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Machado Meyer

Global Guide 2024

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+55 11 3150 7000

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Provided by Machado Meyer
Global

Managing Partner: Tito Amaral de Andrade

Number of partners: 112

Number of lawyers: 508

Firm Overview:

We are trusted partners, allies in the search for the most appropriate legal solutions to the needs of each client. We create lasting relationships, based on a culture of commitment and collaboration, development of highly competent teams, and permanent updating of our legal and business knowledge. We want our clients to recognize us for our ability to challenge conventional thinking in search of truly innovative answers to unique problems. Our purpose is to provide legal intelligence that leverages opportunities and helps preserve and create value for your business.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking, Insurance & Finance:

Legal advice on structuring complex financial transactions, creating and implementing various types of sector-related products and services, and support to the relationship of its clients with regulators.

Capital Markets:

Machado Meyer participates in public offerings of shares and other securities, initial public offerings (IPOs), issuance of debt securities abroad, corporate restructuring, M&A transactions involving public companies, as well as going public, listing and de-listing procedures.

Competition & Antitrust:

Conducting mergers related to transactions between large Brazilian companies, cross-border transactions notified simultaneously in several countries and transactions involving regulated markets that require articulation and coordination with CADE and other regulatory agencies involved.

Compliance & Integrity:

Consulting on corporate governance, risk management and compliance, due diligence focusing on M&A projects, and corporate investigations and crisis management. Corporate: Assistance in all procedures related to business law and strengthening of corporate governance systems to reduce exposure to risks, ensure legal compliance and help boost business.

Crisis Management:

Experience in complex cases and a multidisciplinary approach are Machado Meyer’s greatest assets to help businesses through any given tribulation as quickly and as safely as possible. The focus is to deter the crises’ impacts, preserve the company’s reputation, minimise losses, and safeguard and accelerate the client’s business.

Environmental:

The firm provides legal advice to clients throughout the implementation, environmental licensing process and state supervision of business ventures and projects, establishing a strong dialogue with investors, decision- makers, and stakeholders in order to negotiate terms, mitigate potential risks and develop businessoriented solutions.

Projects & Project Financing:

The firm assists investors with public bidding processes and the development of regulated activities through public-private partnerships, concessions, permissions, or authorisations, as well as risk-assessment and structuring of complex projects, always aiming at maximising the clients’ return on investment and implementing innovative solutions in relation to project financing, derivatives, investment funds, securitisations, issuance of debt and other securities.

Labour & Employment:

The firm provides guidance on all aspects of the legislation for companies and organisations. It seeks to keep clients al- ways up to date on changes in labour laws and rules that may affect labour relations, so that they may have the necessary elements to make the best decisions possible. The firm also has strong transactional and litigation teams in this field of law, often assisting clients with the labour aspects of major M&A transactions and strategic litigation.

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution:

Advises on litigation and preventive matters in several forms of business disputes, such as acting before the courts, administrative authorities, and regulatory agencies, participating in arbitration and assisting clients in preliminary discussions to prevent or reduce the use and impact of litigation.

M&A & Private Equity:

Machado Meyer advises domestic and international companies of all sizes in strategic M&A transactions for the expansion, development or sale of their business, presenting innovative solutions in relation to deal-structuring and providing advice to ensure legal certainty over the transactions.

Real Estate:

The firm advises clients on the development of real estate projects, preparing for any acquisition, financing, construction, partnerships and joint ventures, as well as on the structuring real estate collateral, leases, ‘built to- suit’ contracts, leasing, regularisation of rural and urban property, among other transactions, including deals that involve international partners and sophisticated financial mechanisms.

Restructuring & Insolvency:

As one of the most traditional debt restructuring and insolvency practices in Brazil, Machado Meyer mainly represents the interests of creditors and investors, exploring alternative agreements and maximising opportunities.

Tax:

The firm provides advice on the interpretation and application of tax rules and regulations stemming from all spheres of the public administration. It supports clients in structuring new projects and in financial operations, customs regulations, transfer pricing, direct and indirect taxes, interpretation of international treaties, obtaining of tax incentives, and taxation of expatriates.

Technology:

Legal advice to tech companies with disruptive business models to help them understand the Brazilian legal framework, assess and mitigate risks, and allow their business to thrive. The firm provides support in analysing the business models proposed by clients and in finding a legal framework that is safe and effective from a contractual, tax, and regulatory perspective.

