Senior Partner

Macau SAR

+853 2856 2322

Highly regarded

Portuguese
English
French
Spanish


Bar admissions:

Brazil
East Timor
Macau
Portugal

Jurisdictions:

Macau SAR

Practice areas:

Banking
Capital markets
M&A

Industry sectors:

Banking
Financial services
Gaming
Media
Real estate


Managing Partner of Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados e Notários | Lektou, where he initiated his career as lawyer in 2003.

Guest lecturer of Introduction to Macau Law and Gaming Law at the Law Degree Undergraduate programme of the Portuguese Catholic University - Lisbon School of Law.

Legal Externship with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (2021).

Arbitrator Zhuhai International Arbitration Centre.

  • Advised gaming operators on regulatory matters.
  • Advises a multinational hospitality corporation on data protection matters relating to the implementation of new forms of customer experience.
  • Advised an insurance broker on Macau regulatory and corporate matters.
  • Legal adviser in relation to Macau Law of corporations in the listing process on the Main Board and GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Financial services regulatory
  • M&A
  • Private equity

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Gaming
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism

  • Qualified to practise as lawyer in Macau, Portugal, Brazil (São Paulo), China (as cross-border Macau Lawyer), and in East Timor. 

  • Association memberships Member of the IAGA (International Association of Gaming Advisors)
  • HKIoD (Hong Kong Institute of Directors)
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
  • CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
  • HKIA (Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators)

  • LL.M. Degree in Gaming Law and Regulation (2021) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
  • Post-Graduation in International Management (2001) from the Porto University – Faculty of Economy.
  • Law Degree (2000) from the Portuguese Catholic University – Lisbon School of Law.