Rui Pinto Proença

MdME - Macau



Highly regarded


Bar admissions:



Macau SAR

Practice areas:


Industry sectors:

Financial services

Rui serves as Managing Partner of MdME and is the head of the firm's Corporate and M&A practice.

Rui specializes in mergers & acquisitions, with a focus on highly regulated sectors. He often acts on private equity transactions, having a significant track record across a range of different industries. Rui also advises clients on a broad range of corporate and M&A matters, including corporate restructurings, debt issuance and strategic advice at a board level. He often advises issuers and underwriters in relation to listings of Macau interests with overseas capital markets. Rui is ranked as leading lawyer by IFLR and by Chambers and Partners in the categories of "M&A – Macau" and "General Business Law – Macau". He was awarded the "M&A Deal of the Year" in the "IFLR Asia Awards 2015".

Rui also focuses on the gaming sector, where he regularly acts for gaming companies in Macau and across the Asia-Pacific region. He also assists governments in emerging markets developing their gaming policies and regulatory frameworks. Rui has been distinguished as "Emerging Leader of the Year" in the "Asia Gaming Awards 2017" and has been successively recognized as a leading gaming lawyer in the Asia-Pacific region by "Chamber and Partners". Rui is the global chair of the "Lex Mundi Gaming Solution", a network of law firms covering over 25 gaming jurisdictions around the world and a member of the Board of Trustees of the "International Association of Gaming Advisors".

  • Corporate | M&A
  • Gaming & Wagering
  • Insurance
  • Restructuring & Insolvency

  • Macau Lawyers Association
  • Portuguese Bar Association
  • Angola Bar Association

  • Law degree, University of Coimbra, Portugal (2005)