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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

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High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022 Brazil 2022

About

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Managing Partner: Tito Amaral de Andrade

Number of partners: 98

Number of lawyers: 450

Firm Overview:

Machado Meyer has been building its history for more than 49 years, inspired by sound ethical principles, the technical skills of its professionals, and a close relationship with its clients. The firm is ranked as one of the major law firms in Brazil, with over 980 professionals. The Firm’s Focus: Machado Meyer provides innovative legal solutions, anticipate scenarios and make business possible. Combining expertise in various areas of law, broad knowledge of legislation and a thorough understanding of the matter, our professionals go beyond simple problem- solving to create and preserve value for companies. Because of the significant flow of today’s existing investment, the firm has organised professionals specialised in advising clients abroad, creating multidisciplinary groups, especially in Germany, Latin America, Iberia, and Asia, which have special desks.

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.

Global

This firm is also ranked in:

High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022 Brazil 2022

Contributions

Total 11 contributions

Trends and Developments

Tax Controversy 2022 in Brazil

Authors:

Trends and Developments

Corporate M&A 2022 in Brazil

Authors: Mauro Cesar Leschziner, Diana Pacifico Henne, Amanda Siqueira da Costa Vilela

Law and Practice

Public Procurement & Government Contracts 2022 in Brazil

Authors: Lucas Sant’Anna, Pedro Saullo, Bruno Lauer

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Banking & Finance
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Capital Markets
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Corporate/M&A: The Elite
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Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
Band 4
Dispute Resolution: Litigation
Band 3
Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
Band 2

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Banking & Finance


Adriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira
Band 4
Nei Zelmanovits
Band 1
Rafael Capelão Carretero
Up and Coming

Banking & Finance: Regulatory


Nei Zelmanovits
Band 1

Capital Markets


Eliana Helena de Gregório Ambrósio Chimenti
Band 2
Gustavo Rugani do Couto e Silva
Band 4

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Nei ZelmanovitsBanking & Finance
Nei ZelmanovitsBanking & Finance: Regulatory
Celso CostaTax: Non-contentious
Band 2
Daniel SzyfmanEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
Raquel NovaisTax: Litigation
Fernando TonanniTax: Non-contentious
Raquel NovaisTax: Non-contentious

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Brazil

Belo Horizonte - MG

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Seculum II Building

Rua José Gonçalves de Oliveira, 116, 5th floor

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01451-000

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