Machado Associados Advogados & Consultores


Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1656
11º andar
São Paulo 01451-918

+55 11 38 19 48 55

Key contacts:

Partner: Júlio de Oliveira
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Partner: Paulo Rogério G. Ribeiro
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Partner: Ana Lucia Marra
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Quick facts:

Team: 90 advisors, among which 50 tax advisors
Offices: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília
Networks: (a) WTS Global: member firm in Brazil. For more information check: WTS Global (b) Latin American Tax and Legal Network – LATAXNET: founder and member of the executive board. For more information check: LATAXNET
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish

Machado Associados - Brazil

Machado Associados’ tax practice has long been one of the most reputable in Brazil. The firm is proud to have a solid and impressive client list, mainly in the automobile, cosmetics, education, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors.

The partners and associates at Machado Associados have an in-depth knowledge of the complex Brazilian tax laws and the business of the clients, which allows the firm to offer efficient, strategic, and high-quality services.

Machado Associados has around fifty professionals in the tax department divided in five sub-areas: (a) direct taxes/transfer pricing; (b) indirect taxes; (c) tax litigation; (d) labour taxes; and (e) international taxation.

The headquarters are in São Paulo and there are offices in Brasília, and Rio de Janeiro.

Several of Machado Associados’ partners have a strong background in accounting, economics and business administration, which gives the firm an advantage in relation to both traditional law firms and accounting/consulting firms, making it regular for foreign law firms to consult with Machado Associados about tax matters in Brazil.

Machado Associados’ consulting practice continuously seeks to provide a unique and comprehensive approach to each case, combining an extensive experience and understanding of the Brazilian tax scenario with the careful analysis of the factual context and the goals of the clients, to deliver objective and accurate solutions to add value to their businesses.

The firm successfully advises the clients on disputes regarding tax matters, at both the administrative and judicial levels. Machado Associados´ lawyers take all measures against tax assessment notices and prepare and follow-up lawsuits to challenge tax collections or obtain the refund of taxes unduly paid. The team develops innovative legal arguments, capable of reflecting the most appropriate application of the tax rules to the clients’ businesses.

International Alliances

WTS Global: Machado Associados is the member firm in Brazil of this respected international network, which is strongly focused on the tax area and recognized as one of the worldwide leaders in the sector. WTS Global is headquartered in Germany and is present in over 100 countries. For more information check: WTS Global

Latin American Tax and Legal Network – LATAXNET: Machado Associados has founded LATAXNET in 2002. The network relies on 17 top tier law firms that cover the Latin America. Lataxnet allows Machado Associados, as an important differential, the possibility of executing projects simultaneously, quickly, and efficiently, throughout the whole region. For more information check: LATAXNET

Corporate tax matters:

  • Cross-border project management
  • Restructuring
  • Cost-sharing arrangements
  • Transactions
  • M&A
  • Financial services
  • Corporate taxes
  • Technology
  • Value chains

Dispute resolution:

  • Audit support
  • Pre-litigation
  • Litigation: Tax and Civil Litigation

Tax advisory:

  • Tax consulting
  • International tax advisory

Indirect tax:

  • VAT
  • GST
  • Customs
  • Supply chains


  • Transfer Pricing

Tax Litigation and Indirect Taxes
Júlio de Oliveira
Senior partner

Tax Litigation
Paulo Rogério Ribeiro
Senior partner

Direct Taxes, Transfer Pricing and International Taxation
Ana Lucia Marra
Senior partner

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Rio de Janeiro Office
Av. Rio Branco, 181 – Sala 3304
Rio de Janeiro/RJ, 20040-918
+55 21 3550 3000

Brasília Office
SHS. Quadra 06,
Conjunto A – Bloco A - Sala 808, Complexo Brasil XXI
Brasilia/DF, 70316-100
+ 55 61 3039 8082