Gláucia Mara Coelho > 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, Crisis Management, Corporate, Financial Services, Retail And Consumer, Wealth Planning, Corporate Litigation




Expert in the prevention and settlement of conflicts before the Brazilian Judiciary and public agencies (Securities Exchange Commission – CVM, Central Bank of Brazil – BACEN, Appeal Council of the National Financial System, among others). A PhD and Professor of Civil Procedural Law, Gláucia has extensive experience in very diverse types of legal disputes (including before the Brazilian Superior Courts), especially strategic claims involving high impact for companies. She also advises on matters of consumer law and product liability, assisting clients in negotiations with Brazilian authorities and representing their interests in class actions filed by the Public Prosecutor and other legitimate agencies (including for the execution of Conduct Adjustment Settlement). Offers in-company courses with emphasis on the reduction of claims and the improvement of internal case management. Her practice encompasses financial restructuring and bankruptcy scenarios, working for relevant creditors or potential investors interested in the acquisition of assets of companies in financial distress. Has substantial experience in the areas of retail, services, electronics, banking and pharmaceutical.


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP)
  • Center for Advanced Studies in Civil Procedure (CEAPRO) – (member of the Board since 2014)


  • Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (Doctorate in Civil Procedural Law, 2013)
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil (Specialist from the Advanced Training Program, 2009)
  • Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (Master’s degree in Civil Procedural Law, 2007)
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil (Lato Sensu Specialist in Civil Procedural Law, 2002)
  • Academic Merit: Laureate with the academic excellence merit by the Universidade de São Paulo, 2000
  • Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1999)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

(Leading individuals)

Gláucia CoelhoMachado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

The sizeable dispute resolution team at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is a solid performer in litigation at all levels in Brazil, including proceedings before the superior courts in Brasília. Recently, the team has been particularly active in cases involving clients from the mining, technology, start-up, pharmaceutical, banking and aviation sectors; bankruptcy and judicial reorganisations are also areas of strength for the department. Eliane Cristina Carvalho, whose fields of expertise include civil litigation, crisis management and preventive measures, heads up the practice with Gláucia Mara Coelho, who stands out for her impressive track record in high-stakes judicial and administrative proceedings. Corporate disputes are notable areas of practice for Ariana Anfe and Paulo Eduardo Leite Marino. Eduardo Perazza de Medeiros is another key contact, especially for contractual disputes, environmental class actions and administrative improbity claims.

Brazil > Life sciences

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados fields a multi-disciplinary group of lawyers to assist life sciences companies on regulation, litigation and corporate and commercial transactions. In other work, the team has also been providing advice to clients on the development of cannabis and tobacco products. Regulatory and administrative law experts Ana Karina Esteves de Souza and Laura Garcia de Freitas Souza jointly lead the team, which includes dispute resolution, consumer law and product liability specialist Gláucia Coelho.