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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

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Machado Meyer has been building its history for more than 45 years, inspired by sound ethical principles, the technical skills of its professionals, and close relationships with its clients. The firm is ranked as one of the major law firms in Brazil with over 700 professionals.

The firm

It provides innovative legal solutions, anticipates scenarios and makes business possible. Combining expertise in various areas of law, the firm's professionals go beyond simple problem-solving to create and preserve value for companies. The firm also has organized professionals specialized in advising clients abroad, creating multidisciplinary groups, especially in Iberian, Latin American, German and Asian desks.

Main areas of practice

Competition and antitrust: conducting mergers related to transactions between Brazilian companies, cross-border transactions notified simultaneously in several countries and transactions involving regulated markets.

Compliance and integrity: consulting on corporate governance, risk management and compliance (GRC), due diligence focusing on M&A projects (ABCDD) and corporate investigations and crisis management.

Banking, insurance and finance: advises on the formatting of complex financial transactions, creation and implementation of various types of products and services, and support before regulators.

Restructuring and insolvency: mainly represents the interests of creditors and investors, exploring alternative agreements and maximizing opportunities.

Capital markets: public offerings of shares and other securities, initial public offerings (IPOs), issuance of debt securities, corporate restructuring, M&A transactions, and going public and listing procedures.

Corporate: assists in all procedures related to business law and in strengthening corporate governance systems to reduce exposure to risks, ensure legal compliance and help boost business.

M&A and private equity: advises in strategic M&A transactions for the expansion, development or sale of their business, providing legal advice to ensure legal certainty and presenting innovative solutions.

Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution: advises on litigation and preventive matters in business disputes, acting before the courts, administrative authorities and regulatory agencies, participating in arbitration and assisting clients in preliminary discussions to prevent or reduce litigation impact.

Financing and infrastructure: assists investors in public bidding and exploring regulated activities through public-private partnerships, concessions, permissions or authorisations, besides assessing risks, structuring and modeling complex projects, aiming at maximum return on investment.

Crisis management: reduces the impact of a crisis to preserve company reputations, minimize losses, speed up and safeguard the maintenance of business.

Tax: supports clients in structuring new projects, customs regulations, transfer pricing, direct and indirect taxes, interpretation of international treaties, obtaining tax incentives and taxation of expatriates.

Environmental: provides legal advice to clients from the legal audit during the project implementation and environmental licensing process.

Labor and employment: seeks to keep clients up-to-date on changes in labor laws and rules that may affect labor relations, so clients may have the elements necessary for decision-making.

Social security: the legal analysis of any pension credits, deductibility of value-related tax benefits, remuneration of companies' employees, review of compensation, incentive, and pension plans.

Real estate: preparing clients for acquisitions, financing, construction, partnerships/joint ventures, structuring real estate collateral, leases, 'built-to-suit' contracts, leasing, and regularization of property.

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