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CFB Lawyers
Avenida da Praia Grande
804, China Plaza Building
14th Floor, I, Macau

Macau > Leading firms Tier 1

CFB Lawyers‘very knowledgeable’ team is led by its founding partners Victor Castro , Bernardete Fan  and Hugo Maia Bandeira , who has worked closely with local gaming operators as well as local financial institutions for over 10 years. Castros’ expertise includes corporate, banking and finance and data protection; while Fan’s focus includes criminal law, employment and immigration, and M&A. The firm works internationally and is recognised by its expertise in financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Victor Castro; Bernardete Fan; Hugo Maia Bandeira


‘CFB Lawyers demonstrated that they are very knowledgeable of the law as well as of the particularities of the region. Communication is on point, always replying efficiently and swiftly to our queries.’

‘Hugo Maia Bandeira’s – Excellent interpersonal skills, very patient and helpful at accommodating our requests.’

‘They will give me different types of solutions, surprising me, like they have connections in different countries.’

‘I worked with Bernadete Fan on some cases. She is professional and always helpful.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted local banks with the issuance of MOP 2 Billion 0.6% carbon neutral green bonds due 2023, listed in MOX.
  • Assisted a local entertainment company with the issuance of US$350,000,000 7.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2027.

CFB Lawyers is a full-service law firm founded by three partners with decades of experience under their belt, acquired in three different continents, who are determined to seize the opportunities that the upcoming years will certainly bring to Macau.

Macau is now entering into a new stage of development, pushing for a bigger diversification of its economy, eager to capitalize on the prospects which will be ushered in by the integration within the Greater Bay Area, while at the same time aiming to establish stronger relations with the Portuguese Speaking Countries.

CFB’s team, multicultural and experienced, is well equipped to accompany Macau in yet another successful story of growth and expansion.

Recognized in the market for its trustworthiness and problem-solving approach, CFB’s team has extensive experience within, inter alia, the financial, retail, hospitality, and gaming industries, being accustomed to dealing with demanding clients from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, looking for straightforward solutions with high quality standards.

Despite the experience in dealing with sizeable players, CFB maintains a solid local footing and a deep connection with the Macau SAR and its citizens. Be it a small business owner in the Macau SAR, or a major international group, CFB is ready to handle your needs in a timely and professional manner.

CFB’s team has Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English and Portuguese capabilities. Each of CFB’s founders has more than ten years of experience in the legal sector in Macau, acquired in demanding environments, working for reputable law firms with local and international clients, or as in-house counsel. ​

With high standards and committed to your success, CFB will strive to find solid and straightforward technical solutions, fitting each specific client’s needs, at any moment, wherever they are located.

Victor 2888 1011 / +853 2888 1012
Bernardete 2888 1011 / +853 2888 1012
Hugo Maia 2888 1011 / +853 2888 1012
Hugo Maia Bandeira photo Hugo Maia BandeiraFounding Partner  
Victor Castro photo Victor CastroFounding Partner  
Bernardete Fan photo Bernardete FanFounding Partner
Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)