Carlos Duque Simões


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Carlos Duque Simões

Carlos is a partner in our Real Estate and Intellectual Property practices. He has more than 30 years of experience advising clients in a broad range of investments in Macau, having been repeatedly recognized as a Band 1 Lawyer and a Market Leader in directories such as Chambers and Partners and IFLR1000.

In his real estate practice, Carlos acts for developers, investment funds and operators and has been involved in some of the most significant real estate transactions in Macau. His experience includes advising on development transactions, sales and purchases, property financing, commercial lettings, and the tax aspects of real estate investment. Carlos also has considerable expertise in the hospitality and retail sectors and regularly advises on hospitality, and shopping mall joint ventures and management contracts.

His intellectual property practice includes advising on contentious and non-contentious matters regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, and designs. Carlos also has considerable experience in handling complex litigation on the protection and enforcement of IP rights.

Carlos is a private notary in Macau.


    Portuguese Bar Association

    Macau Lawyers Association

    Macau Government – Private Notary


    Law Degree, Católica | Lisbon School of Law


    Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

    International Trademark Association (INTA)

Rankings & Awards

  • IFLR 1000
    2023 | Market Leader - Banking, Capital markets, M&A, Private equity, Project development, Project finance
  • Chambers Global
    2024 | Band 1 - General Business Law
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific Greater China
    2024 | Band 1 - General Business Law
  • Asialaw
    2023 | Elite Practitioner - Banking and finance, Corporate and M&A
  • WTR 1000
    2023 | Recommended Individuals
    2022 | Recommended Individuals
  • Chambers and Partners Macau
    2023 | Band 1 - General Business Law