Mrs Cristiane Romano > Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados > Brasilia, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
BRASILIA DF, 70712-900

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution / Tax / Energy / Pension Funds / Impact Businesses / Oil and Gas / Financial Services / Technology / Telecommunications / Retail and Consumer




Specialist in the litigation practice, working in judicial and administrative disputes, especially before the Supreme Court and Superior Court of Justice, Administrative Tax Court (Carf) and regulatory agencies. A large part of her work consists in the strategy definition and conduction of high complexity disputes before these courts. Has previous experience in the areas of knowledge of pension funds, energy, food and beverage, automotive, banking, pharmaceutical, services, and retail.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar. Member of International Bar Association (IBA) and advisor of the Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados (Studies Center of Law Firm – Cesa). She is also a member of the Women Attorneys Commission for the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association.


Received her LL.B from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > City focus - Brasilia > Litigation

In Brasília, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has a well-established reputation for its expertise in private pension funds and regulated industries, including oil and gas, energy and telecoms. In addition to its notable strength in complex litigation at the administrative and judicial superior courts, the group is also noted for its track record in tax disputes, in which it often assists clients with proceedings before the Brazilian Federal Revenue Department. Practice head Cristiane Romano has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation and is especially sought after to handle cases before the Supreme Federal Court (STF) and the Brazil Federal Administrative Tax Court (CARF). Other key practitioners in the department include Diana Piatti Lobo, a specialist in administrative and judicial tax claims, and litigator João Vitor Luke Reis.

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados combines finance, M&A and contractual expertise with comprehensive power sector market knowledge. The group – which is also adept at handling regulatory matters – offers support to traditional generation and renewable energy players seeking assistance with energy auctions, acquisitions and dispositions of power assets, and the development and financing of electricity projects. The team is under the joint leadership of two partners: Ana Karina Esteves de Souza, whose areas of expertise include private investment in regulated sectors, administrative law and privatisations; and Brasília-based Cristiane Romano, who is recommended for judicial and administrative disputes involving the energy sector. Laura Souza, who is proficient in transactional and regulatory matters pertaining to the power segment, is another key contact. Regulatory issues, project finance and transactions taking place in the infrastructure space are among Paulo Machado‘s key areas of practice.