Carlos D Simões

MdME - Macau



+853 8590 0718

Market leader


Bar admissions:



Macau SAR

Practice areas:

Capital markets
Private equity
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Real estate
Technology and telecommunications

Financial and corporate 2019

He has good knowledge of Macau laws, and provides very intelligent support.”

He’s a very experienced Macanese lawyer who I would trust with any financing or regulatory work.”

Financial and corporate 2017

"Experienced and attentive, he knows well how to navigate the local law. Carlos is the best lawyer in Macau for any corporate related issue."

Financial and corporate 2016

"Carlos Simões has given us solid support in Macau since our entrance into this market."

Carlos is co-founder of DSL Lawyers and leads the Property and IP practices. With more than 20 years of experience in Macau market, Carlos acts mostly for developers and international investors with projects in Macau, having considerable exposure in the introduction of investors to the Macau market. Carlos is also a regular speaker on Macau topics. 

  • Assisting local developer on the opening of a leading shopping mall in Taipa.
  • Assisting developer on the sales launch of a major residential development.
  • Assisting HK finance institution in the replacement of loan arrangements to a Macau transportation company. 
  • Adjusting Japanese multinational in their disputes with the local distributor. 

  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance

  • Hospitality
  • Gaming
  • Media
  • Real estate
  • Tourism

  • Macau
  • Portugal

World Services Group (WSG)

  • LL.B Law, Catolica University, (1991)
  • International Trade Law, Institute of European Studies (Macau)
  • International Financial Law, Euromoney Legal Training (UK, Oxford)