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Machado Meyer

Pre-eminent standalone practice



Machado Meyers well-regarded employment team is led by Rodrigo Seizo Takano in São Paulo.

The team services both national and multinational clients, and draws market recognition for its prowess in important labour disputes.

Machado Meyer has a very strong litigation practice.


Advisory work for the group spans contracts (including for foreign workers), crisis prevention and management in the case of labour audits or investigations into staff or executives, both long- and short-term compensation and benefits schemes, and health and safety. As part of its services, the team aids clients with the development and implementation of D&I policies.

The department offers further expertise in industrial relations. This includes support in negotiations with trade unions, and collective bargaining agreements.

In the transactional space, the team is adept at assisting with labour due diligence, international employee transfers, collective redundancies, and strategic planning.

The team can also represent clients in judicial and administrative proceedings. Its litigation experience spans conflicts relating to outsourcing arrangements, senior executives, and class actions.

Further support for clients comes in the form of training and webinars on bullying and sexual harassment. In addition, owing to the firms full-service offering, the group is able to draw on corporate, tax, regulatory, and compliance specialists to provide complete advice to clients.

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