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

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has a top-notch practice packed with tax specialists covering almost every corner of the market. The team’s transactional expertise includes support on domestic and cross-border M&A, IPOs and corporate restructurings, as well as advice on infrastructure projects and tax incentive schemes. It is also well stocked with litigators with experience of direct and indirect tax disputes at every level. Fernando Tonanni leads the well-respected team, which handles an even mix of contentious and non-contentious work. Key members include Celso Costa, Camila Galvão Anderi Silva, Raquel Novais, Bruna Marrara and litigators Daniella Zagari Gonçalves and Marco Antônio Gomes Behrndt.

Brazil > Wealth and succession planning

Wealthy individuals and family offices turn to Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, which is particularly strong in tax and corporate matters. Well regarded head of tax, Fernando Tonanni, leads the sub-practice. Other key practitioners include tax specialist Raquel NovaisFernando Colucci, whose broad practice encompasses succession planning and asset restructuring, transaction-related tax and tax disputes; and associate Carolina Mascarenhas, who advises on civil and family matters, both contentious and non-contentious.