Firm Profile

Machado Associados


Accomplished tax team with corporate bent

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 1990

Partners: 29

Lawyers: 52

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

Machado Associados is renowned for its handling of tax matters; clients and rival firms note the firm’s strong capabilities across the whole spectrum of tax advice.

Nevertheless, this firm is not a one-trick pony. Its budding corporate and M&A offering is something to celebrate and has won the attention of high-profile clients. Firms with top-tier expertise in a particular area can often find efforts to diversify into other areas are overlooked, but Machado Associados’ corporate team is also well regarded.

In recent months, the firm has lost two partners to competitors. However, Machado Associados responded quickly by welcoming back a former associate as a partner and promoting one lawyer to its senior rank. Both partners feature heavily in its tax group.

Machado Associados offers a modern approach and has top-class practitioners with sound experience in Big Four consultancy firms.

Clients of this firm come forward to praise its “deep knowledge, high level of commitment and excellent response time.” Another satisfied client remarks that this team “is first-class, well-managed and knowledgeable.”


The firm is mainly based in São Paulo, but with offices in Brasília and Rio de Janeiro.

Alliances & networks

Machado Associados was a driving force behind Lataxnet, an association of tax specialist firms across the Americas, and is a member of the WTS Global, which is a network of tax consultant firms.

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