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Marcus Bitencourt

Marcus Bitencourt

Campos Mello

Centro, , BRA


Marcus Vinicius Bitencourt is a partner in Campos Mello Advogados' Corporate and Real Estate practices, based in Rio de Janeiro.

Marcus has an extensive practice in the areas of corporate law, securities and M&A, offering legal advice in all investment operations and directing Brazilian and foreign investors in mutual funds, investment companies and share portfolios.

His experience also encompasses assistance with planning and structuring of business transactions and corporate activities, including incorporation; corporate reorganizations and restructurings; and assembly of joint ventures, consortiums, associations, foundations, partnerships and other methods of organizing businesses, activities and enterprises.

Marcus also guides clients in the acquisition and disposition of corporate shareholdings or assets; executes due diligence procedures, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions (including management buyouts and takeovers); and assists in acquisition or transfer of ownership of equity interests and minority shareholdings and the structuring of public offerings.

Among his clients are Brazilian and international companies in many industry sectors, such as financial and banking services (investment management and funds), hospitality and leisure (hotels and resorts), infrastructure, real estate and transportation.

A recent edition of Chambers Latin America recognized Marcus as a leading individual in Real Estate, being described by clients as a lawyer that "shows great seniority " and that "gives clients attention and is also very attentive with documents".

He started his career working with criminal law at José Mauro Couto de Assis Advogados, between 1999 and 2001. In 2002, he joined Rezezinski, Bichara, Balbino and Motta Advogados, acting in tax, litigation, and sports and entertainment law.

In 2005, Marcus joined Campos Mello, Pontes, Vinci & Schiller Advogados - currently Campos Mello Advogados - as an associate, becoming a senior associate in 2008. On February 2012, he became a partner of the firm.

RECOGNITIONS

  • Leading Individual in Real Estate Chambers Latin America, 2010-2011


PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, "Private Equity Finds a Home - The Important Regulation Facing Venture Capital Investors in Brazil," International Financial Law Review, 2009
     
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Brazilian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital (ABVCAP)
  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Chapters
     

EDUCATION

  • Course of Investment Banking, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York University, 2009
  • Specialization in Corporate and Capital markets law, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), 2007
  • Post-Graduation in Business Law, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), 2005
  • B.A. in Law, Universidade Candido Mendes (UCAM), 2002
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