legal externship with the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Postgraduate course on International Management, from the Economy Faculty of the University of Porto (2001)
Law Degree from the Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon (2000)

Executive Education

Law and Artificial Intelligence, Coimbra University, IJC – Instituto Jurídico da Comunicação, Coimbra (2023)
IBA Law Firm Management Committee Academy for Leaders, International Bar Association, King’s College, London (2023)
Introduction to Responsible Gaming & Player Protection, Go Academy (2023)
Executive courses organized by the International Centre for Gaming Regulation, UNLV, Nevada (from 2020 to 2023): Data Privacy & Cyber Security, A 360 View of Compliance in a Global Gaming Organization, Casino Investigations: Security, Law and Policing, Anti-Money Laundering, Creating and Effective Compliance Program, Principles of Sports Wagering, Casino & Gaming Internal Controls and Casino Audit: Revenue, Casino Floor, AML & KYC Concepts
Bonds Market and applicable Law Monetary Authority of Macau and CFJJ, Macau (2021)
Introduction to Indian Gaming Law, organized by the William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV (2021)
SAL-INSEAD Law Firm Leadership Programme, INSEAD, Singapore (2018)


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