Pedro Cortés began his career as a lawyer in 2003 in the office where he is now managing partner.
He has experience in gaming, corporate and M&A, capital markets, and banking and finance. He is admitted to practice law in Macau, Portugal, Brazil (São Paulo), China (as a cross-border Macau Lawyer) and in East Timor. He is a member of the IAGA (International Association of Gaming Advisors), HKIoD (Hong Kong Institute of Directors), IBA (International Bar Association), CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) and HKIA (Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators). Pedro is guest lecturer in gaming law and Macau law in the law degree undergraduate programme and coordinator of the Advanced Course in Sports Betting at the Católica | Lisbon School of Law, and also guest lecturer in Sports Betting at the Sports Law Post Graduation Course, Autonoma Academy, Lisbon.
He holds an LLM in gaming law and regulation from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2020–21). As part of the programme, he was enrolled in a legal externship with the Nevada Gaming Control Board. He also holds a law degree from the Portuguese Catholic University – Lisbon School of Law (2000) and postgraduate in international management from Porto University – School of Economy (2001) and has attended numerous academic programmes in gaming matters.