Managing Partner

Macau SAR

+853 2856 2322

Distinguished Practitioner



Macao SAR

Practice area:

Capital markets
Corporate and M&A

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).

Advises 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 and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Regulatory
  • Private equity

  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Insurance
  • Media and entertainment
  • Technology and telecommunications

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

  • 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 (2020-21) 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