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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

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Luciana Costa Engelberg

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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

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Luciana Engelberg is a partner of the Corporate area.


M&A and private equity / Capital markets


Engelberg is specialist in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and investment funds. Her practice encompasses the provision of legal assistance in structuring, reviewing terms and implementing merger and acquisition and private equity transactions, in structuring and implementing investment funds, in corporate and joint venture restructuring transactions, and the provision of legal assistance to international clients intending to engage activities in Brazil. She has experience in the providing legal services to clients of several areas, such as food and beverage, information technology, energy, pharmaceutical, paper and cellulose, services, agribusiness, graphic, highways, and logistics.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association. Member of the ABCI Institute – Brazilian Analysts of International Trade.


Received her LL.B from Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo, postgraduate degree in WTO Law and Economics from World Trade Institute. Also obtained a postgraduate degree in International Corporate Law from Centro de Extensão Universitária. Received a postgraduate degree in Contract Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and her Master's in International Law from Universidade de São Paulo.


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados’ ‘highly competent’ group offers the full range of capital markets services. It acted as Brazilian counsel to the underwriters, including National Bank Financial and Cormark Securities, on an offering of common shares by Brio Gold. Another highlight was advising construction firm Direcional Engenharia and XP Investimentos, as underwriter, on a public offering of real estate receivables certificates. Eliana Ambrósio Chimenti, Gustavo Rugani and the ‘exceptionalAdriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira are recommended. Rafael Carretero and investment fund specialist Luciana Costa Engelberg made partner in May 2017.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Luciana Costa Engelberg - Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

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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