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IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, USA

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Francisco Antunes Maciel Müssnich


Francisco Mussnich or Chico Mussnich as he is often referred to, is a senior and founding partner of BMA - Barbosa Müssnich Aragão Advogados (1995) and is active in both national and international M&A transactions and securities offerings. Chico provides strategic advice in hostile takeovers and corporate disputes both domestic and foreign and has represented clients, all leaders in their sectors, in historic transactions in Brazil in recent decades. He holds a JD from the Pontificia Universidade Católica - PUC/Rio, 1976 a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, 1979 (duly recognized in Brazil) and from Fundação Getulio Vargas - FGV/Rio, 2015. Chico is a PHD candidate at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt with the subject Dual Class Shares. He has acted as legal counsel to the Local Organizing Committee for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil since its bidding process in 2007. Chico is a Professor of Corporate and M&A Law at PUC/RJ since 1981 and FGV/Rio since 2015. He also teaches International Mergers and Acquisitions at the Vanderbilt Law School since 2010 as a Visiting Professor. Chico also acted as an Arbitrator for the ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio 2016 and at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad - Tokyo 2021. He is the author of Letters to a Young Lawyer in its second edition and Insider Trading in the Brazilian Legal System. In 2020 Chico participated in the Brazilian Stock Exchange [B3] working group that prepared the first draft of the Bill that created super voting shares in Brazil. Law 14.195 was enacted in 2021.