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invest ing & doing business in brazi l BITELLI ADVOGADOS


With its rapidly-expanding economy, the vast country of Brazil is undoubtedly drawing a lot of interest from potential investors. Finance Monthly speaks to Marcos Bitelli, partner of one Brazil’s leading law firms, Bitelli Advogados, about the current Brazilian business environment and the issues surrounding investment in the country. The firm has been ranked by several international entities as one of the best in Brazil and Top Ranked by Chambers Latin America 2010 and 2011, and Marcos can boast extensive experience in media, social communication and entertainment law.


more energy and strength to the high quality of services offered by the firm.


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What expertise do you offer local and foreign clients?


The office is ranked among the 500 best and largest law offices in Brazil, and as a full service law office, it is among the 55 best in the country. Established almost 25 years ago, the firm continues to offer a high quality of services. The company offers services in many different sectors such as oil and gas, automotive and real estate, as well as all branches of media from producing , theatre distributors, broadcasters, television, internet and telecommunications. We have been recognised many times by the market as being the best for structuring business within the media and technology convergence industry.


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Please introduce yourself, your areas of specialism and your firm profile?


Bitelli Advogados is one of Brazil´s leading law firms. The firm is focused on media and entertainment, civil and commercial law. Most of them have been with the company for more than 18 years, and the ongoing addition of new members has only added


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What recent transactions have you been involved in?


The firm has been taking part in several negotiation processes and contracts for the development of new business, following the growth of the Brazilian business environment over the last years. Certain developments from our point of view are more significant than the acquisition of companies, as they have been providing partnerships and joint ventures, new product development and the production, particularly in the convergence and new technology areas. The firm has recently developed contracts and agreements that allow, for example, theatres to show 3D matches during the football world cup tournament, as well as operas and exhibitions. We have also taken part in the structure of learning and distant education processes for the Brazilian Government, together with UNESCO.


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