Mr Francisco Müssnich (1955)
Rio de Janeiro / Brazil
JD from the Pontificia Universidade Católica - PUC/Rio, 1976. Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, 1979 and Fundaçao Getulio Vargas - FGV/Rio, 2015. Former member of the Superior Court of Sports Justice for Soccer (STJD - Superior Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva do Futebol) from 2004 through 2012. Senior and Founding Partner of Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão since April 1995. Member of the Sports Law Studies Commission from the Ministry of Sport. National Reporter for the 2009 Brazilian Code of Sports Justice. Legal counsel to the Local Organizing Committee for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil since its bidding process in 2007. Professor of Corporate Law at PUC/RJ since 1981 and FGV/Rio since 2015. Visiting Professor for international Mergers and Acquisitions of the Vanderbilt Law School since 2010. Arbitrator for the ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio 2016.