Brazil: Sports and Entertainment 2018

Our research into the Brazilian sports and entertainment space sees 12 practitioners highlighted by sources for their impressive work in the field this year.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Daniel Cravo Souza Cravo Pastl and Balbuena Advogados Associados
2. Marcos Motta Bichara e Motta Advogados
3. Marcos Alberto Sant’Anna Bitelli Bitelli Advogados

Bichara e Motta Advogados performs well this year, achieving three nominations.
Marcos Motta possesses an impressive wealth of expertise in the field of sports law. He stands out as one of the foremost lawyers in the country, and particularly excels on matters relating to contractual disputes and doping allegations.
Bichara Abidão Neto boasts an excellent practice in which he advises a number of prominent clients on matters relating to athlete transfers, contractual disputes and doping allegations.
Stefano Malvestio is a well-known name in the Brazilian sports law space, receiving high praise for his work regarding sports arbitration and employment disputes.

At Cravo Pastl and Balbuena Advogados Associados, Daniel Cravo Souza is highly spoken of by respondents who praise him for his outstanding work in sports law. He is recognised for his strong expertise in the fields of football and tennis.

At Bitelli Advogados Marcos Alberto Sant’Anna Bitelli is a pre-eminent name in the Brazilian market and rated by colleagues as one of leading lawyers in the field for his expertise handling media and entertainment matters.

Simone Lahorgue Nunes at Levy & Salomão Advogados is a well-known name in the Brazilian market who enjoys an excellent reputation for her top-tier work in the field of broadcasting.

At Cesnik Quintino & Salinas Fábio Cesnik is an excellent lawyer who commands great respect from peers in the field. He excels on issues including media-related disputes in the entertainment industry.

At Carlezzo Advogados, founding partner Eduardo Carlezzo runs an impressive practice that sees him advise clients on international sports arbitration, with expertise assisting clubs, athletes and sponsors on a range of disputes.

Luiz Fernando Pimenta Ribeiro at Mattos de Paiva Nogueira & Ribeiro Advogados is an outstanding practitioner who is well known in the market for his strong understanding of labour law relating to the sports industry.

At Tannuri Ribeiro Advogados, Breno Costa Ramos Tannuri receives praise from sources for his impressive work in the field of sports law, frequently advising clients on a wide range of issues in the space.

At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados Ivandro Sanchez is an expert on contractual matters in the sports and entertainment industry and wins strong praise from respondents for his work in the field.

At Tauil & Chequer Advogados, Guido Vinci is a standout practitioner who provides clients with great insight into tax concerns relating to the media and entertainment industry.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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