Machado Meyer is one of the largest and most renowned law firms in Brazil and Latin America.
Machado Meyer provides innovative legal solutions, anticipates scenarios and makes business possible. Combining expertise in various areas of law, broad knowledge of legislation and a thorough understanding of the matter, the firm’s professionals go beyond simple problem solving to create and preserve value for companies.
Main practice areas
Administrative law: Providing all support to our clients during competitive public bidding processes and in the engagement in regulated industries, as well as in discussions of the administrative agreement towards the authorities and/or in-court litigation or arbitration.
Banking, insurance and finance: Legal advice on the formatting of complex financial transactions, creation and implementation of various products and services, and interfacing with regulators on behalf of our clients.
Capital markets: Advice to clients on public offerings of shares and other securities, initial public offerings, issuance of debt securities abroad, corporate restructuring, M&A transactions involving public companies, and going public and listing procedures.
Competition and antitrust: Assistance in mergers involving large domestic and international companies, cross-border transactions simultaneously disclosed in several countries and market-regulated operations requiring articulation and coordination with CADE and other regulatory agencies.
Compliance and integrity: Consulting on corporate governance, risk management and compliance (GRC), due diligence focusing on M&A projects including advising on bribery and corruption prevention measures, as well as internal and external investigations.
Corporate: Assistance in corporate aspects related to all areas of business law and in strengthening corporate governance systems to reduce exposure to risks, ensure legal compliance and help expand business.
Crisis management: Assistance to businesses through hard times by providing responsive and safe solutions, combined with all legal support needed by the client during the crisis period, including execution of agreements with authorities, mediation and in-court representation.
Environmental: Advice to clients from the legal audit phase, through the project implementation and environmental licensing process, until actual operation. We also provide support for environmental administrative and in-court litigation. Our department is one of the most prominent environmental practices of Brazil.
Financing and infrastructure projects: Assistance to investors in public bidding and engaging in regulated activities by developing innovative solutions for project financing, derivatives, investment funds, securitisations and issuance of debt and other securities.
Labour and employment: Guidance to clients on all aspects of the legislation relating to labour and employment, always seeking to keep clients up to date on changes in labour laws and rules that may affect their labour relations.
Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution: Consulting on litigation and preventive measures in various forms of business disputes, and representation of clients before courts, administrative authorities and regulatory agencies.
M&A and private equity: Advice to domestic and international companies of all sizes on strategic M&A transactions, by providing innovative solutions, capable of ensuring legal certainty. The team frequently advises on billionaire M&A operations, having handled the largest cash M&A in the history of Brazil, which reached the amount of 34.4 billion reais.
Real estate: Advice on developing real estate projects and preparing for any acquisition, financing, construction, partnerships and joint ventures.
Restructuring and insolvency: Assistance mostly to creditors and investors in exploring alternative agreements and maximising opportunities. The team currently represents and advises key players in 15 of the 20 biggest ongoing judicial recovery proceedings in Brazil.
Social security: Legal analysis of pension credits, deductibility of tax and fringe benefits, as well as review of a company's employee compensation, incentive and pension plans.
Tax: Support in structuring new projects and in financial operations, customs regulations, transfer pricing, direct and indirect taxes, interpretation of international treaties, obtaining of tax incentives, taxation of expatriates and tax litigation.
Technology: Legal advice to tech companies with disruptive business models to help them to understand the Brazilian legal framework, assess and mitigate risks, and allow business to thrive. Support in analysing the business models proposed and finding a legal framework that is safe and effective from a contractual, tax, and regulatory perspective.
White-collar crime: Consulting services in criminal matters to allow firms to comply with strict legal requirements of an environmental, tax, consumer, commercial, labour and any other nature and to prevent criminal consequences that may affect their business.
Main Office, São Paulo
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3144 -11th floor, 01451-000
Tel: +55 11 3150 7000
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +55 61 2104 5550
Rio de Janeiro
Tel: +55 21 3572 3000
Tel: +55 31 3194 1700
350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 212 784 8802
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