The Firm

Our law firm was established in 1990 to offer first-class legal services, with efficiency, security, and reliability.

Today we are one of the leading law firms in Brazil, highly respected in the demanding international scenario.

We specialize in the main Corporate Law areas, providing services to national and international clients of all sizes and economic sectors. Since the onset, we are acknowledged in the market as one of the leading firms in the tax area by our clients, peers and the most renowned international publications. Our excellence in the tax segment was extended to our other practice areas, which enjoy equal recognition and reputation.

We believe that our skilled work and our close relationship with our clients adds value to their business. We believe that Law is not a commodity. The provision of legal services is strategic and requires unconditional dedication, continual education and unrestricted respect of ethics. Developing safer solutions in an environment surrounded by legal insecurity: this is the challenge posed and that we took on.

We have an in-depth knowledge of our clients, their business and goals. We believe that our mission is to help clients grow, optimize resources, seek creative alternatives for complex problems, and carry on the best business in a dynamic world, full of opportunities and challenges.

Our team is comprised of professionals with superior technical capacity, with different academic qualifications, who work together to offer more efficient solutions.

We are headquartered in São Paulo, and we also have offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. We rely on the work of correspondents throughout Brazil and maintain productive relationships with the most distinguished international firms.

Thanks to our considerable international experience, we founded and are a board member of the Latin American Tax and Legal Network – LATAXNET, a network of first-class law firms that allows us to develop and monitor projects in all Latin American countries.

Our firm is also the Brazilian member of the international network WTS Global, headquartered in Germany. Focused on tax-related issues and recognized as one of the global specialists in the tax area, WTS Global operates in more than 100 countries.

Our firm is formed by a unique team of lawyers dedicated to our clients’ success. Many of these lawyers work at Machado Associados since its establishment.

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With representation in over 100 countries, WTS Global has already grown to a leadership position as a global tax practice offering the full range of tax services and aspires to become the preeminent non-audit tax practice worldwide. WTS Global deliberately refrains from conducting annual audits in order to avoid any conflicts of interest and to be the long- term trusted advisor for its international clients. Clients of WTS Global include multinational companies, international mid-size companies as well as private clients and family offices.

The member firms of WTS Global are carefully selected through stringent quality reviews. They are strong local players in their home market who are united by the ambition of building a truly global practice that develops the tax leaders of the future and anticipates the new digital tax world.

WTS Global effectively combines senior tax expertise from different cultures and backgrounds and offers world-class skills in advisory, in-house, regulatory and digital, coupled with the ability to think like experienced business people in a constantly changing world.

For more information please see: wts.com

Lataxnet is an international network cofounded by Machado Associados 17 years ago, formed by top ranked law firms that cover the region and have a strong focus in the tax and corporate areas. The network provides us the opportunity to work on and coordinate projects in every country of Latin America.

For more information please see: LATAXNET.