Emanuel Soares


Emanuel joined MdME in 2016. He is a member of the firm’s corporate & finance practice team, where his main focus lies in the areas of corporate/M&A, regulatory compliance and private equity and venture capital. 

Emanuel is active in advising on and coordinating both local and cross-border M&A projects and local advisory work in relation to Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listings. Emanuel provides day-to-day corporate law and regulatory compliance advisory to corporate clients in a wide range of regulated sectors (gaming, insurance, banking and hospitality sectors among others), which also frequently involves handling licensing and approval procedures with relevant regulatory agencies and government departments. Emanuel has further experience in assisting Macau-based private equity funds in their structuring, operations and investments.

Emanuel is the coordinator of MdME Venture, our venture capital and innovation practice, where he works alongside both local entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as investors and institutional interests, in fundraising, due diligence, business model vetting, regulatory compliance and all other aspects of the startup and venture capital sector. In this context, Emanuel also works with government and private entities - including startup incubators and other support institutions - in providing ongoing pro bono support to local innovators and startup projects.


Bachelors in law degree (Faculty of Law, University of Macau).

LLM. Law in a European and Global Context (Católica Global School of Law).


Fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English and Portuguese.

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