Tiago Vilhena

Partner

Tiago joined MdME Lawyers in 2013, after 6 years of experience in another top law firm in Macau. Tiago is a key contact in MdME’s retail industry having been involved in the largest retail projects launched or announced in Macau since 2007 and representing key-players in such projects.

In his corporate and M&A practice, Tiago has assisted over the years numerous global brands and major international groups and investors in establishing their businesses in Macau, providing continuous legal assistance to their entities. Tiago has also been involved in several cross-border acquisitions and restructurings and in major local retail and commercial projects.

Tiago is currently the head of corporate services where he has been able to anticipate risks and address clients with business minded solutions that can be integrated with their corporate structure and commercial activities. Tiago leads a team of trained and knowledgeable lawyers and paralegals with vast experience in corporate legal advice and general business law, providing a wide-range of tailor-made services, from company incorporation to client support services, designed to assist any Macau-based entity in maintaining a good corporate standing under the laws of Macau.

Tiago also leads the employment & immigration practice where he advises clients on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment and immigration issues, including employment disputes, restructuring and transactions, secondment mechanisms, non-resident working permits (“blue-cards”) and managerial and technical residency permits. He and his team combine a solid legal knowledge with a practical understanding of the reality of the local labour market and of its regulatory practices and policies.

Education

Law degree (University of Lisbon School of Law).

Languages

Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.

Memberships

Macau Lawyers Association (admitted in 2006). Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2006).

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