Jose Borges Rodrigues is since January 2017 Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Sands China Ltd. (SCL) and Venetian Macau Limited (VML) one of the Macau gaming operators. He is also a lawyer both in Macau and Portugal, ACAMS certified and a private notary in Macau.
As Chief Compliance Office for SCL and VML, he is responsible for managing a team of over 22 professionals addressing a variety of legal and ethical risks, including anti-money laundering (AML), anti-bribery and corruption, fraud, conflicts of interest and gaming regulatory matters. He works regularly with the Company’s internal departments such as Finance, Marketing and Development, Human Resources, and Legal. He liaises with various regulatory and supervisory bodies over regulatory matters.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Rodrigues worked at SCL and VML Legal Department as a Co-General Counsel handling a variety of legal matters namely AML, anti-bribery, gaming law, litigation, contracting and intellectual property. Jose has joined the Venetian Macau Limited Legal Department since October 2008. He interrupted his tenure at VML between July 2010 to November 2011 to work as a lawyer and private notary in “Jorge Neto Valente Law Firm” in Macau focusing his attention in the areas of civil, criminal and commercial litigation and rejoined VML in December 2011.
Mr. Rodrigues graduated from Law in Lisbon in 1987 (Lisbon Catholic University). He worked as an in house lawyer in Lisbon from October 1987 to November 1990 in a Portuguese Group of Companies (IPG Group) focusing on civil, commercial, tax and real estate law. In December 1990 he joined the Macau Law Draft Division (Gabinete para a Modernização Legislativa) participating on the drafting of several local laws namely the Trademark Protection Act, the Commercial Registry Code and the Judiciary Organization Law and joined Macau law firm C&C (then Rui Cunha law firm) from 1992-1994. He established his firm in Lisbon from 1994 to 2008. Mr. Rodrigues has more than 31 years of extensive legal experience in Portugal and Macau focusing on the areas of civil and criminal litigation, bankruptcy, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, civil law, banking, commercial law and intellectual property matters.