Areas of Practice
Mr. José Lupi specializes in energy, mining and cross-border M&A projects. He has over 10 years of experience advising on M&A, banking and finance, real estate, resources and infrastructure projects in Brazil, Macau SAR and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr. Lupi has represented state-owned enterprises, listed companies, privately-owned companies and private equity firms in their cross-border investments, M&As and joint venture transactions, covering a broad range of sectors including energy, resources, infrastructure, agribusiness, real estate, banking and finance and manufacturing. His practice focuses on representing PRC clients in structuring, negotiating and implementing outbound investments in the Belt and Road countries in Africa, Latin America and Portuguese speaking economies.
Mr. Lupi is good at handing cross-border transactions and is capable of assisting clients in negotiations over complex legal and business issues. He also serves as lead counsel to help clients close many large cross-border and -industry M&A transactions. His representative outbound transactions include:
Mr. Lupi has also advised many SOEs, multinational companies and private equity firms on acquisitions, foreign direct investments and joint venture transactions in Macau SAR, including local incorporation and licensing proceedings and negotiating, structuring and implementing local equity investments in the financial services sector, hospitality, gaming, retail, logistics, manufacturing, automobile, machinery, health care, construction and infrastructure. Mr. Lupi's meticulous and comprehensive coordination skills as the lead counsel have been full demonstrated in such complex cross-border transactions as:
assisting a SOE in bidding for a Macau bank;
assisting a leading Chinese bank in setting up a financial leasing company and handling relevant administrative licensing formalities;
assisting an international pharmaceutical corporation in its equity investment in a leading medical service provider;
Mr. José Lupi joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2015 and before that, he practiced with two large law firms in Macau SAR and a leading law firm in Brazil. He was also a legal counsel with an international corporate services provider in Portugal, and a large mining and infrastructure group in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr. Lupi holds a JD degree from the University of Lisbon in Portugal, and a Master’s degree in International Business from Chongqing University under a full scholarship from the PRC Central Government. He also attended an Erasmus program at the University of Genoa in Italy. He is now a PhD candidate in the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.
Mr. Lupi is qualified to practice in Brazil, Macau SAR, and Portugal.
Mr. Lupi is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.