ExCo Member

Dr Jorge Neto Valente

President, Macau Lawyers Association (MACAU SAR)

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.


Jorge Neto Valente

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, 4th and 5th 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 Medal (Macau) and the Chevalier des Palmes académiques (France).

Jorge was appointed to the LAWASIA ExCo in 2021.