In Macau for over 20 years, Carlos Lobo worked in his early professional life for the Macau Government and was deeply involved in the granting of the 3 Gaming Concessions and participated in the government team that negotiated and drafted the concession and sub-concession contracts (2001/02).
He was deeply involved in regulating all aspects of the gaming sector, including in anti-money laundering laws and regulations, Gaming Promoters’ (‘Junket’) regulations and the law on credit for gaming.
After leaving the Government, he worked for 5 years as an Associate General Counsel for Sands China, advising the company on legal matters related to regulatory compliance. Reporting directly to the General Counsel, he was responsible for numerous legal matters related to gaming operations (including on anti-money laundering, compliance, operations, credit and collections, etc.).
Having left Sands China in November 2015, he started working as an Independent Lawyer, focused mostly on gaming and corporate law. He continues to do advisory work on the Macau gaming industry, including analysis of legal and regulatory risks facing gaming operators, media screening, and political analysis.