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Carlos D. Simoes

Carlos D. Simoes

Managing Partner


  • China Investment Desk
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Gaming & Hospitality
  • Intellectual Property

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

DealMaker Group
Marketing and Social Media Group
WSG in Asia Group
WSG Main Group
In 2007, Carlos was co-founder of DSL Lawyers and leads the property practice.
Carlos acts mostly for a number of developers and international funds with projects in Macau. His practice covers a vast number of issues, from the structuring of investments, the optimization of taxation, the creation of securities, the raising of finance and disposal strategy. Along the years Carlos has been retained by Hong Kong groups to advise on their Macau operations, having considerable exposure in the introduction of investors new to the Macau market.

Bar Admissions

Carlos is a member of the Portuguese Bar since 1991 and a member of the Macau Bar since 1993 where he took part in the Macau Bar Disciplinary Panel from 1996 to 1999


Carlos graduated in Law from the Catholic University in Lisbon, Portugal (1991) and was admitted to the Portuguese Bar in the same year. He also received training in International Trade Law from the Institute of European Studies (Macau), in International Financial Law from Euromoney Legal Training (UK, Oxford) and in IP from the University of Victoria (Canada) and University of Oxford (UK).
Areas of Practice

China Investment Desk | Construction & Infrastructure | Gaming & Hospitality | Intellectual Property | Property

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Trademark Association
    Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

Carlos qualified as a Private Notary in 1994.


Lecturer at the University of Macau

Professional Activities and Experience

Carlos moved to Macau in 1992 to practice at the office of Antonio Correia & Associates until 1995. In 1996 this office was merged into a new office named C&C Lawyers, which Carlos joined as a partner.

"Patent Law in Great China" - Chapter on Macau, Elgar Intellectual Property Law & Practice series

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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