Dedicated to the provision of legal services in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, Team Genesis Asia is a team of lawyers of MdME, created to assist startups and advise business angels, venture capital and private equity funds.

Composed of specialized lawyers in several areas of law with a calling for entrepreneurship and innovation, Team Genesis Asia is a multidisciplinary team prepared to understand clients’ needs and generate added value.

Regardless of your business' development stage, Team Genesis Asia offers solutions and quality answers in every industry. With a know-how gathered over more than a decade of working with emerging companies, Team Genesis was created and developed in Portugal by our partner firm Morais Leitão.

Team Genesis® was launched in 2013 as a specialized multi-expert team focused on providing legal advice to emerging companies and founders, through fostering and helping national ventures thrive and scale internationally, and also to investors of scalable start-ups with disruptive business models, in each case by focusing on “bet the company” transactions and high-value advice.

The team expanded its geographic footprint in 2017 with the launch of Team Genesis Asia. Since then it has been gaining experience in national and international investment rounds and exits, notably equity rounds (seed and preferred rounds), convertibles notes (or convertible equity), venture debt and trade sales (including acqui-hires), both for founders and investors.


With a team composed of 6 practitioners from MdME, specialized in different areas of law we aim to anticipate and respond to our clients’ needs by rescaling and adapting the ‘full service law firm’ concept to the emerging companies’ environment.


We help clients to scale by taking advantage of our both singular and international strategic position. As a member of the Morais Leitão Legal Circle, our geographic footprint extends from the Greater Bay Area to Portuguese-speaking countries. This platform provides our clients with the highest quality advice on their expansion into these jurisdictions.

Commitment To The Ecosystem

With a view to foster the Macau start-up ecosystem, Team Genesis Asia works very closely with local incubators and other organizations, notably, via legal workshops or counseling sessions. Team Genesis is also an active participant in local and regional events where our legal and regulatory expertise is crucial.


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