Company: Asian Coast Development
Luís Mesquita de Melo is Chief Legal Officer at Asian Coast Development, an international development company specializing in integrated resort destinations. Prior to that he was SVP and Chief Legal Counsel for NagaCorp (HKEx 3918). Previously, Luís was Partner and Head of Gaming & Hospitality at law firm MdME. Melo is the former executive vice president, general counsel and company secretary for Sands China Ltd. Melo was a lawyer at J.A. Pinto Ribeiro & Associates, Lisbon legal advisor to the Minister of Economy of Portugal and Lisbon legal advisor to the president of the Macau Legislative Assembly.
As Vietnam takes steps to address gaming as a new industry, serving the development of tourism and a number of ancillary services, it is critical to highlight the need for a comprehensive legal framework. The country needs legislation that regulates specific areas and nuances of the gaming industry in order to make it work, attract investment, develop the economy and above all follow international standards.
Asia Gaming Brief asked its advisors David Green, John English, Luis Mesquita de Melo, Andrew Klebanow and Steve Gallaway, to look ahead and share with us what they believe are the underlying currents for the Asian Gaming industry in 2016. Views may differ but the one common denominator is the shifting of the sands - something will have to give…An end to the IR “arms race," by David Green The strong will survive, by Steve GallawayEnough about the Millennials, by Andrew KlebanowMacau will continue the race to reinvent, by John EnglishThe “golden” gap for emerging jurisdictions, by Luis Mesquita de Melo