What We Do

Litigation and dispute resolution

The key to limiting exposure and minimising the impact and costs of litigation is to plan strategically and to have thorough legal advice capable of assessing risks and liabilities and making swift decisions.

Under the Basic Law, the Macau S.A.R. has its own independent judicial system, which comprises the Court of First Instance, the Appeals Court and the Supreme Court. The Macau Courts’ decisions are not subject to reviews or ratifications by any foreign instances. Macau is a typical civil law jurisdiction with legislation being the main source of law, as opposed to case law under a common-law system.

Encompassing the largest team in our firm, our Litigation practice has been widely recognised and respected for its broad experience in all its variations. Having been involved in many prominent litigation cases in Macau, C&C Lawyers has been handling litigation and dispute resolution matters for all industry sectors, including services in banking, finance, commercial, tax, employment, construction, real estate, probate, insolvency, insurance, information technology and intellectual property litigation, in both civil and criminal suits.

Headed by Álvaro Rodrigues, our multidisciplinary litigation lawyers have the technical skills and the wide-ranging knowledge that equips them to assist in all kinds of judicial and arbitrational disputes, including pre-litigation strategic advice and legal risks and liabilities assessment. Besides arbitration and dispute resolution, C&C frequently handles complex issues, such as fraud, asset tracing or white collar suits, as well as judicial reviews of foreign sentences.

Services include:

Mediation and Arbitration
Bankruptcy and insolvency
Commercial litigation
White collar crime
Debt collection

Litigation and dispute resolution News and Media

June 13,2023 -

Amendment to the Macau Financial System Act

Decree-Law no. 32/93/M, of 5 July, as amended from time to time, establishes the Macau Financial System Act (the “FSI”) as the main piece of legislation to be considered by any (pr...

June 12,2023 -

Prohibition for Minors – At Last

  Law nº 19/2023, on the Prevention and Control of the Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages by Minors, was published on May 8th 2023 and will come into effect on November 4th...

May 08,2023 -

Residency in Macao under the new legal regime for attracting qualified professionals

In search of a solution to the lack of skilled labor, which is desperately needed to promote the diversification of the economy's development, Macao is preparing to innovate the In...

December 13,2022 -

The Macau Trust Law n.º 15/2022

by: António Isóo de Azeredo, Senior Associate Lawyer Back in February we shared that Macau was finally taking the last steps of a long legislative path for the approval and implem...

March 23,2022 -

Macau Consumer Rights Protection Law: Understanding Contracts for the supply of consumer goods

by: Kimi Chan, Jurist Law no. 9/2021, "Law for the protection of consumer rights and interests", currently in force, regulates contracts for the supply of consumer goods (Chapter ...

October 10,2020 -

We’re satisfied with the verdict – Jackson Chang’s lawyer

"Álvaro Rodrigues, the lawyer of former Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) President, Jackson Chang, stated today (Friday) that he was “satisfied” with the verdi...