Mr Fernando Tonanni > 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 / Succession planning / Agribusiness / Energy / Retail and consumer / Telecommunications/ Financing and infrastructure projects




Head of Tax, Fernando is a tax specialist with strong knowledge of corporate law and extensive experience in advising international and Brazilian based clients in the tax aspects involved in their businesses. His focus includes tax consultancy, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, financial
transactions, transfer pricing and administrative litigation. He is a frequent lecturer in events in Brazil and abroad, besides being visiting professor of international tax law at Brazilian institutions. Fernando has previous experience in a wide scope of industries such as automotive, agricultural, banking, energy, investment funds, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, retail, services, and transports.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association. Member of Brazilian Association of Financial Law (ABDF), International Fiscal Association, International Bar Association and American Bar Association.


Received his LL.B. and a post-graduate degree in Tax Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and a LL.M. in International Tax Law from University of Leiden.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Fernando TonanniMachado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

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.