Jorge Neto Valente

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Jorge Neto Valente is the founder of the office and his current practice has a strong focus on civil and corporate law, banking and insurance, real estate, arbitration and gaming law. He his also highly regarded by his peers and clients for his litigation skills.

Jorge has extensive experience in advising and assisting on complex court cases, major real estate projects, cross-border transactions, deep corporate reorganizations and high-end investments. He has deep legal knowledge and experience in what concerns gaming laws and operations in Macau and is frequently consulted in matters related thereto. Jorge has broad experience in representing high-profile institutional and individual clients, not only local but also from abroad, and is always available to discuss his views and provide them with his advice, based in his vast know-how, solid legal and academic background and extensive experience, in order to find the best tailored solution for each case presented to him.

Jorge is a lawyer since 1970 and a Private Notary since 1991. He keeps his legal and notarial practices very active by providing the most extensive legal advice and notarial services to his clientele. Throughout his career he has performed a wide range of other roles, such as member of the Macau Legislative Assembly, member of the Lawyers Disciplinary Committee of Macau, Consultant of the Macau Basic Law Preparatory Committee, member of the Electoral College for the Election of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Chief Executive of the Macau SAR and Managing Director of Venetian Macau Limited.

Jorge currently is the Managing Director of Galaxy Casino Company Limited, one of the major gaming operators in Macau.

He is a member of the Macau Lawyers Association, that he has been presiding from 1995 to 2000 and from 2002 till the present date. He is also a member of the Portuguese Bar Association, an associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats), having been the President of its 57th Congress, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Macau Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation and an Assembly Member of the University of Macau.

Jorge graduated from the Lisbon University Faculty of Law and has been granted the honours of Commander and Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry (Portugal), the Professional Merit (Macau) and the Chevalier des Palmes académiques (France).

He is native in Portuguese and fluent in both oral and written English and French. He has professional working proficiency in both oral and written Cantonese.