Federal Law No. 13,312, published last July 12, states that new
condominiums must install individual water meters in order to segregate
consumption per real estate unit and common are...
Marcela de Carvalho
and Sergio Ferraz e Opice
On July 1, 2016, Commissioner Cristiane Alkmin, of the
Tribunal of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), issued an
order calling back...
Roberta Danelon Leonhardt, Daniela
Stump and Julia Lenzi
It has become commonplace to say that Brazil is a country ranked with the greatest
biodiversity on the planet, accounting for 20% of all s...
Machado Meyer is one of the finalists in the 2016 TrustLaw Awards, an
initiative promoted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to recognize pro bono
projects more impactful, innovative and collaborativ...
Martins de Oliveira Amado, Patricia Yuriko Matsubara, and Raphael Augusto Lopes de Freitas
The Civil Code prohibits the provision of lex commissoria clauses, which consist of inserting a c...
Cristiana Rebelo Wiener
On April 7, 2015, the Brazilian
Securities Commission (CVM) issued Ruling No. 561, in order to standardize the shareholder?s
remote participation and voting in...
Elton Minasse and Isabela Moreira Vilhalba
Decree No. 8,771/2016, which
regulates the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet, entered into
force on June 10. It contains pro...
Lucas Sant′Anna, Eduardo Perazza and
Meyer has four new partners: Apoena Joels (M&A), Caroline Marchi (Labor),
Lucas Sant′Anna (Litigation and Public Law) and Renata Oliveira (Litigation and
Debt and Company Res...
Ana Bátia Glenk Ferreira and Ursula
Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) recently examined two cases
of abuse of the constitutional right to access the Judicia...
Renata Martins de Oliveira Amado, Ticiana Fonseca
Faviero and Nikolas Zara
With the enactment of the new Brazilian
Code of Civil Procedure (NCPC), piercing the corporate veil starts to be
Maria Flavia Seabra and Marina R.
It is no news that the current mayor has been
concerned with the development of an urban policy that can improve the quality
of life in São Paulo. His ma...
Eduardo Perazza de Medeiros and
Leandro Gouveia Felix
Although it has kept the limitation on the res judicata to the terms of the
decision that rules on the merits, in whole or in part, the n...
Taxpayers who are fined by the Brazilian Federal
Revenue Service may pay the ex-officio and individual fines together, according
to a new understanding of the Higher ...
The law firm acted
in three transactions awarded by international publications such as Latin
Lawyer and IFLR
Machado Meyer was recognized by Latin Lawyer for its
participation in transactio...
Maria Eugênia Novis, Ursula Pereira
Pinto and Beatriz Navarro Santos
On a judgment session on February 24, 2016, the
Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) Tribunal ordered Solvay to
Renata Oliveira and Maria Fabiana Sant′Ana
The main innovation of the Bankruptcy and
Reorganization Law was the introduction of court reorganization, which, under
the law, is applicable to ...
Carolina Tavares Rodrigues and Ana Paula Bressani
Young apprentices may be hired as provided for in Law No. 10,097 of
December 19, 2000, hereafter referred to as the "Apprentice Law",
which was r...
Telefônica Brasil´s transaction receives yet another award, this time
in the category of "Equity Deal of the Year": Machado Meyer assisted
Telefônica Brasil in a public offering of its shares worth ...
We are proud to share yet another accomplishment
that reflects the trust placed by our clients in the legal services we provide.
We have been recognized by Latin Lawyer for our
participation in t...
By Gustavo Silveira Vieira
The stare decisis doctrine, applied for a long time by the common law countries,
is expressed by the famous aphorism stare
decisis et non quieta movere ("what was decid...
Penteado and Tamiris Guimarães
On January 22,
2016, the National Agency for Waterway Transportation (ANTAQ) initiated the bid procedures for five new port
leases comprised by Stage I...
Machado Meyer was chosen as Brazil′s best
law firm in 2015 by Latin
Finance, one of the main publications on economics and financial markets in Latin America.
The firm was also recognized by...
By Maria Eugênia Doin Vieira and Lucas
In the disclosure of its report on the implementation of the
telecommunications sector public policies, the Brazilian Court of Audit (TC...
