Machado Meyer Advogados

Brazil

Full-service elite built on finance excellence

Established: 1972 Partners: 52 Total lawyers: 350

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This is an excerpt from the Latin Lawyer 250, the directory of Latin America's leading law firms.

Professional Notice

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados was established in 1972 and currently has approximately 380 lawyers, including 50 partners. Headquartered in São Paulo and with offices in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte and New York, Machado Meyer is one of the most renowned law firms in Brazil.

Main areas of practice

Antitrust, compliance & corporate integrity: the firm represents clients in three main service fronts: consulting on corporate governance, risk management and compliance (GRC), due diligence focusing on M&A projects (ABCDD), and corporate investigations and crisis management. Machado Meyer offers also a high level of antitrust advice on investigations.

Banking, corporate finance & capital markets: the firm has a wide-ranging experience in domestic and international capital markets transactions, including securitisation of assets and structured finance.

Corporate & M&A: Machado Meyer represents clients in negotiating deals, including mergers, stock and asset purchases, corporate restructuring, private equity, as well as tender offers and transactions involving changes in corporate control.

Dispute resolution: the firm represents clients in the most varied types of dispute, in administrative and judicial processes, arbitration, consulting on conflict prevention and resolution, as well as extrajudicial recoveries. Specialised in civil procedural law, it also conducts and tracks trials before the Supreme, Appellate and Lower Courts.

Environmental: Machado Meyer offers clients consultation under Brazilian environmental law regarding M&A transactions, infrastructure projects and business enterprises in general, including advice on the licensing process and analysis of environmental risks and impacts in various industrial and services sectors.

Labour & social security: the firm works on preventive legal advice for companies on major issues under Brazilian labour and social security law, including the preparation and analysis of work contracts, the contracting of non-resident individuals and others. The firm also represents companies and union organisations in collective disputes and negotiation of collective work contracts.

Infrastructure & project finance: Machado Meyer has the leading team in the Brazilian market. The firm advises on the structuring of financing for projects, legal assistance on the major infrastructure projects, preparation and participation in public bids for concession of infrastructure projects and assistance in negotiations and contracts with governmental authorities in general.

Real estate: Machado Meyer advises individuals and corporate entities on property business undertakings, such as buying and selling, exchanges, payment in kind, constitution of mortgages, rental agreements and formation of joint ventures to operate in the real estate sector. The firm provides assistance in structuring securitisation transactions with property receivables, property debentures and property investment funds.

Sports and entertainment: the firm assists several types of clients in the sports and entertainment industries, such as sponsors, investors, sports clubs, players and agents, in a wide variety of legal demands, in particular sponsorship agreements, naming rights, licensing agreements, domestic and international broadcasting, in addition to players’ national and international transfers, among others.

Tax: Machado Meyer offers assistance in the various aspects of tax law, as well as in judicial and administrative litigation. Its practice involves tax planning, reorganisation and acquisitions, intercompany pricing, taxation of foreign operations and income, financial instruments, real estate investments and other transactions.

Offices

Brazil
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3144 -11th Floor, 01451-000, São Paulo SP
Tel: +55 11 3150 7000 Fax: +55 11 3150 7071
SCN, Quadra 2, Bloco A, 9th Floor, Room 904 A 70712-900, Brasília DF
Tel: +55 61 2104 5550 Fax: +55 61 2104 5580
Rua Lauro Müller, 116, 23rd Floor, Torre Rio Sul, Rio De Janeiro, RJ
Tel: +55 21 3572 3000 Fax: +55 21 3572 3100
Av. Dom Pedro II, 1351 bl. 601, 90550-143, Porto Alegre RS
Tel: +55 51 2104 8000 Fax: +55 51 2104 8028
Av. Brasil, 1666, Room 601, 30140-003, Belo Horizonte MG
Tel: +55 31 3194 1700 Fax: +55 31 3194 1718
machadomeyer@machadomeyer.com.br 
www.machadomeyer.com

International office

USA
110 East 55th Street, 10th Floor, New York NY 10022
Tel: +1 212 784 8802 Fax: +1 212 758 1028

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This is an excerpt from the Latin Lawyer 250, the directory of Latin America's leading law firms.

This is part of a professional notice: all recommended firms are invited, but not required, to supply a professional notice and partner profiles, which are published in return for a fee.


This is an excerpt from the Latin Lawyer 250, the directory of Latin America's leading law firms.

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