Firm Profile > Machado Associados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Machado Associados
AVENIDA BRIGADIERO FARIA LIMA, 1656
11TH FLOOR
01451-918 JARDIM PAULISTANO, SÃO PAULO, SP
Brazil

Tax Tier 2

Machado Associados has established an excellent reputation for tax advice, particularly on the litigation side, where it is one of the leading players in the market. The firm is also noted for its consulting and advisory work, helping structure M&As, reorganisations and general compliance plans. It fields a strong team of lawyers and consultants with backgrounds in law, accounting and economics, which are based throughout its São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro offices. Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira and Júlio de Oliveira are both leading figures in the market. Other key members include Paulo Rogério Garcia Ribeiro in litigation, and Isabel Bertelotti, Ana Lucia Marra and Stephanie Makin on the consulting side.

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Testimonials

‘One important asset Machado Associados has is the ability to answer your questions in a few minutes. This has been very important to whom need to take a quick decision in tax matters.’

‘Quick and high knowledge of response, and available at all times.’

‘The deep knowledge of Mr. Julio Oliveira in indirect tax and the objective and smart counseling of Isabel Bertoletti are outstanding.’

‘Ricardo Silveira is excellent. Very client focused.’

Key clients

Natura Cosméticos

CCR

Wobben Windpower (Enercon Group)

Sanofi Aventis

Exceda Group (Akamai)

Philips

Colgate

DHL

SC Johnson

BDF Nivea

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Machado Associados impresses with its 'strong expertise' in international M&A transactions. The practice advises on a range of corporate transactions and non-transactional matters, including commercial contracts, corporate governance and disputes, and also benefits from the firm's well-established tax practice. Key names in the experienced team include Mauro Takahashi MoriRochelle Ricci, and Mirella da Costa Andreola de Almeida.

Testimonials

Strong expertise regarding international M&A transactions. Exceptional availability. Strong tax team to support M&A transactions.

The team is extremely cautious, meets the requested deadlines and has a lot of security in their work.

Most of the people with whom I interact in the office delve into the issues, pass on security and comfort to the client and always look for a way to make business really happen.

Mauro Takahashi Mori: truly available, straightforward approach, great mix of technical skills.

Key clients

CCR Group

Columbia Group

Buzzi Unicem

Líder Táxi Aéreo

AR Metallizing

Santista Group

Grupo Boticário

Listo Tecnologia

Promon Logicalis

dōTERRA Brasil

ArFrio

Machado Associados is a leading Brazilian law firm that has been working with the main areas of business law for 30 years. Following a boutique approach, the firm provides advice based on clients’ individual needs and goals. Its multi-disciplinary team comprises several lawyers who also have a background in economics, accounting and business administration.

Based on this distinguished profile, Machado Associados renders high-quality, comprehensive and differentiated services to domestic and foreign clients of all sizes, operating in virtually all industries, such as civil construction, cosmetics, chemical and petrochemical, energy and technology, services in general, pharmaceutical, finance market, foodstuffs, automotive, transportation and logistics, and regulated markets.

Having received wide market recognition since its foundation, Machado Associados and many of its partners hold some significant national and international industry awards, and have been highly ranked in several areas.

The firm: The firm was founded as a tax boutique in 1990, and relies on a team of more than 100 qualified and experienced professionals.

Machado Associados has consistently grown by expanding its team and diversifying its practices to meet clients’ needs. This growth has always been based on the values set out by the founding partner Jose Mauricio Machado: a strong team, unconditional dedication to its clients, and high-quality services provided in a responsive and efficient manner.

In order to better serve its clients, the firm has opened its own offices in Brasilia (2010) and Rio de Janeiro (2013), which are very strategic cities in Brazil.

Areas of work: The firm provides high-quality services in all areas of business law, such as tax/international taxation/tax litigation, contracts, corporate/M&A, foreign investments, import and export, labor and employment taxes, oil and gas, real estate and regulatory. The different practice groups work in a co-ordinated and integrated fashion to cover different perspectives of legal issues faced by clients.

