Commercial and corporate
FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries has extensive experience in advising on commercial and corporate law. Since its establishment, FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries has provided assistance to numerous companies in developing their businesses. Our services cover the full spectrum and include the formation of all type of commercial entities and advice on the most suitable corporate vehicle for new business ventures. The firm deals with matters such as the incorporation and registration of companies, advising national and international corporations starting their businesses in Macau and the set up of branches, subsidiaries, including the negotiation of shareholders agreements and all further aspects related to their day-to-day operations, as well as drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements. FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries has a wealth experience in analyzing such agreements and issuing legal opinions in their scope, content and validity. We advise companies in a variety of industry sectors on all types of strategic alliances. These include equity investments, cross holdings, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, collaborations, partnerships, franchises, research and development projects, technology licences and agency and distribution agreements. FCLAW is well-placed to advise clients on strategic transactions, such as M&A and company disposals, international public markets, private equity, alternative investment vehicles, such as investment funds, financial services, managing corporate structures and directors’ obligations. FCLAW also provides a company secretary and registered office address and maintains statutory books, arranges for the convening and recording of general meetings and attends to all filing with the Registrar of Companies..

Real Estate
Our firm has large experience in real estate and provides a full spread of services including assistance to real estate and management companies. We advise on all aspects of property-related deals, including acquisition and sale, development and regeneration, investment structures, planning, financing and environment. We represent individual lenders, syndicates and other market participants in all types of real estate finance transactions. These transactions include investment property funding, construction funding, and predevelopment commitment funding.
Our practice covers origination of real estate finance transactions as well as the subsequent distribution of these transactions. In addition, FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries assists clients dealing with troubled real estate financing arrangements. We also offer expertise in structuring and complementing collective investment structures for property investors, including relevant tax and regulatory issues. Our comprehensive corporate real estate law experience includes joint ventures, public private vehicles, offshore fund, limited partnerships and general partnerships and fund management agreements. FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries provides advice on the full range of planning law issues, including compulsory purchase orders, applications for consent, appeals, enforcement prosecution and defense, development plans, judicial review and compulsory purchase. The firm also offers advice and services to condominium management companies and deals with the disputes or claims between them and the individual owners or occupiers. The firm still provides integrated property tax advice across a range of taxes including direct taxes, capital allowances, stamp duty, land tax, etc..

Private Notary
FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries has the largest notary department in Macau. Our notaries execute all notarial acts permitted by law such as notarization of all sort of documents, preparation and drafting of deeds for all purposes, including transfer of property, creation of mortgages, certification of authenticity of copies, certification of authenticity of signature on documents, execution of declarations of individuals and legal entities and many others notarial acts.

FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries runs one of the litigation department in Macau with most pending cases in court, including 90% of all labour cases. We deal with a wide variety of issues including civil actions, especially those concerning civil liability, labour, real state, debt recovery, corporate law, copyrights, banking and bankruptcy. The firm also offers counseling in litigation relating to contract disputes and banking and securities regulatory matters, criminal defense, family, tutorship, curatorship, divorce and related litigation and alternative dispute resolutions, succession litigation, insurance disputes, mortgagee actions, labour disputes, personal injury claims, employee compensation claims, traffic accident claims, matrimonial and general civil litigation at all levels of the courts including Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal. Comprehensive property litigation expertise development disputes affecting freehold land, such as restrictive covenants, access issues, adverse possession and trespass, neighborhood issues, landlord and tenant disputes, whether rent, lease, renewals, dilapidations and breach of covenants, possession claims, disputes against former tenants or guarantors and possession actions against unwanted occupiers. We advise Macau and overseas insurers on the full range of insurance claims and disputes, including coverage issues and policy interpretation and professional liability. Our services cover M&A disputes, warranty / indemnity claims and shareholder disputes. We represent contractors in its claim against the suppliers and we have a vast experience in safeguarding and defending at court intellectual properties rights and in acting in administrative, civil or criminal actions concerning intellectual property infringements, counterfeiting practices, piracy, falsification and plagiarism.

