Managing Partners: Marcos A S Bitelli, Ieda Maria Monteiro
Senior Partners: Marcos A S Bitelli, Ieda Maria Monteiro, Patricia Berbel Fantini, Alex C Capura de Araujo
Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 20
Bitelli Advogados has been offering high quality legal services in the country for more than 32 years. It focuses in offering the best quality services to its clients needs both in business consultancy and litigation. It provides legal services on a wide variety of legal matters, although specialised in Media and Communication, Telecommunication, IT and entertainment laws. Recognised as a top ranked firm in the most recent years by several different international and local institutions and publications.
Founder partner Marcos A. S. Bitelli has years of experience and is highly respected in the market both local and international. He is specially recommended in the Media and Entertainment, IT and Telecom sectors among others. He has academic profile as Doctor and Professor. The firm is deeply committed to quality and respect therefore, it has strongly consolidated its status among the legal firms market. The firm practice began as corporate litigation in different areas: civil, commercial, oil and gas, although has developed to different areas as well. It is a leader in media and entertainment, IT and Telecom both in the country and abroad as well.
Areas of Practice:
Media & Entertainment: 35%
Civil Law: 15%
Intellectual Property, Competition & IT: 10%
Real Estate: 5% Education: 5%
Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions: 5%
Labour Law: 5%
Real Estate: 5%
Media & Entertainment: Marcos Bitelli
Main Areas of Practice:
Following the growth of the Brazilian business environment in recent years, Bitelli Advogados has been taking part in several negotiation processes and contracts for the development of new businesses. The firm assists the most important businesses in all fields of this specialisation, from theatres to producers, distributors, programmers, pay TV carriers, telecom companies, internet access and content providers, integrators and some talents. Among the clients that use additional expertise of the firm are real estate businesses, educational entities, oil and gas players, companies from the automotive industry (from tier one part providers to car dealers and their associations) and retailers.
The firm also provided continuous and comprehensive assistance for foreign international PayTV programmers and also TAP Brazil – Televison Association of Programmers, MPA-LA not limited to regulatory matters. The firm presented a collective claim to the National Agency of Audiovisual to declare null the taxation of VOD platforms in Brazil. In the production sector, the firm provided legal full assistance for the production of relevant motion pictures blockbusters, and also for important reality shows involving Discovery, Viacom, TV Record, HBO, Turner, ESPN, Disney/Fox and Box Brazil. The firm is also assisting entities in the Education sector.
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.
Leading Brazilian and international companies established in the country, from the oil sector, communication, paid TV, car industry, TV programmers associations, movie distributors, exhibitors, book editors, web companies, among others, have formed a solid client base to the firm in the last years.