PRACTICE AREAS

Our work is developed in three major groups, comprising both direct and indirect taxes.

TAX ADVISORY AND PLANNING

We develop legal opinions to solve doubts related to the interpretation and application of tax laws. We have vast experience in domestic and international tax advisory and planning matters, resorting to treaties entered into by Brazil that allow for lawful tax advantages to Brazilian and foreign companies. Furthermore, we organize and participate in tax committees of companies, groups of companies, and trade associations.

JUDICIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TAX PROCEEDINGS

We operate in both Administrative and Judicial Courts, including Higher Courts, seeking the defense of our clients' interests in the event of tax assessment notices, writs of mandamus, declaratory actions, cancelation actions, tax enforcement actions, etc. Our professionals combine sound experience in judicial and administrative proceedings, and are fully qualified to represent our clients at federal, state, federal district, and municipal levels. Our firm has experience with repetitive appeals with the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) and with general appeals with the Federal Supreme Court (STF), representing companies and trade associations in the resolution of tax claims of domestic scope.

PRACTICE OF LAW BEFORE TAX-COLLECTION BODIES

Our practice involves working in connection with the Treasury Offices of all the States of the Federation and the Federal Revenue Office of Brazil in order to offset taxes, request refunds, organize contingencies for the issue of tax clearance certificates (CND), file inquiries, obtain the concession of special regimes and of tax incentives, etc. Moreover, we follow up on audits carried out by tax auditors, assisting our clients in audit procedures, with the delivery of documents, preparation of answers to tax summons, and other actions for the proper compliance with tax requests.