Gonçalo Neves Lestro

Gonçalo Neves Lestro

Coordinator Associate


Email: gnl@cratimor.com

Languages spoken:
Basic Chinese (Mandarin)
Also speaks French and Polish

Academic Background

  • MBA – Master in Business Administration (Finance specialization) – USJ – University of Saint Joseph, Macau, in 2022
  • MLM – Master in Law and Management in Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Nova Forum – Nova School of Business & Economics) (2012)
  • Postgraduate in Commercial Law in the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in 2011
  • Graduated in Law by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in 2008
  • University of Warsaw (2007)
  • Course on International Arbitration with the Hong Kong Ciarb – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Work Experience

  • Internship in the Law Firm “Teixeira de Freitas, Rodrigues e Associados”, between 2009 and 2010, having worked with predominance in the areas of Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Legal Advisor at Timor Telecom, S.A. in representation of CRA Timor, between 2010 and 2011
  • Lawyer for CRA Timor based in Macau and integrated in the Coelho Ribeiro & Associados Law Firm team (2011 – 2012)
  • Exchange Program with CRA`s Partners at Boss & Young Law Firm, in Shanghai China (2012)
  • Head of CRA and CRA Timor branch in Macau (since 2013)
  • Executive Committee (Ex Com) Member of Young PLG Law Group

Enrolled with the Portuguese Bar Association and the Macau Lawyers Association. Enrolled with the Judicial Formation Center and admitted to practice law in Timor Leste