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Legal Alert: DSE renamed as DSEDT

IP Legal Alert: DSE renamed as DSEDT The Economic Bureau (also known by its acronym DSE’), the entity that, in Macau,…

DSL Lawyers ranked in WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2021

DSL Lawyers ranked in WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2021 We are pleased to report that DSL Lawyers…

Congratulations on DSL Lawyers being ranked in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 Guide

Congratulations on DSL Lawyers being ranked in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 Guide Ranked as Band 1 law firm, the DSL…

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Data Protection in Macau Overview

Data Privacy Advisor – Data Protection in Macau Overview A Q&A guide to data protection in Macau. This Q&A guide…

Macau Employment Law Amendments

Macau Employment Law Amendments 26May2020 Labour Relations Law amended The Labour Relations Law n.º 7/2008 was amended by Law n.º 8/2020, effective…

Local economy needing solutions to regain tourism flows – Press statements of Carlos D. Simões

Local economy needing solutions to regain tourism flows – European Chamber of Commerce President By Nelson Moura   The President…

Macao Offshore Companies to end on 1 January 2021

Macau Offshore Companies end-restructuring 2021 01 01-summary info newsletter The offshore regime in Macao was introduced with Decree-Law nº 58/99/M...

Great Bay Area – Questions & Answers

Greater lengths President of the Macau European Chamber of Commerce and expert on the Greater Bay Area Carlos Simões talks…

DSL LAWYERS WINS ASIA IP OF 2019

We are honored to see our work recognized at the Asia IP Awards. The DSL team takes this opportunity to thank...

BBAM @Sheraton, Tian Shan Room – SEMINAR Tuesday 24 September 2019

BBAM @Sheraton, Tian Shan Room SEMINAR Tuesday 24 September 2019 Guest Speaker:  Rita Martins Partner at DSL Lawyers   Equality, Discrimination &…

Merry Christmas 2017

Christmas is the season when apprehension and fear melt away with love and hope. Let the magic of Christmas awaken...

International Private Equity handled by DSL Lawyers

Bridgepoint Capital acquires Sapec Agro Busines DSL Lawyers has assisted Sapec Agro Business in Macau in the disposal of its…

Donative to Good Shepherd Centre

As it became a tradition of DSL Lawyers every year, during Christmas time, a donation is made to a charity to help…

Season Greetings 2016

Christmas is the season for peace, joy and fellowship with family, friends and colleagues. May the festive spirit fill your…

Asia Law Profiles launched rankings for 2017

On 2nd November 2016, the 2017 Asia Law Profiles rankings compiled by the Legal Media Group (Euromoney) were released upon completion of…

Seminar with Carlos D Simoes on “The New Land Law: A Game Changer?”

DSL Lawyers in association with British Business Association of Macau (BBAM) presented, on September 27, 2016, a seminar on the…

Invitation to join DSL and Eversheds Seminar: Employment in Macau & Hong Kong

DSL Lawyers has the pleasure of inviting you to join the Employment Seminar in Hong Kong lead by Rita Martins and Jennifer Van Dale, partner of Eversheds.

Julia Brockman’s expertise on Telecommunications for Lawyer Monthly Magazine

Partner Julia Brockman shared her expertise on the telecommunications current legal and regulatory environment in Macau. Interviewed by Lawyer Monthly…

Latest News on Employment Related Matters – May 2016

The Macau Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) has been restructured and its competences enlarged, as per revised structure and attributions approved…

DSL Lawyers ranked in Band 1 on Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2016

The Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2016 guide is out and DSL Lawyers was once again acknowledged as a Band 1 law firm in Macau. In its review, Chambers…

2016 Macau Law Tax Exemptions

2016 Macau SAR Special Annual Budget Law Tax Exemptions: Corporate Tax, Professional Tax and Property Tax Besides other exemptions contemplated under the law…

Employment and Tax News – Macau 2016

Latest Legislative News on Employment Related Matters   Law 15/2015 became effective on 1st January 2016 – the official budget law…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and much success in the New Year. We hope you and your family, and…

BBAM Seminar presented by Julia Brockman, “Employers: Compliance and Work Permits for Non-Residents”

Doing business in Macao brings challenges in hiring and retaining human resources essential to the success of each and every…

DSL Lawyers & ICC Lunch Seminar: “Hiring in Macao: Challenges and Solutions”

On November 13th, DSL Lawyers’ Partner Rita Martins shared her Macau employment insights at a Lunch Seminar entitled “Hiring in Macao: Challenges…

DSL Lawyers attended APAA 2015 Council Meeting in Japan

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) was founded back in 1969 and became the leading forum, in Asia, for IP matters and…

CCILC 36th Anniversary

The Portuguese–Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILC) has been boosting the economic and commercial bilateral relations between Portugal and…

DSL Lawyers highly recommended in Asialaw Profiles 2016

“Speaking of IP in Macau, they are the first name to consider.” On an individual basis research, all DSL Lawyers’ Partners have been ranked…

DSL Lawyers ranked on IFLR1000 2016 edition

“DSL provides an efficient and trustworthy service in relation to Macau law” IFLR1000 (2016 edition) is out and DSL Lawyers has...

