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

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
SCN BLOCK 2, BUILDING A SUITE 904 A
CORPORATE FINANCIAL CENTRE
BRASILIA DF, 70712-900
Brazil

Work Department

Tax / Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution / Energy / Pension funds

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Memberships

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.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

The ‘very talented‘ dispute resolution team at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has a ‘great structure‘ and is ‘prepared to assist large companies in a range of proceedings‘. It is also praised for its ‘transparency‘ and ‘strategic view of disputes‘. The team is often retained by well-known companies in high-stakes litigation. A case in point was its counsel to Petrobras regarding an administrative dispute concerning an oil-and-gas concession agreement and an increase in attendant royalties subsequent to the unification of various oilfields; the team was led by Eliane Cristina Carvalho, Gláucia Coelho, Cristiane Romano and energy partner Daniel Szyfman. In internal developments, Eduardo Perazza de Medeiros and Paulo Eduardo Leite Marino were promoted to partner; both are recommended. Environmental law expert Roberta Danelon Leonhardt also receives praise.

Brazil > Tax

The highly regarded tax department at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is regularly involved in complex tax litigation and high-profile transactions. The already sizeable team saw organic growth with the partner promotions of Diana Piatti Lobo and Maria Eugênia Doin Vieira in 2018 and Bruna Marrara in 2019. In another move in 2018, tax litigator Leonardo Alfradique Martins joined the firm from Trench Rossi Watanabe. In a recent transactional tax highlight, a team led by Fernando Colucci advised PSP Investments on the tax aspects of its investment in Grupo Montesanto Tavares. The firm stands out for its Brasília office, where Cristiane Romano is a key contact. A cross-office team led by Romano and São Paulo-based Daniella Zagari Gonçalves has been representing Elektro in a lawsuit before the Superior Court of Justice concerning ICMS credits. The ‘outstandingFernando Tonanni is ‘knowledgeable, business-oriented, and hand-on‘. Other key figures include Celso Costa and Raquel Novais.