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Carlos was co-founder of DSL Lawyers where he leads the property and the IP practice since its beginning in 2007. Carlos acts mostly for a number of developers and international funds with projects in Macau. His practice covers a vast number of issues, from the structuring of investments, the optimization of taxation, the creation of securities, the raising of finance and disposal strategy. Along the years Carlos has been retained by Hong Kong groups to advise on their Macau operations, having considerable exposure in the introduction of investors new to the Macau market. Carlos was also a lecturer at the University of Macau.
Recently, Carlos completed the Macau chapter of the publication “Patent Law in Greater China” part of the series Elgar Intellectual Property Law and Practice.
Carlos moved to Macau in 1992 to practice at the office of António Correia & Associates until 1995. In 1996 this office was merged into a new office named C&C Lawyers, which Carlos joined as a partner before starting his own practice.
Carlos graduated in Law from the Catholic University in Lisbon, Portugal (1991) and was admitted to the Portuguese Bar in the same year. He also received training in International Trade Law from the Institute of European Studies (Macau), in International Financial Law from Euromoney Legal Training (UK, Oxford) and in IP from the University of Victoria (Canada) and University of Oxford (UK).
Carlos is a member of the Portuguese Bar since 1991 and Macau Lawyers Association since 1993, where he took part in the Disciplinary Panel from 1996 to 1999. Carlos also qualified as a Private Notary in 1994.
Carlos joined Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) in 2003; International Trademark Association (INTA) in 2006 and World Services Group (WSG) in 2012.