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Amir Bocayuva Cunha

Amir Bocayuva Cunha

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão (Rio de Janeiro)

Amir is a member of BMA’s Corporate and M&A practice area since 1997. He served as practice coordinator for BMA’s corporate law area from February 2011 to June 2014. In April 2016, he became the firm's managing partner, inaugurating BMA's new management model, in which the managing partner accumulates the management role and the practice of law, for a two-year term.

He has accumulated vast experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other business associations, structuring foreign investments in Brazil, contract negotiations and corporate disputes. His clients include entrepreneurs, mid-size companies, private equity funds and listed companies active in various sectors of the economy, such as consumer goods, services, petrochemicals, real estate/shopping centers, sports and entertainment.

He has been at the head of significant deals in the Brazilian market, including the restructuring and privatisation of the telecommunications sector, which is considered the largest privatisation in Latin America. More recently, he has worked as a member of the team that provided legal support to the Local Organising Committee for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the organisation and holding of the FIFA World Cup and related events in Brazil.

Prior to joining BMA, Amir worked for two years in an investment bank. In 2001–2002, he served as the legal vice-president of Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, one of Brazil's most famous football clubs.

Amir is frequently recognised by international publications in the M&A/Corporate area such as Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, Latin Lawyer and Who's Who Legal.

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