Brazil: Sports & Entertainment 2017

Twelve leading practitioners are recognised for their excellent work handling sports and entertainment-related contentious and non-contentious matters.

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

BICHARA E MOTTA ADVOGADOS leads our research this year with two listings.
Marcos Motta is “one of the leading names in sports law” in Brazil. He specialises in football and soccer-related matters including transactions and international transfer-related litigation.
Pedro Fida focuses his first-rate practice on transactional and contentious matters. He wins praise for his outstanding work handling a range of sector-related matters from anti-doping to IP issues.

At BITELLI ADVOGADOS, name partner Marcos Alberto Sant'Anna Bitelli is recommended as a leader in entertainment law and is noted as “an eminent figure in entertainment matters relating to cinema”.

CESNIK, QUINTINO & SALINAS sees Fábio Cesnik recognised as a prominent authority on entertainment law. He is lauded for his “strong expertise” and many years of experience in the field.

Daniel Cravo Souza of CRAVO PASTL AND BALBUENA ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS specialises in football matters and is highly esteemed for his excellent record and strong presence in the market.

Luiz Fernando Pimenta Ribeiro at MATTOS DE PAIVA NOGUEIRA & RIBEIRO ADVOGADOS is one of the pre-eminent sports lawyers in Brazil and has significant expertise in sports-related disputes.

MURTA GOYANES ADVOGADOS sees founding partner Marcelo Goyanes stand out in the domestic market as a distinguished figure in entertainment IP matters, and area in which he boasts years of experience.

Breno Costa Ramos Tannuri at boutique sports law firm TANNURI RIBEIRO ADVOGADOS represents football clubs, agents, associations and players and is recognised as one of the foremost sports law experts in Brazil.

Guido Vinci at TAUIL & CHEQUER ADVOGADOS is highly sought after for his tax planning expertise in relation to the media and entertainment industry. He receives high praise for his impressive depth of legal knowledge.

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