Marcio Mello Silva Baptista

Areas of expertise: Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law and Foreign Investment, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Insurance and Reinsurance, German Desk, Japan Desk
Languages: Spanish
Location: New York
Telephone: (1 212) 698-1148

Head of TozziniFreire’s New York office, Marcio’s practice is primarily focused on cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity operations, transnational contracts, and joint ventures. Marcio is also the co-head of the firm´s Insurance and Reinsurance practice group and has extensive experience representing U.S., Asian, European, and Latin American clients. Marcio joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1998; before becoming a partner at TozziniFreire, he worked in New York for Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Morrison & Foerster and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

// Academic education

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

// Recognition

Marcio is consistently recognized as a leading M&A lawyer by international legal guides such as Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250 and IFLR1000 (Notable Practitioner).

// Additional Activities

Chairman of PRAC (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 New York City Bar Association.  Member of NYSBA (New York State Bar Association). Member of IBA (International Bar Association).

// Publications

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