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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
1052 – SÃO PAULO
SP 04534004

Work Department

Public And Regulatory Law, Infrastructure And Energy, Litigation, Arbitration And Dispute Resolution




Lawyer specialized in public and regulatory law. Provides legal advice to national and international clients in the structuring of infrastructure projects, partnerships between the private sector and the government and government contracts in general, especially in matters related to tenders, concessions, PPPs, economic-financial rebalancing claims, structured renegotiations, enforcement of administrative contracts and partnerships with state companies, including in administrative and judicial proceedings. Has extensive experience in the sectors of highways, information technology, telecommunications, basic sanitation, urban mobility and airports.


  • Chambers Brazil: Industries & Sectors: Public Law (2021)
  • Chambers Latin America: Public Law (2021)
  • The Legal 500: Public Law (2021)
  • Leaders League: Public Law (2022)


  • Columbia University School of Law, New York, United States (Master of Laws, 2020 – graduated with honors – Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Award)
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo (PUC‐SP), Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 2014)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

(Rising stars)

Pedro SaulloMachado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

The well-established practice at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, which combines impressive administrative law and regulatory knowledge with transactional expertise, provides advisory services in relation to the entire spectrum of public law matters. The team is particularly sought after for its experience in public procurement, complex PPP agreements and high-stakes litigation before federal regulatory agencies and the superior courts of Brazil. Other typical mandates include privatisations, concessions and administrative improbity claims. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the team was engaged by clients across a range of sectors, such as transport, energy and sanitation, in relation to the extension of existing concession agreements, rebalancing requests of contracts, and litigation. Department head José Virgílio Lopes Enei is a name to note for PPPs and concessions of urban and social infrastructure. Lucas Sant’Anna is recommended by peers and clients alike for his strong background in public tenders, administrative law and PPPs. Rafael Vanzella, who specialises in public law and regulatory matters pertaining to the transport and sanitation sectors, and Pedro Saullo, whose areas of activity include concessions and PPP projects, are also key contacts.