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Vong Hin Fai Lawyers & Private Notary
Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção N° 258
Praça Kin Heng Long 8° A, R , S, T
Macau Special Administrative Region (Macau SAR)
Macau

VONG HIN FAI LAWYERS & PRIVATE – NOTARY is a Macao law office with a strong interregional and international projection. We work with diversified major clients both from the public and private sectors, to whom we assure efficiency and professionalism. Our legal services show impeccable technical knowledge always focusing on each client’s particular needs.

We excel in partnership and team work, combining areas of activity and jurisdictions. Within the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Hong Kong SAR we established a solid joint venture law firm in the Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin.

Practice areas
Banking and finance

  • We advise in the field of institutional banking regulations and supervision
  • We represent several financial institutions in the context of preventive supervision and banking compliance
  • We provide legal services to insurance companies, financial intermediaries or other regulator entities both on consultancy and litigation.

Administrative and public law
We have vast experience in dealing with administrative and public law both in litigation and advisory aspects. We provide advice, in the following areas:

  • Interaction, preparation and submission of documents to regulatory authorities
  • Public contracts
  • Applications to the Government for the grant of administrative concessions, for land, gaming, credit and financial institution, franchised public services, public works, etc

Commercial and real estate

  • Consultancy and preparation of the standard corporate life and of specific procedures, such as due diligence and advisory reports for indirect public listings of local companies in foreign jurisdictions stock exchanges, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and shareholder agreements
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts – agency, distribution, franchising
  • We exercise the role of company secretary in various companies
  • Represent real estate developers and constructors by preparing and negotiating project construction and architecture agreements.

Litigation and arbitration

  • Our multidisciplinary team supports our clients to resolve their disputes whether judicially or by mediation
  • Our team ensures high levels of specialization in the main areas of law
  • We have several experienced arbitrators/mediators working in relevant arbitration institutions of leading cities in GBA of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao and other major provinces in PRC.

Labour and immigration
We advise our clients in all legal matters related to labour relations:

  • Drafting of contracts
  • Clarification of working conditions
  • Company HR best practices and policies
  • Labour disputes, terminations and settlements
  • Work visas applications, renewals and appeals.

Intellectual property

  • We provide a wide scope of services with regard to intellectual property law, namely relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and data protection
  • Trademark infringement litigation and registration consultancy.

China attesting services and Macao private notary services

  • We provide comprehensive China attesting documents services
  • Handle all notarial services provided by private notary under the laws of Macao, namely transactions and/or contracts of purchase/mortgage on real estate, establishment of company (including offshore companies and branch offices), incorporation of associations and foundations or amendments to its M&AA, equity transfer contracts, dissolutions and all powers of attorney and agency.
Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner, Lawyer, Private Notary China-Appointed Attesting Notary (Macao) Vong Hin Fai mail@vonghf.com (853) 2850 8068
Senior Partner, Lawyer, member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators an associate of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators in Vong Sok Hei, Rosita rositavong@vonghf.com (853) 2850 8068
Senior Partner, Banking and Financing, Commercial Law Vong Keng Hei, Joaquim joaquimvong@vonghf.com (853) 2850 8068
Partner & Lawyer, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Corporate Cheang Tak Fat, Brian briancheang@vonghf.com (853) 2850 8068
Partner & Lawyer, Contract Law, Banking Law, Civil Law Wong Sin Kei, Stella stellawong@vonghf.com (853) 2850 8068
Lawyer, Gaming, Public Law, Labor Law, Corporate Diane Aguiar dianeaguiar@vonghf.com (853) 2850 8068
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 Vong Hin Fai  photo Vong Hin Fai Senior Partner, Lawyer, Private Notary and China-Appointed Attesting Notary (Macau)
Cheang Tak Fat, Brian   photo Cheang Tak Fat, Brian Partner and Lawyer
Ho Chan Tong, Kilma  photo Ho Chan Tong, Kilma Lawyer
Wong Wai King, David  photo Wong Wai King, David Lawyer
Wong Sin Kei, Stella  photo Wong Sin Kei, Stella Partner and Lawyer
Vong Keng Hei  photo Vong Keng Hei Senior Partner, Lawyer
 Wa Kit, Leo Lin photo Wa Kit, Leo Lin
Chong U, Stella  Lo  photo Chong U, Stella Lo
Rosita Vong Sok Hei  photo Rosita Vong Sok Hei Senior Partner and Lawyer
Carlos Wong Kit,  photo Carlos Wong Kit,
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Vong Sok Hei, Rosita, Senior Partner, VONG HIN FAI LAWYERS & PRIVATE NOTARY

