Firm profile submitted by Bitelli Advogados
Managing Partners: Marcos A S Bitelli, Ieda Maria Monteiro
Senior Partner: Marcos A S Bitelli, Ieda Maria Monteiro, Patricia Berbel, Fantini, Alex C Capura de Araujo
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 21
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Bitelli Advogados has been offering high quality legal services in Brazil for more than 30 years. It focuses on 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. The firm is and has been recognised as a top ranked firm in the most recent years by several different international and local institutions and publications.
Founding 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. The firm is deeply committed to quality and respect; therefore it has strongly consolidated its status among the legal firms market. The firm’s practice began as corporate litigation in different areas: civil, commercial, oil and gas, but has developed to different areas as well. It is a leader in media and entertainment, IT and telecom sectors both in Brazil as well as abroad.
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, and companies from the automotive industry (from tier one part providers to car dealers and their associations).
In 2017 the firm played a large part in assisting the most important audiovisual productions for Paris Productions, Cygnus Media, Coiote, Popcom and Gulane including relevant co-productions with SBT and Record TV. The firm represented ABTA and some operators like CLARO (America Movil) and NET in administrative disputes related to the switch off of the analogical Free TV broadcasting, in different levels and jurisdictions.
Accessibility is also a subject that the firm is assists programmers, advertisers, producers and internet application providers to be compliant with new laws. The firm represents the National Federation of Theatres owners in the civil action from the Federal Prosecutor related to this subject.
Mr Bitelli represents user rights at the committee at the Federal Department of Culture, representing users of content in connection to public performance rights. The firm also provided continuous and comprehensive assistance for foreign international PayTV programmers and also TAP Brazil – Televison Association of Programmers, not limited to regulatory matters. The firm is deeply involved in several legal activities to revise the taxation and business structure of the new VOD business in Brazil, from standard operations to over-the top new media. Assistance to local national cable and satellite association in been provided in face of the challenges related to the switch off the terrestrial broadcasting, must carry and retransmission rights. In the production sector, the firm provided full legal assistance for the production of relevant motion pictures blockbusters; including co-productions with Televisa, Paris Film and SBT and for important reality shows involving Discovery, TV Record, Food networks.
The firm is also working for the education sector.
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.
- Rua São Tomé 86 - 13th Floor,
- Vila Olímpia Corporate Plaza,
- São Paulo - SP,
- Sao Paulo
- Tel +55 11 3897 3700
- Fax +55 11 3897 3737
- Website : www.bitelli.com.br
- Rua da Assembléia, n.º 10 - Conj. 1224,
- Ed. Cândido Mendes ,
- Rio de Janeiro - RJ,
- Rio de Janeiro
- Tel +55 11 2531 3131
- Fax +55 21 2531 2045