Tourism, Sports & Entertainment

The tourism industry is the driving force behind Macau and Portugal’s economy, the sector that most contributes to each jurisdiction’s gross domestic product.

Our tourism, sports, and entertainment practice has been at the forefront of the industry’s growth and is particularly well positioned to support clients in a new cycle of investment into hospitality, entertainment, and large-scale events.

We advise hotel owners and operators on a wide range of sector-specific issues, such as branding, licensing, development, and management contracts, as well as compliance with industry standards and regulations. In addition, our team has considerable experience advising within the entire value chain of an integrated resort, such as licensing and regulation of food and beverage outlets, shopping mall management and service contracts, and in all legal aspects of meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions.

On the entertainment side, we advise promotors, agents, venues, and talent on their legal needs, ranging from promotion and venue contracts to talent mobility and insurance, from sponsorship and merchandising deals to tax planning and intellectual property protection.