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Marcio Mello Silva Baptista

Marcio Mello Silva Baptista

Practice Groups

Corporate Law and Foreign Investment, German Desk, Mergers and Acquisitions, Insurance and Reinsurance, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Japan Desk

Contact

Office: New York
Phone: (1 212) 698-1445

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Professional experience

The head of TozziniFreire’s New York office, Marcio’s practice focuses on cross-border acquisitions, private equity transactions, transnational contracts and joint ventures. Marcio has extensive experience representing clients in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America. 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 Desk, TozziniFreire’s area created specifically to assist companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH region) with their businesses in Brazil.

Recognition:

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.

Languages:

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish

Education:

  • LL.M. in Comparative Jurisprudence from the New York University, 1997.
  • Specialized degree in Comparative Law at the University of Wisconsin in 1989.
  • Master’s degree 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.

Additional activities:

  • 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.
  • Vice-Chair of the Latin America & Caribbean Committee of the American Bar Association
  • 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).

Publications:

  • 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).

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