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Corporate Tax - Controversy 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Tácio Lacerda Gama sits among the foremost tax specialists in the field, respected by peers as "very good and active" in contentious matters, individual tax planning and taxation of regulated industries.

Biography

Tácio Lacerda Gama is specialised in tax law, with extensive experience in tax litigation and consultancy in domestic and international tax. He has significant expertise in tax matters relating to infrastructure, public concessions, startups, family succession planning, private equity funds, and cross-border transactions and investments. He is actively engaged in the main Brazilian tax issues and has led several prominent cases before supreme courts and the Administrative Federal Court. 

After developing a solid career as a tax lawyer, he founded Lacerda Gama Law Firm. He holds a PhD and a master’s degree from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), with a specialisation in tax law from the Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies (IBET). He graduated from the Federal University of Bahia Law School (UFBA).

Since 2000, he has built up a solid academic profile. Currently, he is a professor of tax law at PUC-SP and IBET. He has authored/co-authored more than 43 books on legal theory, with an emphasis on tax law. In the past 20 years, he has delivered more than 250 lectures at all the main conferences in Brazil and abroad. As a professor and adjudicator, he has sat on over 300 boards of master’s and PhD degrees. He also sits on the editorial boards of several specialist publications.

In addition, Tácio is president of the Tribunal Application Institute, and member of the International Fiscal Association; the Brazilian Association of Tax Law; the Geraldo Ataliba Institute/National Institute of Public and Business Law; the Brazilian Institute for Legal Infrastructure Studies; the Brazilian Association of Financial Law; and the tax law commission of the Brazilian Bar Association.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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