Partner Profile

Francisco Müssnich

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

Brazil

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Biography

Francisco Müssnich, or Chico, as he likes to be called, is one of BMA’s founders. He has unparalleled experience in a wide range of corporate matters and in highly complex M&A and cross-border transactions.

He acts in both national and international arbitrations, and provides strategic advice in hostile takeovers and corporate disputes. He has represented clients, all leaders in their sectors, in historic transactions in Brazil over the past two decades.

He acts as arbitrator on the Court of Arbitration for Sport – CAS and was the lead attorney for the Local Organising Committee for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. In 2016, he was the only Brazilian among the 12 attorneys appointed as arbitrators to the CAS' ad hoc Division for XXXI Olympiad at Rio de Janeiro.

Chico was named one of the 15 most powerful lawyers in Brazil, and is frequently recognised as a leading lawyer in the industry’s top rankings and publications. He is frequently asked by lawyers and law firms to help them in highly complex corporate transactions and disputes.

He is the author of Letters to a Young Lawyer and Insider Trading in Brazil.

Languages: Portuguese, English, French, German.

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