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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

AVENIDA BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA 3.144 11TH FLOOR, SÃO PAULO, SP, 01451-000, BRAZIL
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Work +55 11 3150 7000
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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Raquel Novais, São Paulo, BRAZIL

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Raquel Novais

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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Work Department

Tax / Succession planning / Automotive / Energy / Life sciences / Oil and gas / Pulp and paper / M&A and private equity

Position

Partner

Career

Partner since 1990, Raquel is former coordinator of the tax practice and managing partner of the firm. Her practice is currently divided between structuring tax consultancy and high complexity technical tax conflicts settlement. Her practice also includes the taxation of regulamented areas of knowledge, such as natural resources and energy.

Languages

Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Member

Admitted to the Brazilian Bar. Member of Tax Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA) and São Paulo Lawyers’ Association (AASP). 

Education

Received her LL.B from Faculdade de Direito de Franca and master degree in Tax Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo.


Brazil

Tax

Within: Tax

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogadosprovides excellent services in the tax area’, and ‘adds immense value to clients’ operations’. Fielding one of the largest tax departments in the market, it can handle a large volume of complex work, spanning contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Among a long list of standout transactions, the firm acted for Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC on its acquisition of a 40% stake in Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional, with Celso Costa leading on the tax aspects. Other clients include Iberdrola, Telefónica, Siemens and Magazine Luiza. ‘Highly skilled’ partners Raquel Novais and Tiago Espellet Dockhornunderstand the client´s needs and concerns and are able to solve them technically’. Also recommended are Mario Graziani Prada, Marcelo Paulo Fortes De Cerqueira, Fernando Tonanni and Fernando Colucci. Judicial and administrative litigation expert Daniel Monteiro Peixoto was promoted to partner.

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