Current position: Senior partner
Practice area/industry focus: Corporate, commercial and corporate, energy, real estate, banking and finance, gaming, intellectual property and labour
Career highlights: Frederico Rato is founder of Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Lawyers and a senior partner in ZLF Law Office (www.zlflawoffice.com). He has practised as a lawyer in Macau since 1984, having already practised in Portugal since 1979. Frederico is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association and of the Macau Lawyers' Association. He has also been a private notary since 1991, a member of the Notary and Registry Council, and president of the Macau Lawyers' Superior Council.
He has been involved in transactions relating to the distribution of financial products, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and in the listing of foreign companies with interests in Macau. He is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences relating to a range of legal and non-legal matters. He is co-author of the Macau chapter in the Global Financial Services Regulators, published by Oxford University Press, London, 2004-08; and is a contributor to other legal and non-legal publications.
Asialaw Market-Leading Lawyer 2017 in Banking & Finance, Construction & Real Estate and Corporate/M&A