Jose Alvares is a partner with CA Lawyers, which he established with Berkeley educated engineer turned lawyer Barry Cheong. He maintains a general practice though with a corporate focus, namely in the banking and gaming sectors, even though continues to act in numerous civil litigation cases. Jose is an active member in the community (both Macau and Hong Kong), including the Lawyers’ Association (namely as a member of Ethics Board), local chambers of commerce, Oxfam and others. He participates in several thought provoking conferences and is a newspaper columnist. He has recently won a gold medal for new talent by the Macau Business Awards.