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

(Leading individuals)

Lucas Sant’AnnaMachado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Singled out for its ‘high technical skills, understanding and mastery of public law matters’, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados fields a sizeable team of public and administrative law specialists, who are routinely engaged in high-profile litigation cases before constitutional courts and public authorities, and in the negotiation of complex PPP structures. The full-service firm is at the forefront of the public law market in Brazil, showcasing a strong track record in high-stakes administrative proceedings, public bidding processes, significant privatisations and concessions across an array of sectors, including energy, transportation, water and sanitation, and oil and gas. Recent areas of growth include advising winning bidders in contentious matters involving relevant public bids held by the government. Leading the practice is José Virgílio Lopes Enei, whose experience in public law spans more than 25 years. Lucas Sant’Anna stands out for his wealth of experience in regulatory matters, public works and administrative contracts, which are also core areas of activity for Rafael Vanzella. Pedro Saullo is particularly focused on the structuring of infrastructure projects, and partnerships between public and private sector entities. Jessica Suruagy Amaral Borges is proficient in concession agreements and investigations carried out by audit courts at state and federal levels.

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