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

Work Department

Compliance and Integrity, Competition and Antitrust




Marcos joined Machado Meyer in 1999 and left the firm to serve as a Director and Chief of Staff at the Brazilian Development Bank (2009-2011) and as a Commissioner at the Brazilian Antitrust Authority (2011-2013). In 2013, after leaving the Federal Administration, Marcos returned to the firm, and has been very active in complex merger cases, antitrust investigations, compliance matters, and telecom regulation, both advising and representing Brazilian and International clients in connection with such matters before courts and regulators. An important part of Marcos work also includes extensive counseling in M&A and transactional matters aiming at addressing potential antitrust and regulatory concerns and devising creative structures and alternatives to cope with the corresponding potential risks. Marcos has been particularly active over the past years in sectors such as Health Care, Telecommunications, Ports and Logistics, Aviation, Construction and Engineering, Retail, and Regulated Markets in general.


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Commission on Competition Studies and Economic Regulation
  • Commission of Constitutional Law – OAB/SP


  • Faculdade de Direito da USP, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1997)
  • Faculdade de Direito da USP, Brazil (Master’s degree, 2002)
  • Yale Law School, USA (Visiting Scholar, 2005)
  • Faculdade de Direito da USP, Brazil (Doutorado em Direito, 2006)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Competition and antitrust

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados‘ highly regarded competition department has recently been particularly active in complex domestic merger filings, and also stands out for its capabilities in cross-border merger notifications. Household name companies also seek the firm’s representation in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations before CADE, and it is also establishing a practice in antitrust litigation, challenging the decisions of the competition authority. The team has considerable experience in cases involving the healthcare and energy sectors, and also attracts instructions from companies operating in the financial services, real estate and automotive industries, among others. Experienced competition law expert Maria Eugênia Novis advises on merger cases and investigations, as well as antitrust compliance and the competition aspects of commercial practices. She leads the department, which includes managing partner Tito Amaral de Andrade; public law, competition and compliance partner Marcos Paulo Veríssimo, and several active senior associates, including Ana Bátia Glenk and Érica Sumie Yamashita.

Brazil > Compliance

The combined compliance and white-collar crime practice at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is highlighted for its ‘experience, credibility, engagement and organisation‘. Its vast experience in corporate investigations sees it representing clients in sensitive investigations into allegations of fraud, unfair competition, cartels and environmental law breaches, among other matters. The full-service firm has a loyal client base, including in the banking and financial services sector, and the compliance practice’s strength sees it continuing to attract instructions from new clients across the technology, real estate, chemicals and mining industries. Juliana Sá de Miranda brought her white-collar and compliance practice to the firm in 2019, combining her expertise with that of anti-corruption, antitrust and crisis management partner Marcos Paulo Veríssimo, who also benefits from his previous experience at the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and competition regulator (CADE). Gisela Ferreira Mation and associate Gabriela Silveira Viana are also key contacts.