Office Tower 23, 2301-2302, Macau, Macau SAR
Tel: (+853) 2856 2322
Fax: (+853) 2858 0991
Current position: Senior partner
Practice area/industry focus: Banking and financial, capital markets, gaming, real estate, commercial and corporate, intellectual property, labour, arbitration
Career highlights: Having followed the firm’s traineeship programme, Pedro Cortés has been a lawyer at the firm since 2003 and a partner since 2006. He was formerly a legal consultant for a multinational pharmaceutical company in Macau, under the Contacto programme, promoted by the ICEP agency of the Portuguese government (2002).
He is a member of the Macau Lawyers’ Association, the Portuguese Bar Association, the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) and he is qualified to work as a lawyer in East Timor. Besides his position in Macau, he is also senior partner of ZLF Law Office, which is located in China’s Hengqin free trade zone in a joint-venture with offices from the Mainland and Hong Kong, and has strong links with Portuguese speaking countries.
He is a lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the Social Sciences – Global Economic Politics master’s programme. He is also a regular speaker, both on legal and non-legal matters; and contributes to several legal and non-legal publications, including China Outbound Investments, International Financial Law Review, and International Law Office. He is chairman of the assembly meeting of the Macau Business Readers Charity Association.
He attained his law degree at the Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon (2000); and completed a post-graduate course on international management, at the Economics Faculty of the University of Porto (2001). He speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
Asialaw Market-Leading Lawyer 2016 in Banking & Finance, Construction & Real Estate and Corporate/M&A