About C&C Lawyers

Who we are

Led by some of the most renowned and successful lawyers in Macau, C&C Lawyers is one of the territory’s leading law firms and a key reference in the legal system, providing a wide array of legal services to individuals and corporate clients alike. Our firm stands out in all areas of litigation, corporate law, intellectual property and notary.

Our aptitude for innovation and quality of service, together with our multicultural nature and multidisciplinary abilities enable us and our associates to provide a wide array of legal services to our eastern and western clients. Our team of highly qualified professionals and staff members are our most important asset. Our lawyers have experience in different areas, including previously acquired professional skills in other industries, providing them with extensive knowledge and diverse experience that allows them to offer significant in-depth advice and perspective.

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Since the firm’s foundation in 1996, C&C has sought out to be at the forefront of Macau’s business scene and its growing importance as a member of the Pearl River Delta region. C&C’s history goes back to the early 1980’s when Rui Cunha and António Correia, two lawyers with a combined legal experience in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Timor started their law practice in Macau. Fifteen years later, out of their desire to start an innovative project, both lawyers joined forces and merged their law offices to form C&C.

This spirit of innovation that guided our founders has been inspiring us to find new ways to improve our services and to look for an effective and balanced growth strategy. The last few years saw us forming successful partnerships with leading law firms around the globe, which have expanded our client base and have further facilitated transactions between Macau and the rest of the world. These include Abreu Advogados, one of the biggest law firms in Portugal and with an extensive network of domestic and international contacts; Sunny-Law firm, a reputable law firm in Zhuhai which covers the whole Guangdong province; and All Bright Law Offices, one of the largest private partnership law firms in the PRC, based in Shanghai.

We currently have a multicultural working environment of over 30 lawyers, notaries and trainees, and a supporting staff team of over 40 members. Our office can handle projects in English, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, French and Italian, and we combine technical know-how with an understanding of the idiosyncrasies of Macau. Over the years, we have been involved in numerous deals in the region, and have helped shape Macau, which we have watched steadily growing from a small Portuguese enclave into a region of an exciting and vibrant business atmosphere full of investment opportunities. With an accumulated experience of more than 35 years in the legal industry of Macau, we look forward to the future and its challenges.

Timeline

  • 1996
  • 2000
  • 2004
  • 2007
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • Present

C&C Lawyers’ office opened doors in February, when Rui José da Cunha and António Correia, as founding partners, together with Nuno Sardinha da Mata and Carlos Duque Simões set up C&C Lawyers in Macau. Back then, Rui Cunha was already a prominent lawyer and judge with over two decades of experience in Macau, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Timor-Leste. Independent and ground-breaking, C&C has always strived to remain innovative in the ever-changing market of Macau.

Álvaro Rodrigues and Zhao Lu are made partners of the firm.

C&C’s Business Centre is inaugurated. C&C Lawyers becomes a full-service law firm.

Partnership with Guangdong Sunny Law P.S. in Zhuhai

Partnership with Allbright Law offices in Shanghai

After a few years away from Macau, Nuno Sardinha da Mata returns to C&C as partner. Nuno Sardinha da Mata’s professional relationship with Rui Cunha went back in time for well over a decade since 1990.

Partnership with Abreu Advogados law firm from Portugal. The network together with Abreu spreads over the globe, with coverage in Europe, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and Timor-Leste.

C&C Advogados and Abreu Advogados joint office in Timor-Leste opens its doors.

C&C Advogados and Abreu Advogados, together with local partner Arnaldo Silva & Associados, open a joint office in Cape Verde.

Firmly implemented in the territory for over two decades, C&C is renowned by the quality of its services, the pioneer and dynamic spirit of its team and the strictness and excellence that regulates its mission.

Today, C&C is one of the largest and most respected firms in Macau, and the first one to be organised by practice areas, allowing their lawyers to further cultivate their knowledge in their preferred subjects, enabling them to provide in-depth legal assistance to their clients.

Partnerships

Besides our practice in Macau, we follow a policy of international partnerships and collaborations with renowned law firms, offering a specialized service directed towards the needs of our Clients, while addressing both western and eastern cultures and consistently growing our global network. Apart from having partnerships with law firms from China, Hong Kong, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola and Brazil, most recently we opened an office in East Timor in a joint venture with Abreu Advogados and in Cape Verde with Abreu and a local partner.

Since 1996 we have been striving to set Macau’s legal industry standards by providing consistent high quality legal advice in true partnership with our clients.

– Rui José da Cunha

Our Vision

is to set Macau’s legal industry standards by providing consistent high quality legal advice in true partnership with our clients.

Our Mission

is to deliver effective and creative legal solutions that fully match our client’s expectations.

Our Values

Excellence

We require and reward excellence, teamwork and strong client relationships from our lawyers and staff.

Creativity

We maintain an environment that focuses on traditional values and a strong ethical code, although encouraging diversity, creativity and personal growth.

Flexibility

We preserve strategic and organizational flexibility to meet the challenges associated with the market changes.

Efficiency

We are strategically located and we use the most updated technology possible to enable us to manage our time wisely, therefore reducing the billable hours of our clients.

Social Responsibility

Additionally, C&C is committed to giving back to the community.

We believe that change starts within ourselves, and to celebrate and reward our team and their families, C&C Club was created. Annually, we organise several family-friendly commemorative events and our team spirit is strengthened with an annual trip abroad. Different workshops and sports activities are frequently organised year-round. The whole team also regularly participates in charitable and environmentally-friendly actions, including fund-raising sports tournaments.

What people say

C&C Lawyers is consistently analysed and scrutinised in numerous deals and by several different publications, standing out by showing the best practices and innovation in our work, both in the litigation and corporate sectors.

Full-service C&C

Apart from C&C Lawyers, our clients can also enjoy a whole range of different services, provided by our sister companies: C&C Consultants, C&C Corporate Services, C&C Multimedia and C&C Translation Centre. Whether your business requires advice on the direction to take, secretarial support, design or translation services, you can trust us with your every need. For the very specific Intellectual Property cases handled in the region, IPSOL is a well-established full-service agency in Macau.