Carlos Eduardo Coelho

Senior Associate

Carlos advises corporations and financial institutions on a broad variety of corporate matters, including financial and operational restructurings (merger, recapitalization), regulatory compliance and strategic advice. He has been particularly active in different kinds of M&A deals, including private company acquisitions and disposals not only in Macau but also 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 2018 guide and as a Leading Lawyer Corporate-M&A at Asia Law Profiles 2018.

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 the gaming practice. He provides corporate and regulatory assistance to casino operators, sports betting licensees, global gaming exhibitions organizers, 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 IP matters, including in patent related contentious and non-contentious matters such as product and patent clearance analysis. 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.


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