José Roberto Opice

José Roberto Opice


+ 55 11 3150-7080

Name partner at Machado Meyer acting in banking, finance and corporate law, Mr. Opice has extensive experience in M&A and capital markets. He has been a leading advisor in complex and innovative local and cross-border transactions in Brazil for over four decades, and is regarded as one of the most brilliant lawyers of his generation.


Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
International Bar Association (IBA)
São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP)
Member of the International Trade Committee of the São Paulo Trade Association.

Recent acknowledgments

Ranked by the Chambers Latin America 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 e 2020, in banking and Corporate/M&A, as Senior Statesperson.
Received numerous awards and recognitions over the years, including the Lifetime Achievement Awards by both Chambers & Partners and Latin Lawyer, as well as Senior Statesman in banking, corporate and M&A.
Recognized by Who's Who Legal in Capital Markets, 2017 edition.
Ranked among the most admired lawyers by Análise Advocacia 2017, in the area of ​​Commerce.



Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1968).
Southern Methodist University School of Law, United States (M.C.L., 1971).

Office experience abroad

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, New York (1971-1973).