Zhao Lu (Partner)
Alvaro Rodrigues (Partner)
Observance and Compliance
Business regulation is becoming increasingly standardized by international conventions, but updated knowledge of current and relevant local legislations and regulations is still of paramount importance for businesses. The complexities and challenges of public law issues are usually magnified in jurisdictions with intrinsically unique characteristics.
Macau shares a similar legal framework with Hong Kong. Both jurisdictions have a Basic Law and embody the principle of "one country, two systems" of the PRC. However, the legal system of Macau has its own roots in Portuguese law and belongs to the civil law tradition of continental Europe, as opposed to the common law system of Hong Kong. The territory is therefore a hybrid jurisdiction of 500 years of Portuguese administration and Chinese culture and practices.
We provide legal advice and assistance on a broad range of administrative and public law matters, including:
General administrative and public law advice;
Advising and assisting with the application for government grants, concessions and licenses;
Providing legal compliance assistance and strategic advice, including import licensing, product registration, ingredient, labelling requirements, and multilevel marketing schemes;
Providing legal advice for highly-regulated sectors, such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and food and consumer products;
Advising in respect of data protection regulation;