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MdME Lawyers

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Real Estate


Partner; Head of MdME’s foreign law firm in Hong Kong


Tirso heads MdME’s Finance and Real Estate practices as well as MdME’s foreign law firm in Hong Kong. He advises on a wide range of complex projects and cross-border transactions. He works actively with both foreign and local corporate clients seeking new business opportunities across various sectors.

In his Banking & Finance practice, Tirso has acted for financial institutions and large corporations in numerous finance transactions in Asia, advising on syndicated lending, corporate loans, real estate development financing and project finance, general loan and security documentation. Tirso is well experienced in acting as legal counsel for issuers, arrangers and dealers in different types of debt finance transactions such as issuance of bonds and notes. He also advises on a daily basis major banking institutions in both finance and regulatory aspects.

He has also a special focus and experience in aircraft finance, acquisition and leasing, acting for owners, banks, lessors, manufacturers and ECAs across a whole spectrum of finance deals and assisting clients in the relationship with regulatory agencies.

Tirso is the head of the Real Estate practice. He is well experienced in all stages of the real estate investment project including acquisition, financing, pre-sale and leasing. He regularly advises on acquisition for investment or redevelopment and real estate finance projects (commercial, logistic, residential and hotel business).

Tirso has acquired particular experience in major real estate projects and has been very active in the major acquisition and re-development of iconic properties in Macau, acting for institutional investors, developers and Private Equity Funds.


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French


Macau Lawyers Association (admitted in 2012).
Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2012).


Law degree (Católica Lisbon School of Law).

Lawyer Rankings

Macau > Leading firms

(Next Generation Partners)

Tirso Olazabal MdME

MdME Lawyers‘ sizeable team is capable of advising prominent clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, and is also highly active in dispute resolution. Gaming companies form a significant segment of the firm’s client base, and it advises them on matters ranging from insurance to financings. Financial services are another area of focus, including handling note issuings as well as compliance. The practice acts for major multinationals and provides advice on regulatory and compliance issues associated with entering the Macau market. The firm utilises its offices in Macau, Hong Kong and Lisbon to advise on cross-border matters. Managing partner Rui Pinto Proença leads the firm’s M&A and gaming teams, and is noted for his work in regulated sectors. Francisco Leitão specialises in dispute resolution and litigation, and José Leitão has a broad practice encompassing tendering for projects and regulatory issues, especially in the financial sector. Elsewhere, Tirso Olazabal leads the firm’s Hong Kong office and is highly active in financings, while senior associate Carlos Eduardo Coelho  handles M&A transactions and listings on the HK stock exchange.