In its rhythm of continuous expansion, these promotions strengthen the firm’s Litigation, Corporate, Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Tax practices

Machado Meyer Advogados announces the appointment of nine new partners. The promotions, which are effective as of January of 2022, include Fernanda Cury Messias, Guilherme Azevedo, Mariana Meditsch, Paulo Henrique Carvalho Pinto, Marcos Costa, Bruno Eduardo Pereira Costa, Paulo T. C. Machado, Fernando Munhoz, and Virgínia Pillekamp.

"Machado Meyer is committed to creating internal opportunities for the professionals already on our team. These appointments reflect the continued importance of valuing our professionals, coupled with the firm's good performance throughout the year. Our intention continues to be to offer intelligent legal solutions, with a qualified team of excellence, acting assertively to meet the needs of our clients," says Tito Andrade, managing partner of Machado Meyer Advogados.

From now on, the Corporate area has new partners on its staff. Fernanda Cury Messias specializes in banking and debt capital market transactions, project finance, syndicated transactions, and debt restructuring. Guilherme Azevedo specializes in structuring public offerings of debt and equity securities and structured finance. Mariana Meditsch performs advisory work in structuring M&A transactions, negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, investment agreements, shareholders' agreements, conducting due diligence, corporate restructurings, and advising foreign clients intending to begin activities in Brazil. Paulo Henrique Carvalho Pinto, a lawyer specialized in structuring corporate and M&A transactions, including the purchase and sale of equity stakes and assets, spin-offs, takeovers, transformations, mergers, and conducting due diligence. He also works with corporate law, succession planning, and advising foreign clients on investment and registration in Brazil.

The Litigation area now has Marcos Costa as a partner. An expert in civil procedure, consumer law, aviation, civil, arbitration, and corporate litigation, he practices in lawsuits, actions of great economic or business repercussion, arbitration, diagnosis of legal issues, preventive control of lawsuits, due diligence, contingency analysis, and legal opinions.

Bruno Eduardo Pereira Costa is specialist in real estate law and real estate business. He practices in agribusiness and agrarian contracts, in addition to having experience with transactions with real estate in general, structuring of real estate developments and subdivisions. He participates in the processes of real estate due diligence and risk evaluation in operations involving the acquisition and encumbrance of real estate in urban and rural areas. He is also active in crisis management projects and will be a partner in this area.

In the infrastructure practice, Paulo T. C. Machado has been appointed, whose specialty is project structuring, financing operations, and regulation of the electric power sector. His work involves all stages of the development, implementation, and operation of infrastructure projects, in particular the negotiation of construction contracts (EPC), the supply and operation of power sector assets, and the structuring of financing operations.

Finally, Fernando Munhoz is becoming a Partner in the Tax practice. He is an expert in administrative and judicial tax litigation, with extensive experience in conducting and managing strategic cases for domestic and foreign companies, with expertise in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, mining, and retail sectors; and Virginia Pillekamp, a lawyer specialized in indirect taxes, customs regulations, and who practices in various tax matters, such as implementation of enterprises in Brazil, corporate or business model restructuring, obtaining special regimes, administrative litigation, and preparation of formal consultations with the tax authorities, advising industries, commercial companies, and Brazilian and foreign service providers.


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Founded in 1972, Machado Meyer Advogados is one of the most respected law firms in Brazil. It offers legal assistance to Brazilian and international clients, including large corporations from the most varied sectors of activity, financial institutions, and government entities. The firm is present in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and New York.

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