Magistrates and Public Defenders from East Timor visit DSL Lawyers

On October 26, DSL Lawyers had the honor of hosting a Delegation of ten Magistrates and Public Defenders from East…

DSL Lawyers’ association with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao

DSL Lawyers has joined the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao (ICC) network as sole legal member…

PLMJ congratulates DSL Lawyers for its 8th anniversary

DSL Lawyers, the PLMJ International Legal Network member in Macau, marks its 8th anniversary 2015-09-18   DSL Lawyers, a member…

DSL Lawyers celebrates its 8th Anniversary

Lawyers Carlos Duque Simões, David Silva Lopes, Julia Brockman and Rita Martins, respective associates and support team, celebrated the 8th anniversary of…

Portugal New Legal Framework for Online Gaming and Betting

The publication of Decree-Law 66/2015 of 29 April finally approved the New Legal Framework for Online Gaming and Betting (Novo…

Jornal I – “Macau, um paraíso para os investidores”

By Rita Martins and Diana Alfafar Em parceria com a PLMJ Macau, um paraíso para investidores Macau, a “Las Vegas…

Chambers and Partners – Macau Country Overview

Macau Overview Contributed by Mr. Carlos D. Simões (Partner), and Ms. Diana Alfafar (Associate), DSL Lawyers Introduction Macau is by far…

IFLR – The Secret to Foreign Direct Investment in Macau

By Rita Martins and Pedro Manero Lemos Rita Martins and Pedro Manero Lemos of DSL Lawyers look at how Macau…

Norton Rose Fullbright Guide ‐ Business Ethics and Anti­‐Corruption Asia Pacific Laws

By Carlos D. Simões and Pedro Manero Lemos The purpose of this Guide is to provide legal, governance, risk and…

Patent Law in Greater China: Introduction to the Patent System in Macau SAR

By Carlos D. Simões | Published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd DSL: The employment law in Macau Special Administrative Region…

China Law & Practice ­‐ New property laws offer investors security

By Carlos D. Simões and Pedro Manero Lemos Macau’s booming property market has prompted the government to issue a series…

China Law & Practice ­‐ Understanding Local Practices

By Julia Brockman and André Marques Accessing the lucrative market of Macau is on every foreign investor’s radar. Though challenges…

Asia IP Law ­‐ One Country, Three Systems: The Interplay of IP Practice in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau

Despite the fact the Macau lawyers work closely with Hong Kong law firms to set up IP portfolios for international…

Asian Legal Business -­ Macau: Beyond Junkets

By Julia Brockman When junket operator Suncity opened its first high roller baccarat table at Steve Wynn’s Macau casino in…

Obtaining a Residence Permit by Investing in Portugal

DSL Lawyers On 28 January 2013 the «Diário da República» (official gazette) published a set of measures – that came…

Deposit Guarantee Fund – Scheme Summary

The Bank Deposit Guarantee Scheme Law was approved by Law No. 9/2012, dated 9 July, with the purpose of guaranteeing…

PLMJ International Legal Network — International Insight (April 2012)

À semelhança de Macau, que tem acordo com a República Portuguesa (“Portugal”) desde 1999, Portugal e a Região Administrativa Especial…

Amendments to the Commercial Register Code (Law No. 6/2012)

Entering into force on the 22nd July 2012, Law No. 6/2012, published on the 23rd April 2012, includes a relevant…

DSL Lawyers and PLMJ Partnership Agreement Ceremony

DSL LAWYERS AND PLMJ PARTNERSHIP SIGNING CEREMONY  DSL Lawyers hosted the signing ceremony and cocktail reception to celebrate the establishment...

Double Tax Treaty between Macau and Mozambique

Double Tax Treaty between Macau and Mozambique Newsletter

Revised Macau Social Security System

The new Law 4/2010 that restructures the Macau Social Security System (“SSF”) will become effective on 1st January 2011. The…

Non-Resident Employees – Conditions for Employment

Administrative Regulation no. 13/2010 Non-Resident-Employees.Conditions-for-Employment

Non-Resident Employees – New Regulations

Law no. 21/2009 – Non-Resident Employees Law - we recall the obligation to pay the salary by deposit on the...

Pinsent Masons – Macau law – why so different?

By Julia Brockman Julia Brockman explains why Macau law is fundamentally different to that found in common law jurisdictions such…