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Machado Associados

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Machado Associados

The sizeable department at Machado Associados is divided between four key areas: M&A; non-transactional corporate matters; corporate structuring; and contracts. International law firms often seek the firm's advice in multi-jurisdictional matters, and its broad client base includes companies in the energy, tech and manufacturing sectors, among others. The input of the firm's highly-regarded tax team on corporate deals is another draw. Recent highlights include advising Italian company Buzzi Unicem on its entrance into the Brazilian market through an acquisition of a 50% stake in BCPAR. Lisiane Menossi Pace heads the practice, which includes Mauro Takahashi Mori, Rochelle Ricci and Renata Almeida Pisaneschi. Senior associate Caio Fink Fernandes advises on corporate and contract law and is a key member of the team. In June, the firm announced its merger with CHBS Advogados.

Rising stars

Caio Fink Fernandes - Machado Associados

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Tax - ranked: tier 2

Machado Associados

Tax Litigation - ranked: tier 1

Machado Associados

The 'very professional' team at Machado Associados¬†is 'well prepared', 'hands on' and 'always on top of new legislation'. The team comprises lawyers with strong backgrounds in accounting, economics and law. Many of its clients have been turning to the team for decades, and the firm is also a popular choice for leading international law firms. In the tax controversy space, recent highlights included Paulo Rog√©rio Garcia Ribeiro's representation of a construction company in a dispute concerning the hiring of a¬†shared engineering service centre. The 'very sharp' Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira¬†is noted for his 'great leadership'. Stephanie Makin¬†focuses on direct and international tax; J√ļlio Oliveira¬†is a 'great expert in tax litigation'; and Isabel Bertelotti¬†is 'an authority in income tax'. Founding partner Jos√© Maur√≠cio Machado¬†draws on over 40 years of experience in tax and corporate law.¬†In a major development, in June 2019 the firm announced its merger with CHBS Advogados. The firm, which maintains the name Machado Associados, now counts around 100 professionals across three offices.

Leading individuals

Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira - Machado Associados

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