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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

AVENIDA BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA 3.144 11TH FLOOR, SÃO PAULO, SP, 01451-000, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3150 7000
Email:
Web:
www.machadomeyer.com

Mauro Cesar Leschziner

Tel:
Work +55 11 3150 7647
Email:
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Work Department

M&A and private equity / Corporate / Labor and employment / Capital markets / Restructuring and insolvency

Position

Partner

Career

Mauro is specialist in M&A and Private Equity operations, representing both national and foreign companies, and Private Equity funds in their investments and operations in Brazil. Leschziner also provides routine legal assistance to his clients in drafting high complexity contracts, as well as in their corporate affairs. A large part of his work involves the assistance in the structuring, negotiation and formalization of M&A and Private Equity operations, as well as the legal support to international investors initiating activities in Brazil. Leschziner has previous experience in providing legal assistance to clients of several areas of knowledge, such as education, automotive, retail, chemical, pharmaceutical, banking, food and beverage, electronic commerce, electronics, paper and cellulose, among others.

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Member

Admitted to the Brazilian Bar (OAB), New York Bar Association and member of International Bar Association (IBA)

Education

Received his Bachelor degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica and a master degree in Corporate & Securities Law from Cornell University, NY, USA.


Brazil

Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

A ‘well-known and hands-on’ firm, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados achieves a balance between domestic and international transactions, with a focus on high-end and high-visibility deals. Following an internal restructuring, the firm has a merged M&A, capital markets and corporate finance practice under the overall leadership of Nei Schilling Zelmanovits, who works alongside practice co-heads specialising in M&A, private equity and publicly traded companies. Adriana Pallis now heads the corporate law and corporate governance practice. The firm’s full-service offering allows the team to draw on expertise in areas including tax, real estate, labour and infrastructure. A combined tax and M&A team led by Guilherme Bueno Malouf, José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior and Gustavo Rugani advised ArcelorMittal on its agreement with Votorantim to combine their long steel businesses; under the agreement, Votorantim will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ArcelorMittal and will hold a minority stake in ArcelorMittal. The firm also advised Petrobras on the contracts for an alliance with Total, a significant deal within Petrobras’ divestment programme; Arthur Bardawil Penteado, Daniel Szyfman and Elie Sherique led the team. Mauro Cesar Leschziner and Gabriela Falcão Vieira are also recommended along with Luciana Costa Engelberg, who was promoted to partner in 2017.

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