By Daniella Zagari Gonçalves and Vitória Mariotto Rolim
Starting on March 21, 2016, the legal entities taxed according the presumed
or arbitrated taxable income system must, irrespective of...
After much expectation in the private equity market,
the Brazilian Securities Commission - CVM submitted to public hearing, on
December 17, 2015, drafts of instructions
By Joana Gayoso da Silva Marcel and Ricardo de Sequeira
Article 163 of the National Tax
Code (CTN) provides that the payment
allocation method shall apply whenever the same taxpayer has, sim...
Renata dos Santos Bonet
We currently see new forms of relationship and interaction
between people. Conventional paradigms observed previously have been broken,
giving way to a new model of ...
Marcela Ortega Tavares
and Carolina Tavares Rodrigues
On January 1, 2016, the main changes introduced by Law No. 12,546/11
will come into effect, governing the tax relaxation on payroll. Amon...
On December 19, 2015, the winners of the fourth edition of the Ernani de
Almeida Machado Prize, a sponsorship offered by Machado Meyer to musicians of
the Youth Orchestra of the State of São Paulo, ...
Mario Graziani Prada, Paula Martins Ventura and
Carolina Stephanie Borges de Amorim
In July 2015, the Attorney General?s Office of the State of Rio de
Janeiro, bowing to the latest jurisprude...
Paula Soncini, Pedro
Vinicius Brito Eroles and Thais Helena Gobbi
The National Congress, by means of Decree No. 148, enacted on July 6,
2015, approved the text of the Convention Abolishing ...
In addition to being ranked Brazilian Law Firm of the Year, we have been recognized by LatinFinance for our participation in three winning transactions in the following categories:- Corporate Liabilit...
Adriano Schnur, Alessandra de Souza
Pinto and Renan Valverde Granja
October 14, 2015, CVM issued Ruling No. 569, which regulates the public
offering of Structured Operations Certificate ...
Carolina Rodrigues and Marcela
sick leaves must be closely monitored by companies, once the understanding by
the social security authority that there is a causal co...
Glaucia Mara Coelho and Paulo
Eduardo Leite Marino
Friday, a traditional American shopping event already made popular also in
Brazil, will once again be carried out by domestic compan...
again, Machado Meyer is among the best in all areas analyzed by the guide
IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate, 2016 edition. The firm is ranked as tier 1 in
the Banking, Capital Markets, M&A, ...
Luana Yoko Vieira Komatsu, Beatriz Sampaio
Barros and Carolina Arantes Vieira
primarily to encourage the use of debentures as a form of project financing in
the infrastructure sector...
Marina Estrella and Arthur Fontoura
statement is being heard from many citizens in Brazil, be it politicians,
lawyers or journalists, among others. The
political and economic context i...
leading publication on the economies and financial markets of Latin America, awarded
us, on September 30, the prize of "Best Infrastructure Law Firm:
Brazil". This award is a recogni...
In a ceremony held on
September 28, in the United States, Machado Meyer won the "Global M&A
Deal of the Year: Latin America", of American Lawyer, for its role in Telefonica′s
purchase of G...
On the night of
October 1, Chambers and Partners hosted the "Chambers Women in Law" award
for the first time in Brazil.Our partner in the
environmental law department, Roberta Leonhardt, was the win...
Due to our
participation in the pro bono project under the Citizenship Committee, we were
one of the winners of TrustLaw Awards, which, under the purview of Thomson
Reuters, recognized the most sign...
Gustavo Rugani and Guilherme Azevedo
Edited on July 31, 2015, Ruling No. 566 of the Brazilian Securities
Commission will bring important changes to the regulation of public offerings
Ivana Bomfim and Juliana Ribeiro
In the current economic environment, the acquisition of real estate of companies
under court reorganization may be a synonym of better prices. The sale of ...
It is now law. After much debate, Law No. 13,155 was
enacted, which creates the Modernization Program for the Management and Tax Responsibility
of Brazilian Soccer ("P...
Machado Meyer has helped to implement a project involving the
installation of photovoltaic panels in pacified communities of Rio de Janeiro.
