Rafael Bicca Machado

Rafael Bicca Machado

Practice Areas

Rafael Bicca Machado heads the corporate department and is responsible for the legal and strategic conduction of Mergers and Aqcuisitions, well as other commercial transactions, including the reorganization of companies and renegotiation of debts. He also has ample experience in complex corporate disputes (arbitration and litigation), especially in conflicts involving corporate operations.

  • OAB/RS 44.096
  • OAB/SP 354.406
  • OAB/SC 46.123
  • OAB/RJ 212.770
  • OAB/PR 72.967
  • OAB/GO 55.593
  • OAB/ES 32.956
  • OAB/DF 66.426
  • OAB/AC 5761
  • OAB/MG 208.828
  • OAB/PE 54.854
  • OAB/BA 69.138
  • LL.M, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (2007)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo (1997)
  • Courses in the Economics College, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1995)
  • Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2013, 2014 and 2015 – Ranked as a band 1 lawyer in dispute resolution in South Brazil, being praised by his “vast knowledge regarding legal matters combined with practical counselling” and as “a great strategist, who understands the worries of his clients.”. Further, clients said “He has been handling arbitration cases for us in such a competent way, and it’s a good example of the technical excellence of the firm”.
  • Legal 500: Latin America 2012, 2013 and 2014 – Recommended in the area of Corporate/M&A, being mentioned as an “extremely competent and solid” professional. In addition, he received praise for the practice in litigation as a professional who shows a “vast knowledge”.
  • Best Lawyers in Brazil 2014 – Rafael Bicca Machado was included in the practice areas of: Arbitration and Mediation and Corporate and M&A Law.
  • The corporate arbitration in Brazil – an analysis through the new economic sociology of law. Livraria do Advogado, (2009)
  • The Social Function of the Law. Quartier Latin (2009)
  • Arbitration in Brazil – Relevant Legal Aspects (coordinator). Quartier Latin (2008)
  • Special Appeal – Doctrine, Jurisprudence, and Practice. Quartier Latin (2005)
  • Brazilian Sanitary Law (coauthor). Quartier Latin (2004)
Book Chapter
  • Civil procedure and arbitration. Introduction to Brazilian law. Wolters Kluwer (2011)
  • The “social function” of the law in the systemic perspective of Talcott. Quartier Latin (2009)
  • Economic analysis of civil procedure. Law and Economics in Brazil
  • (Org. Luciano Timm), Atlas (2014)
  • Brazilian Bar Association (RS, SP, SC, RJ, PR, GO, ES, DF, AC, MG, PE, BA)
  • Special Arbitration Commission of the OAB/RS
  • Member of the Directing Counsel of the OAB/RS Arbitration Chamber
  • Portuguese Bar Association – Lisbon (OAP 62546L)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (fluent)

CMT Lawyers occupies a prominent and leading position in the area of ​​business law, with a growing presence and distinction in the main business centers of the country, recognized by the main national and international publications of law firm rankings, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Análise Advocacia and Chambers & Partners as one of the best law firms in the south of the country in business law.


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