COTS Attorney-at-law
Dr. Marcio Cots

Marcio CotsManaging Partner

European and Brazilian lawyer and professor. Managing Partner of COTS Attorneys, an European and Brazilian law firm specialized in Digital Business – focused on startups, e-commerce and IT companies.

Marcio holds various qualifications and has attended executive programs across Europe, Brazil and the United States including the Leadership in Corporate Counsel Program, at Harvard Business School - Harvard University and Cyberlaw Program, at Harvard Law School - Harvard University. Marcio is specialized in cyberlaw and is currently focused on providing legal expert advice for e-business and technology companies internationally. He is an expert in matters related to law and new technologies, and is consulted by many companies on issues such as privacy, information security, startups, e-commerce and international digital projects.
Due to his outlier 20-year career as a lawyer, Marcio Cots has got his US “green card” based on “extraordinary ability”.


Ricardo OliveiraPartner

Partner at COTS Attorneys-At-Law, a firm specialized in Cyber law, Information Technology and E-commerce based in Europe in South America. He has an MBA in Strategic Business Management from the Paulista Information Technology and Business Administration School – FIAP, and a college extension course in Information Technology Law from FGV-EPGE and specialization in Labor Law and Procedures from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University. He is also a co-author in the book on Civil Rights Framework for Internet Use –Atlas Publishing – 2014.

He has worked for over 10 years in the legal field, focused on the multidisciplinary and interaction approach of the various branches of the Law, with emphasis on e-commerce and information technology companies.

Dr. Ricardo Oliveira
Carlos Alberto

Carlos RibeiroConsultant

A COTS Attorney-at-Law consultant specialized in Cyber Law, Information Technology and cyber security. 

He has been a specialist in the Linux platform and open standards since 1998. He has national and international experience: AT&M Technology; Cisco of Brazil; H&R BLOCK - USA; Ace Store - USA, Novell; Komputer Linux. Courses and certifications: MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer), Novell Certified Linux Administrator, Novell Certified Linux Professional, CCNA Cisco, Novell OES Bootcamp, Novell Identity Manager, IBM Data Center Technical Specialist, IBM – SystemZ and ACS Cisco, as well as a speaker at national and international events, such as LinuxWorld, FISL, IBM CIO Meeting, Novell Kickoff (Paris and Orlando), Conisli, SUSE Hackfest (Nuremberg, Germany), FOSDEM (Brussels, Belgium), openSUSE Conference (Thessaloniki, Greece), ScaLE (Los Angeles, USA), openSUSE Hack Week (Los Angeles, USA).