Carlos Eduardo Coelho

Senior Associate

Carlos is an experienced Macau SAR qualified lawyer who joined MdME Lawyers in 2018 after working in another leading law firm in Macau.

Carlos advises corporations and financial institutions on a broad variety of corporate matters, including financial and operational restructurings (merger, de-merger, recapitalization), regulatory compliance and strategic advice. He has been particularly active in all kind of M&A deals, including private company acquisitions and disposals in Macau and in other jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific Region. He is experienced in advising overseas companies setting up business in Macau, including in all aspects regarding respective incorporation, regulatory or tax issues. Carlos is ranked as Rising Star - M&A at IFLR’s 2019 guide and as a Leading Lawyer Corporate-M&A at Asia Law Profiles 2019.

Carlos is very keen in advising issuers, sponsors and underwriters in initial public offerings of Macau interests in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, including in the restructuring of Macau businesses in the pre-IPO phase.

Carlos is a key contact in MdME Lawyers gaming practice where he provides corporate and regulatory assistance to casino operators, sports betting licensees, global gaming exhibitions organizers, global leaders in the gaming and lottery industries, online and mobile gaming companies, HK listed Companies with gaming interests all over Asia, gaming equipment manufacturers, gaming sector investors and other relevant players in the industry. He acquired a relevant track record in gaming related intellectual property matters, including in patent related contentious and non-contentious matters such as product and patent clearance analysis. Currently Carlos is also assuming a relevant role in Lex Mundi Gaming Solution, a network of law firms covering more than 25 gaming jurisdictions around the world, which is headed by MdME Lawyers. Carlos won the award for “Best Industry Rising Star” at 2018 G2E Asia Awards and was recognized as one of the "Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40" in 2018.


Postgraduate Studies in Banking, Securities and Insurance Law (Coimbra Faculty of Law). Postgraduate Studies in Corporate Law (Coimbra Faculty of Law). Law degree (Faculty of Law, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy). Law degree (Coimbra Faculty of Law)


Portuguese, English and Italian.


Macau Lawyers Association (admitted in 2009). Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2008). Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) - Member. Macau Government – Private Notary (admitted in 2020)


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