Banking and Finance
Our banking and finance practice represents finance companies and income funds, hedge funds and other financial institutions and investors, as well as a large number of borrowers operating in different businesses and industries. We provide a full range of advice to overseas financial institutions, including but not limited to the enforceability and effectiveness of LC, capacity and authority of Macau entities and corporations to trade in futures contracts and listed/unlisted derivatives transactions, issuing of structured notes to Macau entities, merging of foreign corporations with subsidiaries in Macau, transactions related to the privatization of listed entities and bond offerings whenever Macau subsidiaries are involved. FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries also advises on licensing, regulatory and compliance issues concerning finance leasing, finance and related investment products and services, as well as on loan documentation with real estate, corporate and gaming components and securities. Our practice covers all sort work related to Macau securities, such as pledge of shares, mortgages, floating charges, assignment of proceeds and receivables, charge of accounts and other collateral instruments.

FCLAW has an extensive experience in advising on gaming matters, namely regulatory and licensing issues, casino services agreements and profit sharing arrangements, junket activity, including licensing and promotion agreements, online gambling, credit and money facilitation, listing of gaming interests in foreign Stock Exchanges, restructuring of casino operations and anti-money laundering.

We act as legal advisers in the listing and initial public offering of Macau construction companies on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and represent the Public Works Department on disputes against Macau Engineers and Architects. We advise on disputes arising from construction contracts on a regular basis. We provide a range of legal solutions for businesses in the construction sector. We can assist clients in relation to project structure, finance, intellectual property, insurance or joint venturing during the operational phase, on closure issues, such as dispute resolution and after care services, and on day to day operational issues affecting the sector. We advise owners, contractors and subcontractors in connection to the full range of construction works and assist the same in bidding for private and public tenders in Macau.

Intellectual Property
Mainly focused on patent and trademark, FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries seek to manage and mitigate the risk to maximize the return from intellectual property assets for the benefit of our clients. We provide assistance in all procedures for the registration and protection of trademark, patent, software, copyright, domain name, industrial design and elaborate on strategies in order to safeguard and defend intellectual properties rights. We also advise and support clients seeking to protect their rights against all acts of infringement and unfair competition, including pursuit of transgressors in the courts when appropriate.

international clients of various industries, FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries also assumes the planning of complex and innovative tax structures to accommodate the projects of the clients, always presenting pragmatic and legally integrated solutions.

FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries provides our clients with full assistance in handling their labour issues. The firm has expertise in all issues related to the labour law such as the preparation and drafting of employment contracts, termination of employment, dismissals and employment litigation.

Our firm provides insolvency legal services ranging from the negotiation of debts, drafting, filing and following up on the enforcement actions, collection actions, in general, to the judicial bankruptcy proceedings.

FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries represents telecommunications operators in Macau. Our services include licensing contracts, roaming agreements, data protection, among others, which are areas where the firm offers advice and in which has vast solid experience.

The firm advises in administrative contracts and undertakes litigation in administrative courts and assists clients in public procurement procedures at all stages.

Family and Inheritance
The services rendered on the family and inheritance law field cover legal counseling, guidance and resolution of matters and judicial procedures relatively to the dissolution of marriage, child custody, alimony, arrangement between heirs and apportionment of assets in bequests.

FCLaw Lawyers & Private Notaries represents aircraft financiers and investors, aircraft lessors and catering companies. Our range of legal services include aircraft legal environment, aircraft and engine sale agreements, aircraft and engine leases, aircraft and engine finance and aircraft registration and taxation.

Arbitration and Expert Witness
We have been acting as lawyers in Domestic and International Commercial Arbitrations. With a team of 3 multi jurisdiction lawyers (Macau, Portugal and Brazil) with expertise in Laos, Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea laws, we provide expert witness services in all kind of litigations.

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