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Murta Goyanes Advogados

Media & Entertainment

1 ranked lawyersBand 2BrazilBrazil 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Murta Goyanes Advogados is renowned Rio de Janeiro-based practice with a long track record of assisting players in the audiovisual, film production and music sectors with a range of media and entertainment law mandates. It garners praise for its expertise assisting companies with the drafting and negotiation of agreements relating to audiovisual projects and issuing legal opinions on legislation and regulations governing cultural and artistic promotional campaigns. Additional capabilities include representing clients in image rights and copyright infringement lawsuits. ByteDance and O2 Cinema are new client wins for the team.

Strengths

A client says: "They are a very good firm with a highly skilled team of lawyers."

Another interviewee states: "Their commercial awareness in the field of media and entertainment law is exceptional," adding: "They have a lot of experience negotiating contracts and are highly respected for their know-how."

Work highlights

Successfully defended Netflix against several lawsuits filed by different plaintiffs trying to suspend the exhibition of the Christmas special produced by Porta dos Fundos.

Notable practitioners

"Excellent" co-head of department Marcelo Goyanes moves up the rankings this year owing to the positive feedback received from clients and peers alike. An impressed source attests: "He is one of the best media and entertainment lawyers in Brazil."Goyanes assists companies with an array of mandates ranging from the drafting and negotiation of agreements to representations in sector-related litigation. Another interviewee adds: "He is specialised in matters relating to copyright and has an in-depth knowledge of ANCINE regulations."

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Marcelo Goyanes
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