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Machado Associados

Work +55 21 3550 3000
Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Machado Associados is a leading Brazilian law firm that has been working with the main areas of business law for 27 years. Following a boutique approach, the firm provides advice based on clients' individual needs and goals. Its multi-disciplinary team comprises several lawyers who also have a background in economics, accounting and business administration.

Based on this distinguished profile, Machado Associados renders high-quality, comprehensive and differentiated services to domestic and foreign clients of all sizes, operating in virtually all industries, such as civil construction, cosmetics, chemical and petrochemical, energy and technology, services in general, pharmaceutical, finance market, foodstuffs, automotive, transportation and logistics, and regulated markets.

Having received wide market recognition since its foundation, Machado Associados and many of its partners hold some significant national and international industry awards, and have been highly ranked in several areas.

The firm

The firm was founded as a tax boutique in 1990, and relies on a team of more than 100 qualified and experienced professionals.

Machado Associados has consistently grown by expanding its team and diversifying its practices to meet clients' needs. This growth has always been based on the values set out by the founding partner Jos? Maur?cio Machado: a strong team, unconditional dedication to its clients, and high-quality services provided in a responsive and efficient manner.

In order to better serve its clients, the firm has opened its own offices in Bras?lia (2010) and Rio de Janeiro (2013), which are very strategic cities in Brazil.

Areas of work

The firm provides high-quality services in all areas of business law, such as tax/international taxation/tax litigation, contracts, corporate/M&A, foreign investments, import and export, labor and employment taxes, oil and gas, real estate and regulatory. The different practice groups work in a co-ordinated and integrated fashion to cover different perspectives of legal issues faced by clients.

Machado Associados has an outstanding tax team, one of the largest in Brazil, with approximately 65 professionals assigned, divided into five groups: direct taxes; indirect taxes; tax litigation; international taxation; and transfer pricing.

The firm has conducted several corporate/tax restructuring and M&A transactions in Brazil and abroad, involving major Brazilian and multinational companies.

International work

In order to better assist its clients in their projects and investments abroad and to assist foreign companies to settle and develop business in Brazil, Machado Associados has a solid relationship with the most respected law firms in all continents. Moreover, the firm is a founding member of the Latin American Tax and Legal Network - Lataxnet ( - an alliance composed of first-tier firms in 20 countries in Latin America, and is also a partner firm of the international network WTS Global ( Focused on the tax and corporate area, WTS Global is renowned as a global leader and is represented in more than 100 countries.

  • Contacts
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  • Other fee-earners: 40
  • Total staff: 135

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