Founding Partner

Macau SAR

+853 2856 2322

Elite Practitioner



Macao SAR

Practice area:

Capital markets
Corporate and M&A

Founding Partner at Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés-Advogados e Notários | LEKTOU since 1987.

Private Notary of Macau SAR since 1991.

In-house Legal Advisor at the Macau Electric Company (Companhia de Electricidade de Macau – CEM) between 1984 and 1986.

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Investment funds
  • Regulatory

  • Banking and financial services
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Media and entertainment
  • Real estate

  • Macau Lawyers Association
  • Portuguese Bar Association
  • Cross-border Macau Lawyer recognized by the Justice Department of Guangdong

  • Member of the Macau Registry and Notary Council (Conselho de Registos e Notariado)
  • Course of Arbitrator by the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb)
  • Arbitrator of Guangzhou Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator of Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration
  • Former president of the Macau Lawyers Superior Council
  • Former member of the Macau Consultive Council for the Law Reform
  • Former member of the Consultative Committee for the Macau Commercial Code
  • Former member of the Judiciary Council of Macau
  • Curator of the Rui Cunha Foundation
  • Former member of the General Meeting Board and the Statutory Audit Committee of the Macau Lawyers Association and of the Macau Lawyers Superior Council
  • Contributor in several legal and non-legal publications, including China Outbound Investiments, International Financial Law Review and International Law Office Newsletters
  • Secretary of the General Meeting of Portugal – China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Macau)
  • President of the Advisory Board of the Licentiate Degree in Translation and Interpretation Chinese-Portuguese / Portuguese-Chinese of Macao Polytechnic Institute
  • President of the Accreditation of Journalists of the Macau Portuguese and English Press Association
  • Lecturer of Professional Ethics and of Registry and Notary Law at the Macau Lawyers Association and at the Legal and Judicial Training Center of Macau
  • Co-author of the Macau chapter from the work Global Financial Services Regulators, Oxford University Press, London, 2004-08

  • Law Degree from the University of Lisbon (1974)