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João Nuno Riquito

Firm: Riquito Advogados
Country: Macau

Practice Area: Business

  • AIA Tower, Suite 1004
    251-A – 301 Avenida Comercial de Macau
Riquito Advogados is an international law firm with offices in Portugal and Macau SAR, working also in collaboration with an associate office in Italy. By providing quality legal services in both Europe and Asia and by having its head office located in an international gaming, hospitality and entertainment hub, Riquito Advogados has a wide cross-border exposure. It counts, amongst its clients with companies incorporated in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, USA, Canada, Australia, Portugal, Brazil, Italy, etc. Following closely the present developments of the geographic and historic advantages of Macau on its bridging role between Europe and the Pearl River Delta Region, Riquito Advogados has been leading corporate and commercial legal projects with connections to Portugal, the People Republic of China and the Hong Kong SAR.


- Experts on Macau contract law in arbitration proceedings held in Hong Kong

Banking & Finance: 

- Organising, negotiating and implementing a securitised debt revolving facility


- Restructuring of several major connected transactions with a Hong Kong Listed Subsidiary Company, including dealing with regulatory issues, implementation of master agreements, disputed matters and the transfer of the Client’s internal department services and staff to the listed subsidiary 


- Assistance to the restructuring of a major listed gaming concessionaire group by assisting in the winding up and liquidation procedures of one of its direct shareholders, including supporting legal opinions in all relevant legal matters, namely on tax issues and compliance 

- Assistance to a Portuguese gaming licensed company, its Group Companies and its respective controlling shareholder incorporated in Macau SAR in all matters related to its corporate and financial restructuring, including supporting legal opinions in all relevant legal matters such as gaming law and alternative corporate governance models, advising in labour law matters in the context of its downsizing, advising on the reorganisation of the shareholder structure and assisting in the re-negotiation of contracts with key business associates and suppliers

Corporate Finance: 

- Assistance to the re-financing and capital restructuring of concessionaire of the construction and management of an international airport, including supporting legal opinions in all relevant legal matters and negotiations with the shareholders and with the Government

Intellectual Property Law: 

- Representing global gaming supplier in the legal management of its local IP portfolio


- Representing a client in defending proceedings brought by a minority shareholder for access to corporate information and documents 

- Representing global gaming supplier in major IP proceedings

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