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21 3217 9788 Rua General Garzon nº22 Sala 606 Jardim Botânico 22470-010 Rio de Janeiro
About us

Lins de Vasconcelos Advogados Associados is a boutique law firm, focused on media, intellectual property, technology and cultural industries. Our goal is to provide highly specialized advice on all and any legal and regulatory matters of interest for creative enterprises and their technology partners, from conception to consumption.

Established in 2011, the firm has been advising media, entertainment and communication companies, as well as leading cultural institutions, being careful to keep our client base exclusive, highly qualified and strongly focused on the media sector, particularly in projects involving multiple languages and platforms.

The firm is a member of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association – ABPI and of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property - AIPPI.



Our Proposal

Technically, we are fully prepared to deal with the most complex cases involving copyrights and related rights; IP acquisition and transfer operations; audiovisual production and partnership agreements; broadcast and telecom regulation; tax incentives; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; competition and antitrust; project structuring and finance; and other legal questions affecting the media industry.

Besides attorney representation, our firm can take care of the whole contract structure of any project and also develop analytical studies, position papers, legal opinions, risk assessment notes, communications, presentations and other documents to effectively contribute to the client's legal thinking and IP strategy, both locally and globally

Our structure is lean, which keeps us focused on the work, while our partnership network allows us to expand to virtually any scale necessary to deal with a particular project, always with our personal participation and/or close supervision. Litigation partners are also ready to take due care of matters which eventually survive all preventive efforts and we can easily count on top-quality expert advice on matters not directly related to media law (tax, labor, criminal, etc.).

In other words, we can offer real-world experience, in-depth knowledge and wide-range legal network. We understand the media business.



LAWYERS PROFILE
Claudio Lins de Vasconcelos
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Claudio Lins de Vasconcelos

Cláudio Lins de Vasconcelos, founding partner of Lins de Vasconcelos Advogados Associados, is a Brazilian lawyer with international training, extensive practice and a problem-solving approach to law. His professional experience includes almost 20 years of legal advisory and representation, particularly in intellectual property and business law, having participated in the negotiation, execution and evaluation of a number of high-scale, high-complexity projects. His multi-sector career path has allowed him to develop a wide capacity of interpreting Brazil’s legal and political framework, particularly as far as the interests of the content and technology industries are concerned, besides the ease of communicating with the most diverse audiences, even under pressure and/or in crisis situations.

He holds a Juris Science Doctor degree – JSD from the Rio de Janeiro State University – UERJ (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) and a Master of Laws degree – LL.M from the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN, USA). Among other positions, he was a consultant to the World Bank Inspection Panel (Washington, DC, USA), a lawyer at Tozzini, Freire Law Firm (Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil) and assistant advisor of international affairs to the Brazilian Ministry of Justice (Brasilia). Between 2002 and 2011, he directed the Legal Department of the Roberto Marinho Foundation (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil), institution related to Organizações Globo, Brazil's largest media group,

Claudio Lins de Vasconcelos is professor of International Law at the IBMEC Law School and a lecturer in the Master of Laws program of the Brazilian Industrial Property Institute – INPI and in the Intellectual Property Law postgraduate program of Rio de Janeiro Catholic University. In the past, he has been a visiting professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University Law School at both graduate and postgraduate levels and professor of International Law at Candido Mendes University Law School. He is also director-reporteur of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association – ABPI, among other academic/class-representative activities. He has delivered many lectures and conferences and published a number of articles and other works in Brazil and abroad, being the author of the book “Mídia e Propriedade Intelectual: A Crônica de um Modelo em Transformação” (Media and Intellectual Property: The Chronicle of a Changing Model), published in 2010 by Lumen Juris (available in Portuguese only).

He is fluent in English and Spanish.

E-mail: claudio@linsdevasconcelos.adv.br

Tel.: +(55) 21 3217.9788 / +(55) 21 6860.5959

Pilar Robles
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Pilar Robles

Pilar de Assis Robles, founding partner of Lins de Vasconcelos Advogados Associados, is a Brazilian lawyer (also a US citizen) graduated from Rio de Janeiro Catholic University, where she has completed post-graduate studies in Intellectual Property Law. Among other positions, she was a legal counsel to Multirio, a multimedia company owned by the municipality of Rio de Janeiro; to the Brazilian Composers Union – UBC; and to music editors Dubas Música and Três Pontas Edições Musicais.

She has more than 10 years of practice in the cultural market, international experience and in-depth knowledge of the legal mechanisms for content acquisition, management and transference. She has successfully participated in many complex negotiations with right holders, being a very experienced risk assessor and clearance manager.

She is fluent in Spanish and English.

E-mail: pilar@linsdevasconcelos.adv.br

Tel.: +(55) 21 3217.9788 / +(55) 21 9226.0030 



Lins de Vasconcelos
Telefones: (21) 3217-9788 | (21)3217-9791
Rua: General Garzon, nº 22, sl.606,
Jardim Botânico Rio de Janeiro, RJ
CEP.: 22470-010
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