Rato Ling Lei & Cortés



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Financial and corporate

Rato Ling Lei & Cortés is known for its work in M&A and capital markets, especially in HKSE listings where it has developed a strong reputation. The firm works with association in Portuguese law firm AM Associados, and has partnerships with Zhong Yin Law Firm in China and Fongs in Hong Kong.

In the research period it has acted in the GEM listings of Mi Ming Mart Holdings and Sheung Moon Holdings, while advising on the sale of Shell's LPG business in Hong Kong and Macau to DCC Energy.

Of late the firm has been particularly active in sectors such as energy, media, real estate, banking and retail.

The firm brought in Portuguese desk head Óscar Alberto Madureira from Melco Resorts & Entertainment, but lost partner Filipa Almeida Santos, also to Melco Resorts & Entertainment.

Key clients of the firm include KNJ Global, Authentic Empathy, Banco BIC Macau, Alibaba Group, Bank of Communications, and Brunello Cucinelli.

In September 2017 the firm opened an office in Lisbon to focus on foreign Chinese investment in Portugal.   

Client feedback

"Professional, competent and always available." – Banking and finance