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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

Corporate/M&A

4 ranked lawyersBand 2BrazilGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Acclaimed full-service firm with a formidable corporate practice frequently retained by major Brazilian and multinational corporations to advise on high-value transactions, with notable recent involvement in the Petrobras privatisation process. Strong bench has in-depth experience advising on domestic and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, and is equally comfortable representing the buyer or the target. Also assists with post-transaction restructuring and ongoing corporate governance matters.

Notable practitioners

According to a client, Adriana Pallis is "a very experienced lawyer who understands our company's culture and how we operate. She helps us to mitigate any risks and brings innovative solutions that we had not even considered before." Another source concurs, stating: "She is objective and technically sound. She helps us find the best way to conduct our business and the deal."

Arthur Bardawil Penteado is described by one peer as "highly sophisticated" and boasts a vast amount of experience acting on large M&A transactions and complex corporate reorganisations for well-known multinational players spanning the oil and gas and technology sectors. A source appreciates his "strategic thinking in negotiations," saying: "Not only does he think about the legal points but he also considers the business aspect of the deal."

Head of department Guilherme Bueno Malouf is "a highly experienced professional and a trusted adviser,"according to one source, who adds: "He is always thinking about the client and how to move the deal forward." Another interviewee states: "He has a vast amount of experience handling M&A in general and advising private equity firms on transactions."

Mauro Cesar Leschziner is described by one market commentator as "exceptional," while another says: "He is a very complete lawyer who handles good deals." A client describes him as "a highly experienced professional," with another declaring themselves to be "extremely satisfied" with Leschziner's work product. He has notable experience advising private equity funds acquiring stakes in publicly traded Brazilian companies. He also acts for target companies in M&A negotiations.

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Overview

Business success depends on an experienced team and firm grasp to face the extensive challenges that a company may face. Our professionals are prepared to respond quickly and efficiently to all demands, thereby managing the risks involved and helping clients to make decisions with the legal certainty necessary.

We advise domestic and international companies of all sizes in strategic M&A transactions for the expansion, development, or sale of their business. We represent buyers, sellers, or investors, providing legal advice to ensure legal certainty and crafting innovative solutions that address the special needs of each transaction.

We work together with professionals from other practice areas to structure transactions according to the client's needs and to conduct due diligence processes that give the client a detailed view of the critical points and the risks inherent in each transaction.

Our services include advice on:

  • Purchases or sales of equity interests or assets
  • Private equity investments
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Due diligence processes

Corporate/M&A

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

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Location

Seculum II Building

Rua José Gonçalves de Oliveira, 116, 5th floor

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01451-000

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Corporate/M&A: The Elite


Adriana Pallis
Band 4
Arthur Bardawil Penteado
Band 3
Guilherme Bueno Malouf
Band 5
Mauro Cesar Leschziner
Band 2