MdME Lawyers

Practice/Organization Description

MdME is a leading Macau full service law firm, which has built a strong reputation for providing its Clients with high-quality, innovative and practical legal advice, following international standards of responsiveness and efficiency.

Since its foundation, MdME and its team have been involved in the largest developments, transactions and infrastructure projects launched in Macau, representing the key-players in such projects.

Our Client portfolio includes some of the largest corporations operating in Macau, in such diverse areas as banking, financial services, construction, infrastructure, gaming, retail, real estate, intellectual property, IT and telecommunications.

The most reputable and independent ranking of lawyers worldwide recognized the leading position of MdME:

Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2011

“MdME enters the rankings for the first time, due to its rapidly increasing local profile and international presence. The firm offers a full service to domestic and multinational corporations and has established a dedicated China Investment Department to assist outbound investors from the PRC entering Portuguese markets. The team also assists foreign clients looking to invest locally.”

Chambers and Partners Asia Guide 2012

“This three-partner firm continues to increase in prominence, steadily gaining a reputation for responsiveness and engaging with clients' needs. Its practice covers real estate, construction and corporate matters, as well as providing wider advice in relation to IP, employment and HR, banking and finance and dispute resolution issues. The team also provides fluent English, Portuguese and Mandarin speakers at partner level.”

“MdME is seen by clients as "a new generation Macau law firm." Its responsiveness and transactional support to its clients is aimed at giving an international approach to the more traditional market. Peers and clients appreciate the firm's forward-thinking founding partner Gonçalo Mendes da Maia, saying "Macau law firms normally work like the Hong Kong firms in the 70s but these guys are progressive and have a very good response time, they act like any good international law firm. We've been using them pretty much exclusively."

The addition to the eight-strong team of lawyers of Luís Mesquita de Melo, former Executive Vice-President at one of Macau's largest licensed gaming operators, gives additional depth to the firm's gaming practice.”

Bar Admissions

Portuguese Bar; Macau Lawyers Association

Professional Associations & Memberships

MdME is part of the MLGTS Legal Circle, an integrated Alliance with renowned law firms in the Portuguese Speaking Countries - lead by the most reputed Portuguese Law firm Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados - which has established cooperation platforms with Government, Financial and Procurement Agencies, in order to assist clients overcoming the legal challenges of investing in Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Portugal and Macau.

MdME has a strategic alliance with US gaming law firm Dickinson Wright, which has ten offices in the United States and Canada. The cooperation with Dickinson Wright solidifies the capacity of MdME to provide comprehensive legal services in a cross-border industry such as gaming, at the same time enhancing and strengthening the depth and breadth of legal services the firm can provide to its North American Clients with business interests in Macau.

Honors and Awards

Chambers and Partners / Asia 2011

Chambers and Partners / Global 2011

Corporate INTL Macau Business Law Firm 2011

Global Law Experts Macau Corporate Law Firm 2011

The firm was designated by Asia Legal Business (ALB) as one of the Intellectual Property “firms to watch” in Asia 2012 - the only firm nominated in Macau.

MdME was awarded the Macau Business Law Firm of the Year by Corporate INTL

MdME was awarded the 2012 Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly Global Awards.

MdME ranked Tier 1 by IFLR


Alm. Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao, 180, Edf. Tong Nam Ah, 16 R-T
Macao, 0000Macau

Contact: Luis Mesquita de Melo

  • +85328333332
  • +85328333331

Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
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Number of Attorneys

11-24 Attorneys

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