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Bichara & Motta Advogados
Av. Rio Branco, 177
Cep: 20040-007
Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Tel: +55 21 3974-3011
Fax: (+5521) 2262-7332


Marcos Motta, founding partner at Bichara e Motta Advogados, has obtained a postgraduate diploma in Contemporary Business Law, Master Degree (LL.M) in International Economic Law in the University of Warwick (England), Master Honoris Causa in International Sports Law by the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia-ISDE (Spain) and a Negotiation and Leadership Certificate from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Motta he has been working in the football market since 1997, when he started as Director and International Representative for Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (1997-2000). Since then, he has served as legal counsel in over 300 cases before FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) involving different matters, such as contractual, disciplinary, regulatory and doping disputes. Mr. Motta has rendered legal advice in some of the highest and notable transactions of Brazilian football in addition to being a part of the Government Working Group for the revision of the so-called “Pelé Law” in 2009.

Mr. Motta is a visiting lecturer of the Masters (LL.M) in International Sports Law at ISDE (Madrid) and of Masters (LL.M) in International and Comparative Sports Law at St. John′s University (New York) and of Sports Law at the Escola Brasileira de Futebol (EBF) of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). He is a REX Sport Member and a Member of the Board of the European Football Agents Association (EFAA) and of the Association Internationale des Avocats du Football-AIAF.

He was appointed by the renowned British release “Who`s Who Legal” (2014 Edition) as one of the world`s leading lawyers in the sports and entertainment law areas.

Sports Law Practice:

Bichara e Motta Advogados is comprised of extremely skilled attorneys with extensive experience in the sports area. The team is familiarized with the most frequent market transactions to ensure its clients always receive high quality and personalized services.

Relying on the flexibility of a boutique law firm, Bichara e Motta Advogados is prepared to attend to the demands of athletes, agents, clubs, federations, sports bodies and companies involved in the sports business worldwide.

The firm has a preventive consultancy task force, which provides innovative advice, corporate and labour planning, and a notorious role in litigation and dispute resolution in contractual, commercial, disciplinary, governance and doping issues for its clients.

Bichara & Motta Advogados:

Bichara e Motta Advogados was the first firm in Latin America to create a team dedicated exclusively to Sports and Entertainment Law and is still known as a highly specialized firm focused on its clients’ satisfaction.

Acting in these innovative areas of law, also with an emphasis in the audiovisual, fashion, luxury, music, and arts markets, the firm has extensive experience in various legal areas that interact with these practices such as corporate, business, labour, contracts and civil law including commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Irrespective of its complexity, Bichara e Motta Advogados is equipped with a team of specialists prepared to apply its multidisciplinary practice and up-to-date expertise in these areas to fully satisfy its clients’ needs with flexibility and the necessary approach to provide tailor-made and innovative services.

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