Job Titles: Macao Lawyer, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Lawyer

Our network of business partners and fellow legal counsels within Macau and the GBA, allows us to provide tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of clients

 

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Vong Hin Fai Lawyers & Private Notary from your competitors?

The law firm has a proven track record of success in handling disputes, offering guidance, and ensuring that its clients function within the confines of the law.

VONG HIN FAI Lawyers & Private Notary is a top choice for clients seeking legal counsel in Macau SAR and the Greater Bay Area. The law firm has a team of experienced lawyers with a track record of good results in a comprehensive range of legal areas and 5 of the team members are licensed to practice within the Greater Bay Area (GBA).

The team has been working together since the opening of the firm, providing clients with stability and consistency in the legal services provided.

The law firm’s strong network of business partners and fellow legal counsels within Macau and the GBA, allows it to provide tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of its clients.

 

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Macau SAR is expected to see growth:

a) in the bond market, driven by the GBA initiative. Here are some of the investments made and major investments underway in this sector:

Remarkable results in bond market development: Macau has achieved “remarkable results” in developing a bond market in recent years, according to the Former Chairman of the China Security Regulatory.

The bond market in Macau is expected to continue growing in the coming year, driven by the GBA initiative.

Sovereign bond issuance: China will issue 5 billion yuan (US$685 million) worth of sovereign bonds in Macau as it seeks to deepen the financial sector and popularize the use of the yuan currency in its special administrative region

The bond issue will support Macau in the development of its financial sector and the ‘appropriate diversification of the economy’, China’s Ministry of Finance said.

Central securities depository system: The central securities depository system (CSD) was launched in December 2021, run by the Macau Central Securities Depository and Clearing Limited (MCSD), overseen by the Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM)

The AMCM has established multiple guidelines regarding the issue of securities, such as transfer, management, and custody of bonds, all of which came into effect in 2021.

Assistance plan: The Finance Bureau of the Guangdong–Macau SAR In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin is planning to launch a dedicated assistance plan to stimulate the development of the bond market in Macau

This plan includes measures such as subsidizing corporations that issue bonds in Macau SAR, with support of 0.5 to 0.8% of the capital raised, as well as lowering the threshold of the issue amount

b) Arbitration is an important legal practice in Macau SAR, and the Greater Bay Area (GBA) initiative is expected to drive further growth in this sector:

Boosted by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao GBA and the Master Plan of the development of Guangdong-Macao In-depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin, arbitration became a special focus of the Government of Macau and numerous seminars, conferences, and congresses were organized in Macau to promote arbitration.

There are specific agreements for the recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards between the Macau SAR and the Hong Kong SAR as well as between the Macau SAR and the PRC; as well as the arrangement between the Macau SAR and the PRC regarding mutual assistance in interim measures in aid of arbitral proceedings.

New Arbitration Law of Macau (Law 19/2009, dated 5 November 2019) is approved and published, which comes into force on 4 May 2020. New Arbitration Law of Macau is based on the UNCITRAL Model Law (2006), with some necessary alterations incorporated for the harmonization of the law regime of Macau. One of the most important reform in the New Arbitration Law of Macau is, the establishment of the regime of interim measures, and the support of the Macau Courts in the arbitration proceedings, no matter the seat of arbitration is Macau or a foreign country.

