Bichara e Motta

Marcos Motta is a Founder of ABRADIE and Founding partner of Bichara and Motta Advogados. Marcos obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Business Law, a Master’s (LL.M) in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick (England), a master’s degree Honoris Causa in International Sports Law from the Superior Institute de Derecho y Economia-ISDE (Spain) and holds a Certificate of Negotiation and Leadership from Harvard Law School.

Marcos Motta has been active in the sports market since 1997 when he started as Director and  International Representative for C.R. Flamengo. Since then, he has acted as a legal adviser in hundreds of cases and arbitrations before national and international courts involving different issues, such as contractual, commercial, disciplinary, and regulatory disputes, representing players, agents, clubs and governing bodies.

Marcos Motta provided legal advice on some of the largest commercial deals in the global sports market. He participated in the Brazilian Government working group to review the “Pelé Law” in 2008 of the FIFA Working Group to regulate the ” TPO “. He was a member of the Legal Committee of the Brazilian Federal Senate in charge of preparing the draft of the General Law of the Brazilian Sport.

In the academic field, he is a professor of several masters and a visiting lecturer in the most renowned educational institutions in Brazil, Europe and the United States, including the FIFA Programme in Football Agency FIFA Diploma in Club Management ISDE and Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid, always in sports-related subjects and entertainment. He is a member of REX Sports and the Executive Committee of the Association Internationale des Avocats du Football-AIAF.

Marcos Motta has been nominated yearly since 2014 by the renowned “Chambers & Partners”; “Leaders League” “Who’s Who Legal” publications as one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment lawyers and has been named a “Thought Leader” by WWL