Lawyer Profile

Frederico Rato, Lawyer (Founding Partner) Private Notary, RATO, LING, LEI & CORTÉS - ADVOGADOS

Tel: +853 28562322
Email: [email protected]
Address: Avenida da Amizade, 555, Macau Landmark, Office Tower, 23 Floor, Rooms 2301-02, Macau

Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortes - Advogados

Macau, Banking & Finance, Construction & Real Estate, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Project Finance, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment

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Areas of Practice


  • Commercial and Corporate, Energy, Real Estate, Banking and Financial, Intellectual Property,
  • Labour, Games of Fortune and Chance


Professional Background


  • Lawyer in Macau since 1984
  • Private Notary since 1991
  • In-house Legal Advisor at the Macau Electric Company (Companhia de Electricidade de Macau – CEM) between 1984 and 1986
  • Lawyer in Portugal between 1979 until 1984


Professional Membership


  • Macau Lawyers Association Portuguese Bar Association


Other Professional and Institutional Activities


  • Member of the Macau Consultive Council for the Law Reform (Conselho Consultivo da Reforma Jurídica)
  • Member of the Macau Registry and Notary Council (Conselho de Registos e Notariado)
  • Curator of the Rui Cunha Foundation
  • Former member of the General Meeting Board and the Statutory Audit Committee of the Macau Lawyers Association and of the Macau Lawyers Superior Council
  • Former member of the Consultative Committee for the Macau Commercial Code
  • Former member of the Judiciary Council of Macau
  • Lecturer of Professional Ethics and of Registry and Notary Law at the Macau Lawyers Association and at the Legal and Judicial Training Center of Macau
  • Co-author of the Macau chapter from the work Global Financial Services Regulators, Oxford University Press, London, 2004-08
  • Contributor in several legal and non-legal publications, including China Outbound Investments, International Financial Law Review and International Law Office Newsletters


Academic Background


Law Degree from the University of Lisbon (1974)




Portuguese, English, French and Spanish