Marcus Vinicius Bitencourt is a partner and co-head of the corporate area of Campos Mello Advogados. Having joined the firm in 2005 as an associate, he became a senior associate in 2008, a partner in 2012 and co-head of the corporate area in 2017. Mr Bitencourt graduated with a BA in law from the University Candido Mendes in 2002; a postgraduate qualification in business law from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in 2005; a specialisation in corporate and capital markets law from FGV in 2007; and a certificate in investment banking from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York University, 2009. He has an extensive practice in the areas of corporate law, securities and M&A, offering legal advice in all investment operations and directing Brazilian and foreign investors in mutual funds, investment companies and share portfolios. His experience also encompasses assistance with planning and structuring of business transactions and corporate activities, including incorporation; corporate reorganisations and restructurings; and assembly of joint ventures, consortiums, associations, foundations, partnerships and other methods of organising businesses, activities and enterprises.