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Chico Müssnich is a founding partner of BMA. He has unmatched experience in providing strategic advice in wide range of corporate matters and in highly complex M&A transactions.

Chico is active in both national and international arbitrations, and provides strategic advice in hostile takeovers and corporate disputes. He has represented clients, all leaders in their sectors, in historic transactions in Brazil in recent decades.

He acts as arbitrator on the Court of Arbitration for Sport – CAS and was the lead attorney for the Local Organizing Committee for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. In 2016, he was the only Brazilian among the 12 attorneys appointed as arbitrators to the CAS’s ad hoc Division for the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. He is also the only Brazilian appointed to serve as arbitrator at the XXXII Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo in 2021.

Chico is frequently consulted by lawyers and law firms for his recognized expertise in highly intricate corporate transactions and disputes. He is the author of Cartas a um jovem advogado (Letters to a Young Lawyer) and O Insider Trading in Brazilian Law (Insider Trading in Brazilian Law).