Rui Cavendish started his career in leading Brazilian and international law firms before taking on the role of General Counsel at the subsidiary of a major Japanese multinational. Subsequently, Rui decided to launch his own ventures, acting as independent M&A and business development consultant to companies and football teams. He also started a successful real estate business which was sold upon his move to China in 2015. Rui has a JD from PUC/SP (Catholic University of São Paulo ) and an MBA from Hult International Business School in Shanghai, China. In addition, Rui has studied at King’s College London in order to familiarize himself with the English legal system. Fluent in Portuguese, English, French, German and Spanish, he has a working knowledge of Italian, Dutch, Swedish and Chinese.