MA – Chambers and Partners 2023

Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries has once again been recognized by Chambers and Partners - 2023
We are pleased to announce that our firm has once again been ranked as a leading reference in the Macau SAR by Chambers and Partners. We extend our congratulations to Manuela António and Hugo Ribeiro Couto whom have again been individually recognized by Chambers and Partners as leading lawyers. Bravo!

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MA – 36th Anniversary

Manuela António - Lawyers and Notaries turns 36 this year

Another year, another milestone here at Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries. On this day, 28 of November 2022, our firm completes 36 years of its establishment. As always, we take this occasion to thank the support of our excellent…

Portuguese Nationality

Revision of the Regulation of Portuguese Nationality

The Portuguese Government has recently enacted a revised Regulation of the Portuguese Nationality (“Regulation”), which further amended the original one (published in December 2006) in order to contemplate the changes operated by Law 2/2020 (amendments to the 1981 Portuguese Nationality…

Take away in Macau

Registration of take away activities in Macau

The takeaway market in the Macau Special Administrative Region (the “Macau SAR”) has been growing quickly in recent years, especially the third-party online food ordering platforms. For this reason, there was a need to regulate this specific activity within the…

Portuguese Nationality

Portuguese Nationality: Overview of Benefits and Procedures

More and more, either for tourism, for investment purposes or just to live (for instance, by retires), Portugal has become a considerably relevant destination chosen by foreigners from all over the world. Being the westernmost country in Europe, this nation,…

Bond Market in Macau

Overview of the Bond Market in Macau

The diversification of Macau’s economic activity has been one of the main goals announced by successive Macau SAR governments on various occasions or in various documents over the years. Moreover, for more than a decade, one of the main sectors…

Golden Visa

Portuguese Golden Visa through Macau Gate

As it is already known worldwide, Portugal´s golden visa program is one of the most popular residence by investment programs in Europe and in the World. The program will complete one decade this year of 2022, with an average of…

Consumer Protection

The Consumer Rights and Interests Protection Law - Law no. 9/2021

After several decades without a significant advance on consumer rights’ legislation in the Macau Special Administrative Region (the Macau SAR), the Legislative Assembly has approved, on 24 June 2021, an entirely new “Consumer Rights and Interests Protection Law”. The new…

Portuguese Nationality Q&A

Acquisition of Portuguese Nationality: Questions and Answers

Q and A on acquisition of Portuguese Nationality 1. I was born in Macau in 1980. Do I qualify to be a Portuguese national? Yes. Anyone born in Macau before 21 November 1981 (date the present Portuguese Nationality Act became…

Portuguese Nationality

Legal Alert: Portuguese Nationality - Amendement to the Portuguese Nationality Law

Good news, with the entry into force of the new amendment to the nationality law, for those who wish to obtain the portuguese nationality. The ninth amendment to the Portuguese Nationality Law (Law no. 37/81, of 3 October) just came…