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Jorge Godinho

researcher of gaming law and a visiting professor of gaming law at the University of Macau

he was the coordinator the Master and postgraduate program in International Business Law from 2006 to 2013, and a legal consultant.

Jorge Godinho is a Portuguese national and permanent resident of the Macau SAR. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and a Master degree in Law at the University of Macau. He is a law graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (1989).

Jorge was a part-time lecturer at the University of Macau from 1993 to 2000. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he has practiced law in Portugal and Macau, and has worked in the Government in Macau, in the Legal Affairs Dept and in the Monetary Authority. Jorge joined the Faculty of Law as full-time assistant professor in 2004 and was an associate professor from 2009 to 2013. His current academic interest is gaming law.

Jorge Godinho has a number of books and academic publications in Portuguese, English and French; some of his works are translated into Chinese.

Jorge published in 2016 the first volume of a three-part comprehensive treaty on gaming law (Direito do Jogo, vol. I, Rui Cunha Foundation, Macau, 2016), and in 2007 the first major treatment of Macau law in English (Macau business law and legal system, LexisNexis, Hong Kong, 2007). He is a member of the board of editors of the Gaming Law Review and Economics and of the International Masters of Gaming Law. He translated the Macau Commercial Code into English. His publications have appeared in publishing houses and journals based in Macau, Portugal, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. Jorge has spoken in conferences in Macau, Lisbon, Florence, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Maputo, Taipei, Barcelona, Nouméa, Brussels, Lima and Coimbra. He speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian.

He can be reached at or or by calling +853-66162612 (Macau) or +351-967744620 (Portugal). Many of his papers can be downloaded free of charge from Social Science Research Network ( ).

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