In this chapter, 103 impressive tax lawyers are recognised for their excellence across a variety of issues such as M&A transactions, transfer pricing, contentious proceedings, regulatory matters and restructurings.
Most highly regarded
With 14 listings in this chapter, Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados stands out as a dominant player in the market.
Roberto Quiroga Mosquera is an “outstanding tax specialist” who is “among the very best lawyers in the market for corporate income tax and restructuring issues”.
Andrea Bazzo Lauletta comes highly esteemed for her “tremendously strong background in tax law” and excels as a “go-to for tax structuring and M&A transactions”.
Glaucia Maria Lauletta Frascino draws praise for her 25-plus years of experience representing domestic and international clients in complex tax disputes.
Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz is “revered for his transfer pricing expertise” and is noted for his wealth of experience advising multinationals on the tax aspects of private and public M&A transactions.
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados performs well with eight lawyers recognised here.
Raquel Novais maintains a stellar international reputation as a “market-leading lawyer” with extensive experience advising corporates in the natural resources and energy sectors on tax structuring matters and complex disputes.
Fernando Tonanni is a “phenomenal tax lawyer” with a “sensational reputation in the field of direct taxation and structuring work”.
Daniella Zagari comes highly recommended for her considerable experience handling tax controversies for clients across a broad range of industries including financial services, pharmaceutical and retail.
Marco Antônio Gomes Behrndt is a “splendid tax litigator” who comes highly sought-after by domestic and international corporations across an array of industries and sectors.
Mariz de Oliveira e Siqueira Campos Advogados earns four listings in this chapter.
Ricardo Mariz de Oliveira is a “renowned scholar and a respected lawyer” who is endorsed as “one of the very best tax lawyers in Brazil, particularly for income tax matters”.
Bruno Fajersztajn is an “extremely talented lawyer” with a profound understanding of administrative litigation proceedings and complex tax disputes.
The “excellent” João Francisco Bianco receives praise for his “remarkable knowledge of international tax law” and earns plaudits for his broad practice spanning tax advisory and litigation.
With more than 40 years of experience in the field, Elidie Palma Bifano stands out as an authority on corporate tax law and emphasises her longstanding practice on tax structuring and auditing.
Pinheiro Neto Advogados sees six lawyers highlighted.
Luiz Roberto Peroba Barbosa is a “consummate professional with technical excellence in tax law”. He stands out as a go-to for tax planning, structuring and litigation.
Luciana Rosanova Galhardo is a “truly terrific lawyer” with decades of experience advising clients on transfer pricing issues, capital gains tax and federal tax matters.
Giancarlo Chamma Matarazzo is lauded for the breadth of his experience, with sources noting he is “brilliant for tax controversies”.
From Advocacia Krakowiak, Ricardo Krakowiak is “The go-to tax litigator” who “always provides the highest quality services by applying his decades of experience and technical skill to cases”.
Leo Krakowiak is recognised as an “excellent name” thanks to his extensive experience litigating in landmark tax disputes.
Luís Eduardo Schoueri of Lacaz Martins Halembeck Pereira Neto Gurevich & Schoueri Advogados is a “terrific lawyer and professor” who is distinguished by his “extraordinarily sharp mind”. He is highlighted for his exceptional track record in high-stakes contentious proceedings.
Hamilton Dias de Souza of Dias de Souza Advogados Associados maintains a sterling reputation as “one of the strongest tax litigators in Brazil” and possesses a deep knowledge of public and administrative law.
Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi of Utumi Advogados is a “vastly experienced lawyer” with a “highly impressive tax background” making her “a reference for tax advice in Brazil”.
Heleno Torres Advogados’ Heleno Taveira Torres is an "exceptional tax analyst with significant books and opinions that have greatly contributed to the development of Brazilian tax law".
Ives Gandra da Silva Martins of Advocacia Gandra Martins is heralded as a “pioneer of Brazilian tax law” and shines “among the most well-regarded practitioners in the region”.
At Brigagão, Duque Estrada, Roberto Duque Estrada is a “market-leading litigator” who is always in demand for his profound and inventive approach.
Gustavo Brigagão impresses sources with his “unmatched attention to detail and insight into tax matters” as well as his “extensive knowledge of indirect taxes and complex contentious proceedings”.
At Sergio André Rocha Advocacia & Consultoria Tributária, Sergio André Rocha is a seasoned tax lawyer who “provides excellent legal opinions” and comes highly recommended for his broad international expertise.
Renata Emery from Stocche Forbes Advogados is a “top-tier tax lawyer” with two decades of experience specialising in tax litigation and planning.
Paulo Sehn of Trench Rossi Wantanabe is a “first-tier controversy attorney” with more than 20 years of experience representing clients in administrative and judicial tax litigation.
André Gomes de Oliveira with Castro Barros Sobral Gomes Advogados is revered for his in-depth knowledge of international tax law including transfer pricing and tax planning.
André de Souza Carvalho at Veirano Advogados is “highly visible in the Brazilian market” where he is “renowned for his tax advice pertaining to large-scale oil and gas transactions”.
At Advocacia Aires Barreto, Paulo Ayres Barreto is highlighted as a “superb lawyer” with an “encyclopaedic understanding of domestic and international tax law”.
Paulo de Barros Carvalho of Barros Carvalho Advogados Associados is “among the most prominent authorities on tax law in Brazil” and “stands out as a leader in the academic and legal field”.
Sacha Calmon Navarro Coêlho of Sacha Calmon Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados is a “true tax expert” who comes highly commended as a “first-choice for legal opinions in the mining industry and energy sector”.
Misabel Abreu Machado Derzi has amassed an immaculate understanding of Brazilian tax law through her “extensive academic background” and experience in complex tax disputes.
Júlio de Oliveira of Machado Associados is noted for his “remarkable expertise in tax compliance” and stands out as an “excellent choice for indirect tax proceedings”.
Humberto Ávila Advocacia’s Humberto Ávila is “certainly one of the most highly-respected names in the tax arena” and is hailed as an “excellent legal professor”.
At Lefosse Advogados, Gustavo Lian Haddad garners commendation for his “phenomenal tax planning work” as well as his “expansive knowledge of direct tax issues” and expertise in administrative litigation.