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Brazil: Sports & Entertainment 2016

We list nine individuals their work in the sports and entertainment sphere.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Marcos Alberto Sant'Anna Bitelli Bitelli Advogados, São Paulo
Marcos Motta Bichara e Motta Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

Marcos Alberto Sant'Anna Bitelli, founder of Bitelli Advogados, is a high-ranking name in our research; he is described as “a consummate professional” in the field of entertainment law and “highly regarded in the market for his excellent reasoning”.

Marcos Motta of Bichara e Motta Advogados is a founding partner of the firm and has been working in the football market for over 15 years. He is an “innovative and dynamic lawyer” who has served as counsel before FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) involving contractual, disciplinary and regulatory matters.

Carlos Miguel Aidar of Aidar Advogados is a “leading figure” in the field of sports law. He is noted for his “unique approach”, stemming from his varied experience in sports law, including his role in the Comissão de Estudos Jurídicos Desportivos (CEJD) in the Ministry of Sport where he was the author of the Pelé Law draft.

At Cesnik Quintino & Salinas, Fábio Cesnik is described as “tireless and determined, and a real specialist” in media and entertainment law. He has written extensively on issues of sponsorship and taxation relating to the audio-visual industry in Latin America, the US and Canada.

Ivandro Sanchez of Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados gives “great advice” on corporate and contract law relating to sports and entertainment and “works towards tailored solutions for his clients”. His engagements have included assisting in the structuring of some of the main sport venues and infrastructure projects for both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Cravo Pastl and Balbuena Advogados Associados’ Daniel Cravo Souza is a “pre-eminent practitioner” in sports law who is highly regarded for his “measured, well-thought-out approach”.

Bittencourt & Barbosa Advogados & Associados’ Mário Henrique Guimarães Bittencourt is “a standout sports lawyer” with longstanding experience in the Brazilian Superior Court of Sports Justice. He is “meticulous and diligent in his work”.

Luiz Fernando Pimenta Ribeiro of Mattos de Paiva Nogueira & Ribeiro Advogados is a sports lawyer who is described as a “dean of the Brazilian bar”, and “very wise and experienced considering his youth”.

At Tannuri Ribeiro Advogados, Breno Costa Ramos Tannuri has been engaged in some of Brazilian football’s best-known transactions and has advised clients all over the world. He is “highly able” and “can offer great advice on a multitude of scenarios”.

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