Brazil: Corporate Tax Expert Witnesses 2018

In this chapter we identify 11 individuals for their wide-ranging expertise and specialised knowledge in corporate tax matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Eliseu Martins University of São Paulo, São Paulo
2. Marco Aurelio Greco Pontifical Catholic University of, São Paulo

The University of São Paulo sees two experts recognised in this year’s research.
Eliseu Martins is a standout figure in the Brazilian market who is praised for his deep understanding of tax issues, particularly in accounting matters. One peer notes, he is “probably the biggest reference in accounting in Brazil”.
Alexsandro Broedel Lopes has extensive academic experience in issues relating to accounting, finance, tax and commercial law. He boasts a strong combination of knowledge in economics and law, making him a highly sought-after expert witness.

At the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Marco Aurélio Greco receives praise from peers who note that he is "a renowned name, really respected by the tax authorities" and praise his “highly respected legal opinions”.

The “very good” Humberto Ávila of Humberto Ávila Advocacia is an experienced expert noted for his in-depth understanding of tax issues as well as his ability to provide advice throughout the whole process of a trial.

Heleno Taveira Torres at Heleno Torres Advogados is described by a source as having “really deep, profound legal opinions on tax matters”. He is highlighted as someone who is “really sought after” for his impressive knowledge of tax issues.

At Barros Carvalho Advogados Associados, Paulo de Barros Carvalho is a tax specialist who boasts expertise in a range of matters from tax planning to working on appeals.

The “brilliant” Marcelo Natale at Deloitte draws praise for his wealth of experience in the corporate tax sphere and heads the firm’s business tax team.

At Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados, Breno Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos is widely recognised across the Brazilian market for the first-rate advice he delivers to clients on complex corporate tax matters.  

At Demarest Advogados Marcelo Salles Annunziata is well known for providing excellent tax advice to clients, most notably from the automotive industry where he boasts particular expertise.

Marcio Oliveira of EY is well known in the Brazilian tax market, with significant experience in transfer pricing matters. One source comments that he is "the best guy for transfer pricing in Brazil".

Silvio Simonaggio at Simonaggio Certeza Técnica is a standout specialist in the Brazilian market, boasting strong experience in providing testimony and advice on tax, accounting and economic matters.

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