Rui Pinto Proença


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Rui Pinto Proença

Rui is a partner and heads the Corporate | M&A practice.

He specializes in corporate law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. In his practice, Rui advises corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms on a wide range of cross-border and domestic transactions. Rui has a significant track record across different industries, particularly in highly regulated sectors. Besides mergers and acquisitions, Rui advises clients on capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings of Macau interests with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Rui’s practice also focuses on the gaming sector, where he advises casino operators, sports betting companies, technology providers and gaming investors in a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters. He has assisted governments in emerging markets in developing their gaming policies and regulatory frameworks, being the firm’s key contact for the gaming sector.

He currently serves as the firm’s Managing Partner.


    Portuguese Bar Association

    Macau Lawyers Association

    Angola Bar Association

    The Law Society of Hong Kong (Foreign Lawyer - Macau)


    Law Degree, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra


    Board of Trustees of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA)

Rankings & Awards

  • IFLR 1000
    2023 | Highly Regarded - M&A, Insurance, Gaming
    2022 | Highly Regarded - M&A, Insurance, Gaming
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific Greater China
    2024 | Band 1 - Gaming & Gambling
    2024 | Eminent Practitioners - General Business Law
    2023 | Band 1 - Gaming & Gambling
    2022 | Band 1 - Gaming & Gambling - Asia-Pacific Region
  • Chambers Global
    2023 | Band 3 - Gaming & Gambling
    2022 | Band 3 - Gaming & Gambling - Global Market Leaders
  • Asialaw
    2023 | Distinguished Practitioner - Corporate and M&A
  • The Legal 500
    2023 | Leading Individual
    2022 | Leading Individual
  • Chambers and Partners Macau
    2023 | Band 2 - General Business Law