THE FIRM

FOUR DECADES OF DECISIVE PERFORMANCE ON THE BRAZILIAN LEGAL SCENE
Founded in 1972, Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados is one of Brazil´s most renowned and respected legal firms. Operating harmoniously in all areas of the law, the firm offers legal assistance to both Brazilian and international clients, including large corporations in the most varied sectors of activities, financial institutions and government bodies.

In 2013, Machado Meyer was elected for the fifth time Law Firm of the Year in Brazil by the renowned British publication International Financial Law Review - which has been ranking the firm in the tier 1, according to its guide IFLR 1000, year after year. Over the last years, Machado Meyer was distinguished with the Client Service Awards and elected both Brazil Law Firm of the Year and Law Firm of the Year in all of Latin America by the most traditional international legal publication, the English Chambers and Partners. Since the launch of the Brazilian annual Análise Advocacia 500, in 2006, the firm has appeared though the years as one of Brazil´s most admired.

With offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and New York, Machado Meyer has around 350 lawyers. It is an office with global reach and has close ties with the principal legal firms of the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Pioneerism and leadership are the hallmarks of Machado Meyer. The firm has been involved in the main events forging the country´s new economy. In the 1980s, for example, it took part in the re-negotiation of Brazil´s foreign debt. In 1990, Machado Meyer took a decisive role in the recuperation of innumerable financial institutions within the scope of PROER (National Program for Restructuration and Strengthening of the Financial System). In the same decade, it took an active part in various privatization processes, in sectors such as mining and telecommunications.

The firm continues to be a protagonist in the Brazilian economic scene. Today, it participates actively in the consolidation of the country´s capital markets, in the internationalization processes of Brazilian companies, in the mergers and acquisitions that have taken place in Brazil and in large infrastructure projects. At the same time as being involved in large-scale operations, Machado Meyer also provides legal assistance to its clients on a daily basis. As a result of decades of work in the country´s principal business affairs, our lawyers are trained to take decisions that are intelligent, quick and secure; always in accordance with the highest ethical, technical and quality standards.