Rato Ling Lei & Cortés

Macau

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Financial and corporate

Rato Ling Lei & Cortés has a strong reputation in the equity capital markets, particularly with regard to Hong Kong listings. The firm works in association with Portuguese firm AM Associados and has partnerships with Zhong Yin Law Firm in China and Fongs in Hong Kong.  

In the research period the firm was not only busy with HKSE and growth enterprise market (GEM) listings, it also acted in Koufu Group’s listing on the Singapore exchange's (SGX) mainboard. The firm was also active in other capital markets, regulatory and gaming matters. 

In April 2019 the firm hired former public prosecutor and deputy commissioner of the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC), Tou Wai Fong, as of counsel.  

In 2017 the firm opened an office in Lisbon to focus on foreign Chinese investment in Portugal, and it is considering opening an office in Brazil in anticipation of the country’s legalisation of gaming. 

Recent Deal Data highlights 

•Koufu Group Singapore Exchange IPO 

•KOS International Holdings Growth Enterprise Market IPO 

•WAC Holdings Growth Enterprise Market IPO  

Client feedback

"It is efficient and responsive. No weaknesses." – Capital markets: Equity

"We generally deal with PRC and Hong Kong lawyers in that region and were impressed by the quality and efficiency of the advice given by Lektou, particularly as Macau law is quite a niche area that is unfamiliar to us. Lektou's assistance with this matter really helped our understanding and completion of the transaction." – Capital markets: Equity

"The firm has international standards and is very responsive. Lawyers are always available and have a commercial approach to the matters. Very practical in the advice it provides. Partner Pedro Cortes is, in my view, one of the best lawyers in Macau and leads the team to another level." – M&A

"Great knowledge, network, and speed." – Project development

"Excellent. The firm met the timelines given for the project and the interaction of the assigned lawyer with the person was great. Communication was clear and assertive." – Project development

Pedro Cortes

"Pedro offers quick responses, very helpful advice and good communication skills."

"Both were efficient and quick to respond, familiar with the issues that were raised and able to provide us with the documents and information required on a timely basis, particularly since the IPO timeline is often demanding."

"Professional."

"Very assertive. Clear communication and deep knowlege of the local market."

"Pedro is an excellent lawyer with extensive experience on corporate and gaming matters. He is the dynamo of the firm with a very practical approach and always finds the best solution to the matters."

Helena Valente

"Both were efficient and quick to respond, familiar with the issues that were raised and able to provide us with the documents and information required on a timely basis, particularly since the IPO timeline is often demanding."