 

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

Improving diversity and inclusion: By having a diverse team of lawyers, the firm can better understand and serve clients from different backgrounds and perspectives.

 

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

At VONG HIN FAI Lawyers & Private Notary, we are very attentive to new technologies and how they can benefit our clients.

 

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

VONG HIN FAI Lawyers & Private Notary has assisted various corporate clients from China to establish their business operations in Macau by providing a range of legal services, especially legal consultation, market entry strategy, entry formation, due diligence, assisting in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and agreements, intellectual property protection, compliance and regulatory matters and dispute resolution.

Recent years, the firm has assisted a financial group in preparation and handling of the acquisition of two financial leasing companies in GBA and Macau owned by a Macau corporate group, as well as assisting with the respective registration process, and ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations.

Besides, the firm assisted local corporate clients to resolve commercial disputes in mediation and arbitration in arbitration institutions in China, Hong Kong and in Macau.

 

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Absolutely, in these very harsh time politically and economically clients seek stability and direction.

We steadily maintain a consistent client relations and we prioritize retaining client business, maintaining their satisfaction through consistent communication to ensure client satisfaction.

 

VONG HIN FAI Lawyers & Private Notary has business development strategy that will keep your firm’s development on track and make sure progress is monitored.

VONG HIN FAI LAWYERS & PRIVATE – NOTARY

VONG HIN FAI LAWYERS & PRIVATE – NOTARY is a Macao-based law office with a team of experienced lawyers that offers comprehensive legal solutions to clients from both the public and private sectors. Our multidisciplinary team combines areas of activity and jurisdictions to provide efficient and professional legal services that focus on each client’s particular needs. We have extensive experience in various legal areas, particularly in corporate governance, arbitrators, IP, contracts, and the Macau bond market. Our practice areas include:

  • Corporate governance: We provide legal advice and assistance on corporate governance matters, including drafting various contracts, regulations, and other legal instruments, advising on compliance, effective board structures, director’s duties and liabilities and risk mitigation and protection.
  • Litigation: Our experienced team is well-versed in Macau’s legal landscape and offers a range of services to support our clients in resolving their disputes, whether through judicial proceedings or mediation. We take a client-centered approach, prioritizing our clients’ needs and working collaboratively to achieve their goals. In addition to our litigation support services, we also offer mediation services to help clients reach mutually beneficial resolutions outside of the courtroom. Our team of skilled mediators is committed to facilitating productive and effective discussions between parties.
  • Arbitration: Several lawyers of our firm are experienced arbitrators/mediators work in relevant arbitration institutions of leading cities in GBA of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao and other major provinces in PRC, we assist our clients in arbitration proceeding as well as the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards in Macau, and filing injunctions and interim measures related to arbitration proceedings. Our Partner Rosita Vong Sok Hei is the secretary general of the World Trade Center Macau Arbitration Center and in past year was an invited speaker at several major arbitration conferences we highlight: – a conference on investment arbitration, cross-border insolvency, and regulation of electronic transactions, organized by UM and a joint conference with the UM and UN Commission to discuss challenges in international trade amid the pandemic.
  • IP: We provide legal services for the protection of intellectual property rights and related rights, including search, registration, and renewal of trademarks, patents, names, and insignias of business premises, and related defenses and judicial appeals.
  • Contracts & Corporate: We provide consultancy and preparation of the standard corporate life and of specific procedures, such as due diligence and advisory reports for indirect public listings of local companies in foreign jurisdictions stock exchanges, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and shareholder agreements. Additionally, we offer expertise in labor agreements, real estate contracts, and a wide range of other contracts.

 

At VONG HIN FAI LAWYERS & PRIVATE – NOTARY, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal services. Our team of experienced lawyers works tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the best possible legal representation. We are always ready to help our clients navigate new paths to growth in markets around the world.