This partnership was facilitated by TrustLaw, a Thomson R...
Gabriela Falcão and Kamille S. Florido
After four years of discussion with the market, on March 26, the
Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) issued Ruling No. 558, amending,
Guilherme Bueno Malouf and João Guilherme Soggio Gomes de Oliveira
Ruling No. 554, issued by the Brazilian Securities Commission, which introduces
the concept of "Professional Investor" and...
José Prado and Lucas Sant´Anna
The new stage of the Investment Program in Logistics (PIL), launched by
the Federal Government on June 9, has
brought opportunities to the infrastructure sector. With ...
Camila Leão Borges
On May 20, 2015, Decree No. 8,451/2015
was published, amending Decree No. 8,426/15, which had established the
collection of PIS and COFINS on financial income obtained by companies...
Decree No. 8,463/2015
regulated the tax measures relating to the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be
held in Brazil in 2016. Among them,
the decree introduced various tax exemptions applicable to the c...
Carolina Rodrigues and Murilo GerminianiAmong
all post employment restrictive covenants, the only one protected by Brazilian laws
is confidentiality: it is a criminal offense to disclose trade secrets...
Rodrigo Papaléo Fermann
The approval of the new Code
of Civil Procedure (CPC), which will take effect in March 2016, brings many
challenges to be met by those involved in the process. Marked by an em...
For the third consecutive year, Machado, Meyer,
Sendacz e Opice Advogados received recognition at the Americas Women in
Business Law Awards, by Euromoney, thanks to the efforts made by the firm´s "W...
Ivana Coelho Bomfim CVM Resolution No. 734/2015, published on March
19, has put an end to the discussion of whether or not a public offer of
independent units, property fractions or quotas of spe...
The Ministry of the Environment has announced
the extension of the term for all rural properties to be enrolled in the Rural
Environmental Registry (CAR). The initial term, ending on May 6, has been
Coelho, Renata Oliveira and Carolina Mascarenhas
Commercial Law Day, in its second edition, approved 10 new statements dealing
with a company?s crisis.
we can mention Stateme...
Diogo Ciuffo Carneiro and Lígia
Maria Hurga Mussi
Stating that contracts are designed to be respected does
not puzzle or sound strange to anyone. The question, however, is the ability to
Winners of the IFLR Americas Awards were
announced this Thursday, in New YorkMachado, Meyer,
Sendacz e Opice Advogados was elected the best Brazilian law firm in 2014, by
the IFLR Americas Awards, whi...
S. Gemperli and Marina R. Cavalli
In 2014, the City of São Paulo was awarded a new urban development and
policy instrument, the new Strategic Master Plan ? SMP, which defines the
We were named "Law Firm of the Year in
Brazil" by one of the most renowned financial law publications, International
Financial Law Review (IFLR).This is the sixth time we receive this recognition du...
Bardawil Penteado and Letícia Oliveira Lins de Alencar
By establishing the National Solid Waste Policy, Law No. 12,305/2010 has
brought undeniable progress to the legal treatment applicable t...
Lucas Scaff and Pedro Amin
The end of 2014 left an important legacy to Civil Aviation after the
expiry of the period for conversion of Provisional Measure No. 652, which regulated
the Regional Avi...
Renato Maggio, Karina Momose and André Esposito Gomes
The conversion of Provisional Measure No. 656 into Law
No. 13,097, on January 19, 2015, brought the Brazilian market even closer to Real
In 2015, the Women in Machado Meyer Program completes four years of
success, with many new features. This year′s work schedule will begin in March,
the month in which we celebrate Internationa...
Ana Karina E. de Souza and Felipe Furcolini
Ten years ago, PROINFA, a Federal Government?s program for the
development of alternative sources of power generation, was launched. The
program had an ...
Aiming to provide greater security to real estate lessors in lease
contracts with no collateral, in case of default of the lessee, Federal Law No.
12,112/2009 included item IX in Art...
Cellist Guilherme Afonso de Moraes Silva,
17, was the winner of the Ernani de Almeida Machado Award, which, for the past
three years, has provided musicians of the State Youth Orchestra with R$120,0...