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ABOUT PEDRO FIDA

Senior Business and Legal Affairs executive and consultant with +15 years of experience with transactional and litigation issues impacting the entertainment and sports industries worldwide. Working across several territories with internal and external business partners, with different cultures and languages (fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese / Intermediate French and German).

Talents | Experienced in managing talent relationships and negotiating top talent deals with agents, managers and attorneys worldwide (e.g.: Vini Jr., Marcos Mion, DJ Alok, Carlos Saldanha, Jorge Lopez, Bruna Marquezine, Kondzilla, Neymar Jr., Whindersson Nunes, Cauã Reymond, Marco Pigossi, Grazi Massafera, Eliana, Larissa Manoela, Maisa, Gabriel Medina etc.)

TV Content Production & Acquisitions | Experienced in advising, leading, and structuring complex business transactions related to content production in Brazil and LATAM for global distribution, including music affairs. Experience with business and legal affairs support to all types of content formats: scripted series, unscripted series, features, kids’ animation and live-action, documentaries (films and series), stand-up shows, reality shows, content acquisition and licensing.

Gaming | Experience advising eSports teams, professional gamers, and eSports leagues. Experience in negotiating deals with publishers (e.g.: Riot, Blizzard, Activision, etc.), streamers (e.g.: Twitch), and sponsors on behalf of eSports teams and professional gamers.

Sports | Strong network across the world in different sports, leagues, teams, athletes, agents, international and national federations, national Olympic committees (NOCs). As a former Counsel to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), I lived in Lausanne/Switzerland for 3 years, and since then worked in sports law and dispute resolution, having acted on sports-related litigation and transactional work, especially those involving transfers of players, Olympic sports, sports leagues, TV/OTT/VOD rights acquisition, antidoping, eligibility, IP-related issues, sponsorship, regulatory, and disciplinary matters, having managed over 300 sports-related disputes in these fields. I've advised NOCs (e.g.: UK, Australia, Fiji, Brazil, China, etc.), athletes, players’ agents, clubs, national associations, and federations across LATAM, EMEA, APAC and Middle East in issues ranging from transactional work to dispute resolution before sporting bodies and tribunals.

Recognized by Who's Who Legal 2018, 2017 & 2016 as a Thought Leader and Leading Expert in Sports & Entertainment (LATAM).

 

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LANGUAGES

Portuguese | English | Spanish | French | German

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Brazilian Bar Association (São Paulo)

  • Portuguese Bar Association (Lisbon)

 

AWARDS

  • Who's Who Legal - 2023 & Thought Leaders in Sports and Entertainment - Years 2016, 2017, 2018 

EDUCATION

 

São Paulo Law School - Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Juris Doctor (J.D.) in Law 

Instituto de Empresa - Law School (Madrid)

LLM in International Legal Practice (Visiting Student) | 2009/2010

UERJ - University of Rio de Janeiro

Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Law and Copyright Law (2022/23)

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Entertainment Law

  • Sports Law

  • Copyright Law

  • Cross-border Dispute Resolution (Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, Litigation)

AFFILIATIONS | SPORTS TRIBUNALS 

  • Member, Disciplinary Tribunal World Athletics

  • Member, Ad Hoc Tribunal Rugby League World Cup 2021/22 (England)

  • Member, Disciplinary Tribunal of the Esports Integrity Coalition (England)

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