Professional Notice

Machado Associados


Established in 1990, Machado Associados covers the main corporate law areas in Brazil, providing services to national and international clients of all sizes and economic sectors.

Since the onset, the firm is acknowledged in the market as one of the leading firms in the tax area by clients, peers and the most respected international publications. Its excellence in the tax segment was extended to other practice areas, which enjoy equal recognition and reputation.

The founding partners always believed that law is not a commodity, and that excellence and agility are imperative values for their client’s success. The provision of legal services is strategic and requires unconditional dedication, continual education and unrestricted respect of ethics. Developing safer solutions in an environment surrounded by legal insecurity: this is the challenge posed and that the firm took on.

Machado Associados’ team, comprising professionals with different academic qualifications, has an in-depth knowledge of clients, their business and goals. The firm believes that its mission is to help clients grow, optimize resources and seek creative alternatives for complex problems in a dynamic world, full of opportunities and challenges.



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 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 worldwide leaders in the sector, WTS Global is headquartered in Germany and is present in over 100 countries. For more information check: WTS Global

Latin American Tax and Legal Network – LATAXNET: Machado Associados has founded the “Latin American Tax and Legal Network – Lataxnet" in 2002. The network relies on 17 top tier law firms that cover the Latin America. Lataxnet allows Machado Associados, as an important differential, the possibility of executing projects simultaneously, quickly, and efficiently, throughout the whole region. For more information check: 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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