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

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.