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Manuela António - Lawyers and Notaries

Macau > Leading firms Tier 1

Manuela António - Lawyers and Notaries is led by Manuela António , who specialises in real estate and construction, banking and finance, public and administrative law; and Hugo Ribeiro Couto , who focuses his practice in litigation. The firm stands out for its expertise in finance, and it works mainly with the gaming and financial services sectors. Particularly, it has been engaged in several corporate restructures recently.

Practice head(s):

Manuela António

Other key lawyers:

Tiago Assunção; Hugo Ribeiro Couto


‘Manuela António has great leadership. We have overcome a lot of issue with her. She always instructs her staff to prioritize our request. She always gives us great advice for complicated issues.’

‘We have a long relationship with Hugo Ribeiro Couto. He knows our company / business very well. He always prioritises our work and give us wise advice.’

‘They have a long business history in Macau, and they know the law in depth. They also have a variety of lawyers with different specialities.’

Key clients

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited – Hong Kong

Citibank, N.A., (Hong Kong) Branch

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Limited

Melco Resorts Macau Limited

NRT Technology

Aruze Gaming Limited

Crown Melbourne Limited

KSHG – Real Estate Investments, LDA

Jensen Hughes

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Golden Crown Development

Transportes Urbanos de Macau

Work highlights

  • Advised the Initial Purchasers with respect to the issuance of bonds by the Issuer (Champion Moments Limited) in the amounts of MOP300,000,000 and HKD1,250,000,000 and guaranteed by Sjm Holdings Limited
  • Advised the Bank (Bank of China Limited, Macau branch) on a term loan in the amount of HKD2,900,000,000 and related security package on a Macau law perspective.
  • Advised the Bank (Hang Seng Bank Limited) on a term loan in the amount of HKD3,300,000,000 and related security package on a Macau law perspective.