Mr Lucas de Moraes Cassiano Sant'Anna > Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados > São Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Public and Regulatory Law, Crisis Management, Infrastructure and Energy, Automotive, Construction, Life Sciences, Mining, Financial Services, Technology, Telecommunications




Lucas has extensive experience in public tenders and administrative contracts, concession of public works and services and public-private partnerships (PPPs), Administrative Improbity Law, Fiscal Responsibility Law and related matters. Frequently acts in modeling concessions, PPPs, contractual execution and disputes of a public law nature, such as arbitrations in contracts and construction, concessions, claims based on the Administrative Improbity Law, those before Audit Courts, Internal Affairs and other control bodies.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association. Member of International Bar Association. Member of International Union of Lawyers.


Received his LL.B and LL.M in Administrative Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Also received a LL.M in Law from Columbia University School of Law and post-graduate degree in Administrative Law from Brazilian Society of Public Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

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Lucas Sant’AnnaMachado 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.

Comparative Guides

Brazil: Public Procurement January 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Public Procurement laws and regulations that may occur in Brazil.
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