Machado Associados has an outstanding tax team, one of the largest in Brazil, with approximately 65 professionals assigned, divided into five groups: direct taxes; indirect taxes; tax litigation; international taxation; and transfer pricing.

The firm has conducted several corporate/tax restructuring and M&A transactions in Brazil and abroad, involving major Brazilian and multinational companies.

International work: In order to better assist its clients in their projects and investments abroad and to assist foreign companies to settle and develop business in Brazil, Machado Associados has a solid relationship with the most respected law firms in all continents. Moreover, the firm is a founding member of the Latin American Tax and Legal Network – Lataxnet (www.lataxnet.net) – an alliance composed of first-tier firms in 20 countries in Latin America, and is also a partner firm of the international network WTS Global (www.wts.com). Focused on the tax and corporate area, WTS Global is renowned as a global leader and is represented in more than 100 countries.

Department Name Email Telephone
International tax and tax litigation Júlio M de Oliveira jo@machadoassociados.com.br
International tax and indirect taxes Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira rms@machadoassociados.com.br
Tax litigation Daniel Lacasa Maya dlm@machadoassociados.com.br
International tax and transfer pricing Ana Lúcia Marra alm@machadoassociados.com.br
Corporate and M&A Mauro Takahashi Mori mmr@machadoassociados.com.br
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Andre Affonso Terra Junqueira Amarante  photo Mr Andre Affonso Terra Junqueira Amarante Partner in the tax litigation area
Mr Eduardo Aramabile de Melo  photo Mr Eduardo Aramabile de Melo Partner in the tax litigation area
Mr Marcel Augusto Satomi  photo Mr Marcel Augusto Satomi Partner in the labour and employement taxes area
Mr Mauri Bórnia  photo Mr Mauri Bórnia Partner in the indirect taxes area
Mr Gabriel Caldiron Rezende  photo Mr Gabriel Caldiron Rezende Partner in the indirect taxes area
Miss Suzana Camarão Cencin  photo Miss Suzana Camarão Cencin Partner in the corporate and contracts area
 Ricardo Marletti Debatin Da Silveira photo Ricardo Marletti Debatin Da Silveira Partner in the indirect taxes area
Mr Fernando Farinelli  photo Mr Fernando Farinelli Partner in the direct taxes area
Mr Caio Fink Fernandes  photo Mr Caio Fink Fernandes Partner in the corporate and contracts area
Mr Rogério Gaspari Coelho   photo Mr Rogério Gaspari Coelho  Partner in the indirect taxes area
Mr Daniel Lacasa Maya  photo Mr Daniel Lacasa Maya Partner in the tax litigation area
Mr José Maurício Machado  photo Mr José Maurício Machado Chairman and Partner of tax practice
Miss Stephanie Makin  photo Miss Stephanie Makin Partner in the direct taxes area
Miss Juliana Mari Tanaka  photo Miss Juliana Mari Tanaka Partner in the indirect taxes area
Miss Soraia Monteiro da Matta  photo Miss Soraia Monteiro da Matta Partner in the indirect taxes area
Mr Raphael Okano P. de Oliveira  photo Mr Raphael Okano P. de Oliveira Partner in the tax litigation area
Miss Lana Patrícia Pereira  photo Miss Lana Patrícia Pereira Partner in the tax litigation area
 Paulo Rogério Garcia Ribeiro photo Paulo Rogério Garcia Ribeiro Partner of the tax litigation area.
Miss Rochelle Ricci  photo Miss Rochelle Ricci Partner in the corporate and contracts area
Miss Carolina Romanini Miguel  photo Miss Carolina Romanini Miguel Partner in the indirect taxes area
Ms Rosiene Soares Nunes  photo Ms Rosiene Soares Nunes Partner in the direct taxes area
Miss Mirella da Costa Andreola de Almeida  photo Miss Mirella da Costa Andreola de Almeida Partner in the corporate and contracts area
Mr Júlio de Oliveira  photo Mr Júlio de Oliveira Partner in the indirect taxes and tax litigation areas
Other fee-earners : 33
Total staff : 135