Expertise Practice Areas

We have extensive experience in cross-border financial transactions. We provide full-service banking advice to international and local lenders, borrowers and guarantors on the full range of banking and finance matters. Additionally, we advise several financial institutions on a regular basis on their banking and regulatory issues as well as financial transactions.

Our Banking & Finance practice is focused on:

Debt financing secured by Macau securities

We instruct on full loan documentation and structuring, including advising, drafting and submitting to registration (when applicable) pledge of shares, mortgages, floating charges, assignment of proceeds and receivables, charge of accounts and other collateral instruments.

Regulatory and Compliance

We advise on all licensing, regulatory and compliance matters concerning finance and related investment products and services. Plus, we offer services of coordination and assistance in licensing procedures for authorization and incorporation in Macau’s financial institutions, including the licensing of the first payment services entity in Macau, as well as assistance with the preparation of compliance procedures and liaison with the regulators. Moreover, we advise financial institutions on anti-money laundering matters.

Insurance matters

Within the insurance area, we offer regulatory advice and we assist on life, labor and construction insurance regulations, private pension funds, insurance policy financing, assignment of insurance policies and data protection issues.

Real Estate financing

We provide end to end assistance in property acquisitions and projects’ development, secured primarily on real estate and general banking facilities sustained by mortgages over land concessions or real estate and other guarantees. We assist clients in all aspects of real estate financing transactions, from review and negotiation of facility agreements, to preparation, execution and control of all registerable securities associated with each transaction. Through the assistance of our in-house Notary Department, we are able to provide seamless service to clients throughout all steps of real estate acquisitions and disposals.

Derivatives

We review and advice clients on Macau related legal aspects of ISDA and GMRA documentation involving Macau banks, with particular emphasis on netting and bankruptcy issues.

Banking and Investment products

We review and advice on the entire gamut of finance related agreements currently in use in Macau, as custodian agreements, factoring agreements, share financing, trade financing, standard form documents, investment linked products and distribution of structured products in Macau.

Corporate finance

We are prepared to advice on listings and public offerings, fund raising by listed companies with Macau’s connections and mergers and acquisitions.

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