Francisco Leitão


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Francisco Leitão

Francisco is a partner and the head of the Dispute Resolution practice. He has more than 20 years of experience advising clients in a broad range of high-stakes disputes and is widely recognized as a leading litigator.

He represents local and international companies and individuals in high-profile corporate and commercial disputes, as well as in property and construction litigation, commercial disputes and bankruptcy proceedings.

Francisco frequently acts as local counsel to multi-jurisdictional teams handling complex cross-border litigation. His experience includes international arbitrations, disputes based in offshore jurisdictions, discovery proceedings and confirmation of foreign judgments.

He currently serves as a member of MdME’s Board of Directors.


    Portuguese Bar Association
    Macau Lawyers Association


    Law Degree, University of Lisbon School of Law

Rankings & Awards

  • Chambers Global
    2024 | Band 2 - General Business Law
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific Greater China
    2024 | Band 2 - General Business Law
  • Asialaw
    2023 | Distinguished Practitioner - Dispute resolution
  • Chambers and Partners Macau
    2023 | Band 3 - General Business Law