White-Collar Crime:

Consulting services in criminal matters in order to assist clients in complying with the strict legal requirements related to environmental, tax, consumer, commercial, labour, and issues of any other kind that may result in criminal consequences that could affect the clients’ business.

Languages:

English, Spanish, Japanese, German, Italian, Portuguese.

Ranked Offices

Provided by Machado Meyer

Brazil - Head office
Brazil
  • Belo Horizonte - MG
    Getúlio Vargas Avenue, 671, 12º floor, Funcionário, Belo Horizonte - MG, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 30112-021
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    Brasília - DF
    Ed Corporate Financial Center, SCN, Quadra 2, Bloco A, 9 andar, Sala 904 A, Brasília - DF, Distrito Federal, Brazil, 70712-900
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Contributions

Latest contributions provided by Machado Meyer

Global Practice Guide
Fernando Colucci
Bruna Marrara
Fernando Tonanni
Clara Gomes
Authored by
Fernando Colucci, Bruna Marrara, Fernando Tonanni, Clara Gomes
Article • Mar 2024
Global Practice Guide
Bruno Lauer
Lucas Sant’Anna
Pedro Saullo
Authored by
Bruno Lauer, Lucas Sant’Anna, Pedro Saullo
Article • Mar 2024
Global Practice Guide
Gustavo Silva
Alessandra Martins
Marcelo de Castro Cunha Filho
Letícia Totti Quideroli
Authored by
Gustavo Silva, Alessandra Martins, Marcelo de Castro Cunha Filho, Letícia Totti Quideroli
Article • Mar 2024

All contributions provided by Machado Meyer

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Fintech 2024 | Brazil | Law and Practice
Authored by: Marcelo de Castro Cunha Filho, Alessandra Martins, Letícia Totti Quideroli, Gustavo Silva
Global Practice Guide Mar 2024 Article
Investment Funds 2024 | Brazil | Law and Practice
Authored by: Guilherme Bueno Malouf, Bruna Marrara, Luciana Costa Engelberg
Global Practice Guide Jan 2024 Article
Litigation 2024 | Brazil | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Gláucia Coelho, Débora Chaves Martines Fernandes, Isabel de Almeida Rego Campinho, Bruna de Godoy Marques das Neves
Global Practice Guide Oct 2023 Article
The Classification of Cryptocurrencies Under Brazilian Law
Authored by: Eduardo Castro, Alessandra Martins
Expert Focus Oct 2023 Article
Corporate Immigration 2023 | Brazil | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Andrea Giamondo Massei, Marcela Ortega Tavares
Global Practice Guide Jun 2023 Article
Tax Controversy 2023 | Brazil | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Daniella Zagari, Carolina Amorim Ribeiro
Global Practice Guide Apr 2023 Article

Machado Meyer rankings

Global Guide 2024
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Brazil
Banking & Finance
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
1
Banking & Finance
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Nei Zelmanovits
1
Nei Zelmanovits
1
Band 1
Adriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira
3
Adriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira
3
Band 3
Rafael Carretero
5
Rafael Carretero
5
Band 5
Banking & Finance: Regulatory
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Nei Zelmanovits
1
Nei Zelmanovits
1
Band 1
Eduardo Castro
3
Eduardo Castro
3
Band 3
Capital Markets
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Capital Markets
2
Capital Markets
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Eliana Chimenti
2
Eliana Chimenti
2
Band 2
Gustavo Rugani do Couto e Silva
3
Gustavo Rugani do Couto e Silva
3
Band 3
Gustavo Secaf Rebello
U
Gustavo Secaf Rebello
U
Up and Coming
Compliance
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Juliana Sá de Miranda
4
Juliana Sá de Miranda
4
Band 4
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
6 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A (Spain)
Corporate/M&A (Spain)
Spotlight
Lawyers
Arthur Bardawil Penteado
2
Arthur Bardawil Penteado
2
Band 2
Mauro Cesar Leschziner
2
Mauro Cesar Leschziner
2
Band 2
Adriana Pallis
3
Adriana Pallis
3
Band 3
Guilherme Bueno Malouf
3
Guilherme Bueno Malouf
3
Band 3
Elie J Sherique
U
Elie J Sherique
U
Up and Coming
Ivandro Maciel Sanchez Junior
F
Ivandro Maciel Sanchez Junior
F
Foreign expert for Spain
Corporate/M&A: The Elite
1 Department
Department
Corporate/M&A: The Elite
2
Corporate/M&A: The Elite
2
Band 2
Crisis Management
1 Department
Department
Crisis Management
1
Crisis Management
1
Band 1
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