Mrs Eliane Cristina Carvalho > Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados > São Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Crisis management / Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution / Construction / Mining / Retail and Consumer




Eliane Cristina Carvalho is specialist in prevention and resolution of civil disputes, devoting the largest part of her time to commercial arbitrations, national and internationally. Besides, she has extensive experience in crisis management, having worked in critical and great proportion events, demonstrating skills to manage complex situations that, in addition to the strategical conduction of the disputes (arbitral and / or judicial) – in all instances and courts –, providing legal assistance to the client on the relationship with the public authorities for the development of creative solutions and alternatives for the settlement of conflicts, in order to mitigate the impacts of critical disputes on the clients’ business.


Portuguese, English and Italian.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association. Member of São Paulo Lawyers Association, Brazilian Arbitration Committee of ICC Brazil, CCBC’s Arbitration and Mediation Center, Arbitration Council of São Paulo and International Bar Association. Member of the arbitrators list of  Câmara de Conciliação, Mediação e Arbitragem Ciesp/Fiesp.


Received her LL.B. and post-graduate degrees in Contracts from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, post-graduate degree in Civil Responsability from Universitá di Roma and post-graduate degree in Business Administration from FGV.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Transport: Aviation

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has established a strong reputation in the aviation market. The firm’s clients range from major airlines like LATAM, through to leading banks and leasing companies. The firm regularly advises on aircraft leases and financings, and is also strong in regulatory and M&A. In addition, the team has a strong litigation arm, where Eliane Cristina Carvalho is especially active. Practice head Fabio Falkenburger and Marina Estrella are the main contacts for acquisitions, financings and regulatory advice. The firm also provides strong support to clients in the airport sector, assisting with airport concessions and related public law matters.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

(Leading individuals)

Eliane Cristina CarvalhoMachado 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 > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados fields a team of lawyers specialised in ad hoc and institutional arbitration, which stands out for its significant experience in international proceedings involving a range of jurisdictions, including the US, the Netherlands, Uruguay and Ireland. Its client base comprises new and longstanding clients operating in the oil and gas, banking, construction, real estate, telecoms, mining and pharmaceutical industries. The department is particularly skilled in corporate, commercial and M&A-related disputes. Co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho has recently been nominated as one of the Brazilian representatives of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC. Eduardo Perazza de Medeiros is not only engaged in arbitrations concerning banking, corporate and insurance disputes, but is also retained to lead advice on matters involving sports contracts. Recently promoted partner Gisela Ferreira Mation is a key contact for cross-border mandates.