Hamilton Dias de Souza is a “a very experienced litigator” who ranks highly among peers thanks to his stellar work on tax planning and litigation.
Mr Dias de Souza holds a bachelors degree in law from the University of São Paulo (USP) (1966). He is an expert in tax law and finance, and holds a Masters of Laws with a concentration in economic and financial law from USP.
He is a member of the Institute of Brazilian Lawyers (São Paulo and Federal District); the legal committee of the Federation of the Industries of the State of São Paulo; the São Paulo Academy of Law; the Brazilian Academy of Tax Law; the advisory council of the Brazilian Institute of Ethical Competition; a council member of the Lawyers Institute of São Paulo State (IASP); and a member of the Superior Council of Law at the Commerce Federation of São Paulo State (FECOMERCIO). Moreover, he is a former president of the International Academy of Law and Economy, and a former professor of tax law at USP.
Mr Dias de Souza was considered a leading lawyer in Chambers Global (2002–2020) and Chambers Latin America (2008–2020). He was recognised in WWL Thought Leaders: Global Elite (2018–2020) and WWL: Corporate Tax (2013–2020). He was also highly recommended by Practical Law Company (2008–2014) and named one of the most admired lawyers by Análise Advocacia (2006–2016). He was nominated by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association as one of the best lawyers for tax in Latin America (2015–2016), has been selected as Lawyer of the Year 2019, tax law Brasília in Best Lawyers, and has been selected as one of the best lawyers in the tax category of both Best Lawyers: Brazil (since 2010) and Tax Expert Guide – Expert Listings: Latin America and the Caribbean (2015).