What the team is known for
Formidable full-service firm Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice is moving up the rankings due to its prominence advising high-end players from key industries, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and banking, on both non-contentious and contentious labour mandates. Machado Meyer handles high-stakes labour malpractice matters, as well as complex negotiations with unions. Team boasts additional expertise assisting companies with relevant matters arising from M&A transactions. Particularly noted for its quick reaction and proven capacity to handle employment issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A client says: "Excellent. The team are always responsive. They are willing to act as a strategic partner helping us identify opportunities for improvements in our internal processes."
A market commentator highlights: "The firm benefits from having a well-established structure and long-term experience serving sophisticated clients."
Represented Avianca in their defence in lawsuits brought by the former OceanAir employees' union seeking to recognise the two companies' partnership as an employment link.
Head of department Andrea Giamondo Massei Rossi
focuses on disputes, including the termination of employment agreements, hazardous working conditions issues and class actions arising from moral harassment claims. A client says: "She is extremely open, adaptable and works as a member of our team. She has a lot of knowledge and expertise. She is assertive and communicates in a calm and transparent way."
is experienced advising on the structuring of profit-sharing schemes. She also has a strong track record of representing clients in judicial and administrative disputes relating to working conditions and termination of contracts. A client says: "She has excellent knowledge of labour matters and is able to connect potential risks with other areas."
is gaining prominence for handling highly complex mandates for some of the most sophisticated players in the market. A client confirms: "He is very good at handling strategic matters."
Another impressed source applauds his commercial awareness, saying: "Rodrigo always presents good legal solutions tailor-made for our business."