Professional Notice

Machado Associados


Machado Associados is a business law firm that has recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary. The firm has strong capabilities across the whole spectrum of tax advice. Its excellence in the tax segment was extended to other practice areas, which enjoy equal recognition and reputation. The firm serves domestic and multinational clients of all sizes and from different economic sectors.

Machado Associados' founding partners believe that the provision of legal services is strategic and requires unconditional dedication, continuous education and unrestricted respect of ethics. Developing safer solutions in an environment surrounded by legal insecurity is the challenge that the firm posed and continues to endure.

The firm’s mission is to help clients grow, optimise resources and seek creative alternatives for complex problems in a dynamic and competitive business environment.

In addition to law, many of the firm’s professionals have degrees in economics, accounting and business administration and experience in big four accounting firms.


Machado Associados is headquartered in São Paulo, with strategic offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. The firm relies on correspondent law firms throughout Brazil, enabling it to meet clients’ needs in all Brazilian states.

International alliances

WTS Global: Machado Associados is the member firm in Brazil of the respected international network WTS Global. Strongly focused on the tax area and recognised as one of the leaders in the sector, WTS Global is headquartered in Germany and is present in more than 100 countries. For more information visit WTS Global.

Latin American Tax and Legal Network – LATAXNET: Machado Associados founded the “Latin American Tax and Legal Network – Lataxnet" in 2002. The network relies on 17 top-tier law firms that cover Latin America. Lataxnet allows Machado Associados to execute projects simultaneously, quickly, and efficiently, throughout the region. For more information, visit: LATAXNET.

Some key clients

Cosmetics: BDF Nivea, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Natura (The BodyShop and Avon), O Boticário, Jequiti, ABIHPEC and doTERRA
Infrastructure: CCR, Camargo Corrêa and Andrade Gutierrez
Energy: CPFL Renováveis, Cymi (ACS Group) and Wobben Windpower (Enercon)
Retail: C&A, Droga Raia and Fastshop
Services: Ecolab, Netflix, Líder Aviação and Laboratórios Fleury
Technology: Cielo, Dell, Ericsson, Exceda/Akamai, Ingram Micro, Open Cloud, OLX, Symantec and VMWare.


Owing to its team’s hard work and dedication, Machado Associados has built a solid, highly credible reputation among clients and peers alike. The firm is widely recognised by the most respected specialist publications as one of Brazil’s best law firms in the areas of tax, tax litigation, corporate, M&A, and labour and employment.

Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1656, 11º andar, São Paulo – SP - Brazil

Tel: +55 11 3819 4855

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