Mrs Raquel Novais > Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados > São Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP, 01451-000

Work Department

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




Large experience in both domestic and international taxation, as well as tax controversy. Raquel’s practice is divided between structuring tax consultancy and high complexity technical tax conflicts settlement. Her practice also includes the taxation of regulated industries, such as natural resources and energy.


Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association. Member of São Paulo Lawyers Association, Brazilian International Fiscal Association Board, American Bar Association and Tax Committee of IBA.


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

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax

The highly regarded tax department at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is regularly involved in complex tax litigation and high-profile transactions. The already sizeable team saw organic growth with the partner promotions of Diana Piatti Lobo and Maria Eugênia Doin Vieira in 2018 and Bruna Marrara in 2019. In another move in 2018, tax litigator Leonardo Alfradique Martins joined the firm from Trench Rossi Watanabe. In a recent transactional tax highlight, a team led by Fernando Colucci advised PSP Investments on the tax aspects of its investment in Grupo Montesanto Tavares. The firm stands out for its Brasília office, where Cristiane Romano is a key contact. A cross-office team led by Romano and São Paulo-based Daniella Zagari Gonçalves has been representing Elektro in a lawsuit before the Superior Court of Justice concerning ICMS credits. The ‘outstandingFernando Tonanni is ‘knowledgeable, business-oriented, and hand-on‘. Other key figures include Celso Costa and Raquel Novais.