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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

RUA LAURO MULLER, 116, 17TH FLOOR, TORRE RIO SUL, RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, 22290-160, BRAZIL
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Work +55 21 3572 3000
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www.machadomeyer.com

Daniel Szyfman

Tel:
Work +55 21 3572-3110
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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Work Department

Financing and infrastructure projects / Public and regulatory law / Energy / Financial services / Oil and gas / M&A and private equity

Position

Partner

Career

Daniel Szyfman leads the Infrastructure & Energy practice in the Rio de Janeiro unit, having his practice focused in Oil, Gas and Energy industries. Szyfman also participates in the structuring of public projects (PPP), Project Finance operations and matters related to maritime law.A relevant part of his practice is dedicated to complex operations, often cross border, such as in M&A operations and complex contracts structuring for projects construction. Szyfman also provides clients with legal assistance in general regulatory and corporate matters, supporting the client in strategic matters concerning Public Law issues. Besides, Szyfman has practiced for international groups willing to establish their business in Brazil, whether in the assets acquisition, participation in auctions or organic growth.

Member

Admitted to Brazilian Bar Association. Member of the Advisory Board of the North Sea and Beyond Project (Osly University), International Bar Association (IBA) and Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). Mrs. Szyfman also is officer of the Oil and Gas Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and co-chairman of the Petroleum Council of IBDE.

Education

Received his LL.B from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, postgraduation degree in Administrative Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and master’s degree in International Finance from King’s College of London.


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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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Hydrocarbons

Within: Next generation lawyers

Daniel Szyfman - Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Within: Hydrocarbons

The oil and gas team at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has ‘highly sophisticated industry expertise and experience’, and an ‘excellent grasp of what clients need’. A highlight was advising Petrobras in relation to negotiations, contracts and other matters concerning a strategic alliance with Statoil, including the sale of $2.9bn of assets. Daniel Szyfman has ‘deep knowledge in the sector’.

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