The accidental lawyer

Machado Meyer Advogados founding partner Antonio Meyer, winner of Latin Lawyer's 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, talks to Vincent Manancourt about choosing his career on a whim, steering billion-dollar mergers and acting as a therapist for his clients.

The accidental lawyer

"Winning Latin Lawyer's lifetime achievement award," Meyer jokes, when asked what he is most proud of over an almost 50-year career; though the glint in his eye suggests this may be a line he has fed other organisations that have awarded him similar accolades. Softly spoken and genial, Meyer's playful exterior belies a considerable achievement: forging one of Brazil's most formidable law firms. Machado Meyer is a titan in the country's marketplace, equally capable of fielding market-beating teams in non-transactional areas, such as environment, tax, antitrust and real estate, as it is taking the lead on the region's largest and most complex corporate and financing deals.

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