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Marcio Mello Silva Baptista

Marcio Mello Silva Baptista

Tozzini Freire Teixeira e Silva Advogados

New York, NY, USA

Marcio M Baptista


The head of TozziniFreire's New York office, Marcio is a specialist in mergers and acquisitions, insurance and reinsurance, transnational contracts and joint ventures, assisting American, Asian, European and Latin American clients. Before becoming a partner in TozziniFreire, he worked in New York for Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Morrison & Foerster LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Marcio is also the coordinator of the German Practice Group, the TozziniFreire area created specifically to assist companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH region) with their businesses in Brazil.


  • LL.M. in Comparative Jurisprudence from the New York University, 1997.
  • Specialized in Comparative Law at the University of Wisconsin in 1989.
  • Masters' in International Law from the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1989.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), 1986.


  • Coordinator of the Brazilian Institute of Business Law (Ibrademp) at New York.
  • Board member of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council
  • Board member of the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, in New York.
  • Member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, in which he serves as a member of the Committee on Inter-American Affairs since 2001.
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
  • Member of the American Foreign Law Association (AFLA).
  • Member of the New York State Unified Court System.
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA).


  • Brazil chapter from the publication From Bid to Closing, Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook (London: Global Counsel, 2001).
  • The Electric Power Industry in Brazil chapter from the publication International Power Finance Review (Ontario: International Press Publications, 1998).



  • Marcio is consistently recognized as a leading M&A lawyer in international legal guides such as Chambers Global, Legal 500 and the Latin Lawyer 250.

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