Our gaming practice focuses on advising local and international gaming related corporations on the full range of gaming areas, such as the Macau gaming legal regime, junkets and gaming promotion operations, joint ventures, sports betting, online gambling, credit facilitation, licensing of casino games, slot machines manufacturers licensing and on-going compliance obligations, access to capital markets by Macau gaming related businesses.

We have been also involved in complex M&A cross-border deals, as hotel operators’ acquisitions and equity placements in Macau companies, with gaming components, including due diligence to ascertain the potential liabilities in the acquisition and to help the bankability assessment.

As we are keeping close track of the developments on the gaming legal framework in Macau, our firm also provides practical and accessible advice on the general day-to-day regulatory requirements that govern the full range of gaming operations in Macau.

We have a dedicated gaming department with a practice wide-ranging experience and focus on advising local and international gaming companies on gaming matters, such as:

  • Regulatory advice
  • Casino services agreements and profit sharing arrangements
  • Licensing of casino games and systems
  • Junket and gaming promotion operations
  • Casino software applications
  • Joint ventures
  • Sports betting
  • Online gambling
  • Credit and money facilitation
  • Slot machine rentals and IP/royalties/licensing and trial arrangements
  • Listing of gaming business interests in foreign Stock Exchanges
  • Restructuring of casino operations (retail gaming and VIP rooms)
  • Anti-Money Laundering regulations
  • Compliance and Internal controls

Our Gaming & Hospitality Department provides a gaming-orientated assistance on the core areas of your business – Regulatory, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Labor, Contracts and Taxation – combining legal services with international standards with a strong industry insight.

On the Hospitality side, we have extensive experience in hotels and F&B outlets licensing, hotel management contracts, franchising agreements, operational requirements and regulatory compliance.

MLGTS Legal Circle – Gaming Law Practice

With leading offices in Portugal, Macau, Angola and Mozambique, the Gaming Law Practice of the MLGTS Legal Circle is in a unique position to advise gaming sector clients throughout the Portuguese speaking world. Our multidisciplinary team of experts draws its experience from representing a wide range of industry players operating on a global marketplace. This international perspective allows us to bring our clients specialised knowledge and local market insights, in both matured and emerging markets.  

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