Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries

http://mantonio.net/home/

 

MACAU MAIN OFFICE

 

Alameda Dr. Carlos D’Assumpção, nos. 411-417,
Dynasty Plaza, 15th floor D-H, Macau

 

T.: +853 28 591 592 / +853 28 591 128
F.: +853 28 345 678

E.: info@mantonio.net

 

 

MACAU SECONDARY OFFICE

 

Avenida Dr. Mário Soares, n.º 25,
Montepio Bld., 1.º andar – comp. 13,
Macau

 

T.: +853 28 591 592
+853 28 591 128
F.: +853 28 345 678
E.: info@mantonio.net

 

LISBON OFFICE

 

Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, n.º 9 – 2.º Esq.,
1070-060 Lisboa,
Portugal

 

T.: +351 21 727 00 60
F.: +351 21 723 72 73
E.: info.lisboa@mantonio.net

 

Large enough to handle complex cases, yet being able to maintain a close personal relationship with its clients, the firm is well suited to provide legal services of any kind as well as to represent both local and foreign individuals and corporations.

 

A large portion of our clients are companies based in other jurisdictions. We work on a day-to-day basis with companies and individuals based in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, the U.S.A., Great Britain, Australia, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, among many others.

 

Our goal is to provide legal services of the highest quality in a timely and efficient manner, always keeping in mind the actual needs of our clients. The firm is known for adopting an efficient and pragmatic approach, in order to give a technically accurate and swift response to its clients.

 

Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries profile

 

Quick facts:

Fee earners: 19

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English, Portuguese, Spanish, French

 

Firm overview

 

Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries is a firm of lawyers and notaries based in Macau. The practice was founded in 1986 by Manuela António. The practice was founded in 1986 by Manuela António, a long-time local resident, and evolved steadily to become one of the leading firms in Macau with a long experience and tradition of excellence.

 

Large enough to handle complex cases, yet being able to maintain a close personal relationship with its clients, the firm is well suited to provide legal services of any kind as well as to represent both local and foreign individuals and corporations.

 

A large portion of our clients are companies based in other jurisdictions. We work on a day-to-day basis with companies and individuals based in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, the U.S.A., Great Britain, Australia, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, among many others.

 

Our goal is to provide legal services of the highest quality in a timely and efficient manner, always keeping in mind the actual needs of our clients. The firm is known for adopting an efficient and pragmatic approach, in order to give a technically accurate and swift response to its clients.

 

Areas of practice

 

Acquisition of Portuguese citizenship and other registration procedures

 

Our office has extensive experience in obtaining and registering Portuguese citizenship at the Central Registry Office in Portugal. In this sense, we provide comprehensive assistance in all steps and formalities regarding the acquisition of Portuguese citizenship. We also provide legal services pertaining to other types of registration with the Portuguese authorities, such as late registration of births, registration of marriages or divorces.

 

Aviation

 

With a proven track record of providing high-end advice in this sector, the firm’s aviation practice is regarded as one of the best in the region and our advice has been sought by international airline companies, aircraft leasing and financing players and by several other clients who intend to pursue this type of business in Macau.

 

Banking & Finance, Insurance & Capital Markets

 

The firm has a wealth of experience in advising banks, insurers and others financial institutions, being engaged as external counsel by several such entities, both local and overseas. Over the years, the firm has frequently been retained to provide assistance on major financing transactions, IPO’s and other capital markets offerings.

 

Corporate, Contracts & M&A

 

The firm provides legal advice in complex negotiated transactions, including transformative acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, infrastructure projects, outsourcing contracts, private equity investments and establishments of new businesses.

 

Criminal Law

 

The firm has a solid foundation in substantive and procedural criminal law and the litigation skills needed to practice in this area. It has been recently involved in the most mediatic Macau criminal cases.

 

Data Protection

 

We advise enterprises of all sizes on data protection and privacy issues, ranging from start-ups to large corporate entities and across all sectors by providing pragmatic, practical and cost-effective solutions in matters such as access rights for data subjects, CCTV and privacy, compliance issues for personal data, drafting data protection policies, among others.

 

Employment & Immigration

 

The firm has broad experience in handling and advising on work permit/visa application procedures for non-resident workers (both skilled and unskilled) as well as residency applications for investors and highly skilled professionals.

 

Family & Inheritance Law

 

The firm has a strong background and expertise in providing assistance on prenuptial and postnuptial conventions, paternity and adoption cases, divorce, child custody, inheritance planning and wills, as well as probate process and estate distribution.

 

Gaming

 

The firm has developed in the past decade particular expertise in gaming law, having been engaged as external legal counsel by two of the most reputed Macau’s licensed gaming operators.

 

Intellectual and Industrial Property

 

The firm is widely known as having a long history in successfully handing complex disputes involving litigation and has represented clients in several arbitration proceedings in a wide variety of issues.

 

Leisure and Hospitality

 

Our clients rely on our firm because of our expertise in the various areas of the law which helps boost their operations and because of our ability to meet their objectives and needs. The challenges of growing competition, changing business conditions and increasing customer expectations call for legal counsel with in-depth industry knowledge and experience across many legal disciplines.

 

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

 

The firm is widely known as having a long history in successfully handling complex disputes involving litigation and has represented clients in several arbitration proceedings in a wide variety of issues.

 

Notary Services

 

The four in-house Notaries, who are also fully qualified lawyers, allow the firm to provide clients with a “one stop shop” for all their contractual and documentary needs, from drafting and negotiating, all the way to execution and authentication, ensuring 24 hour/seven-day availability even on short notice.

 

Project Finance

 

We are a leading firm in providing advice on legal matters related to project structuring, development, conducting legal due diligence, financing, government regulation, construction and other contract issues across different sectors and we represent all sorts of participants in these transactions, such as sponsors, commercial banks, lenders, among others.

 

Public and Administrative Law

 

The firm’s assistance covers the whole array of administrative applications and it handles all sorts of disputes with regulatory and public entities. This support is founded on a detailed understanding of the extent of the public authorities’ powers and obligations and the impact of new and existing legislation on businesses.

 

Public Procurement

 

We work for a diverse range of clients across a number of sectors and we provide real insight, drawing on our depth and breadth of experience to provide balanced procurement advice by providing clients with the tools and knowledge needed to save money and manage risks.

 

Real Estate, Construction & Conveyancing

 

The firm has been engaged by owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, construction managers and materials suppliers from Macau as well as overseas, to provide legal assistance in a wide range of public and private construction projects.

 

Tax

 

The firm counsels on a full range of tax issues that may arise in a business or transactional context, and is able to provide expert advice on how to structure transitions in the most tax-efficient way.

 

Transportation & Shipping

 

We have been providing our assistance in all matters related to licensing, daily operation and compliance, contractual issues and in relation to wide range of sectors, such as the public bus services, shipping and the light-rail transit. We also have expertise in dealing with contentious matters that arise from contractual relations, namely high profile arbitrations and litigation in Macau.