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Murta Goyanes Advogados

Media & Entertainment

1 ranked lawyersBand 2BrazilLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected Rio de Janeiro-based practice with a long track record of assisting players in the audiovisual, film production and television sectors with a range of media and entertainment law mandates. Particular expertise advising companies on contractual matters, including the drafting and negotiation of development, production and distribution agreements. Also retained to represent clients in civil lawsuits in state courts as well as administrative regulatory matters before the Brazilian Film Agency (ANCINE).

Strengths

One client says: "They are highly specialised in music rights and have an in-depth knowledge of the industry," adding: "They can help clients not only with legal matters but also by giving business advice."

Work highlights

Assisted Fox with the negotiation and drafting of several agreements in connection with more than 30 film projects in Brazil and advised on the impact of the acquisition of Fox by Disney.

Notable practitioners

"Excellent" Rio de Janeiro-based co-head of department Marcelo Goyanes is frequently sought out by well-known national and multinational companies in the film, events production and music publishing industries to assist with a variety of commercial agreements. He continues to lead on the firm's most important mandates and is particularly well versed in copyright and licensing issues. Clients value that "he meets deadlines and is always available."

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Marcelo Goyanes
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