Rui is a partner at the Macau law firm of MdME, where he heads the firm’s Gaming practice. He has been based in Macau for the past ten years, where he is recognized as one of the leading gaming lawyers. Rui regularly acts for industry investors, casino operators, equipment manufacturers and gaming promoters in key regional projects. He also advises in relation to listings of Macau gaming interests with overseas capital markets. Rui has been particularly active assisting sector players and governments in emerging gaming jurisdictions across the Asia-Pacific region. Rui has been distinguished as “Emerging Leader of the Year” in the Asia Gaming Awards 2017 and has been successively recognized as a leading gaming lawyer in the Asia-Pacific region by Chamber and Partners. Rui is the global chair of the Lex Mundi Gaming Solution, a network of law firms covering more than 25 gaming jurisdictions around the world.