Machado Associados - Brazil
Machado Associados’ tax practice has long been one of the most reputable in Brazil. The firm is proud to have a solid and impressive client list, mainly in the automobile, cosmetics, education, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors.
The partners and associates at Machado Associados have an in-depth knowledge of the complex Brazilian tax laws and the business of the clients, which allows the firm to offer efficient, strategic, and high-quality services.
Machado Associados has around fifty professionals in the tax department divided in five sub-areas: (a) direct taxes/transfer pricing; (b) indirect taxes; (c) tax litigation; (d) labour taxes; and (e) international taxation.
The headquarters are in São Paulo and there are offices in Brasília, and Rio de Janeiro.
Several of Machado Associados’ partners have a strong background in accounting, economics and business administration, which gives the firm an advantage in relation to both traditional law firms and accounting/consulting firms, making it regular for foreign law firms to consult with Machado Associados about tax matters in Brazil.
Machado Associados’ consulting practice continuously seeks to provide a unique and comprehensive approach to each case, combining an extensive experience and understanding of the Brazilian tax scenario with the careful analysis of the factual context and the goals of the clients, to deliver objective and accurate solutions to add value to their businesses.
The firm successfully advises the clients on disputes regarding tax matters, at both the administrative and judicial levels. Machado Associados´ lawyers take all measures against tax assessment notices and prepare and follow-up lawsuits to challenge tax collections or obtain the refund of taxes unduly paid. The team develops innovative legal arguments, capable of reflecting the most appropriate application of the tax rules to the clients’ businesses.
WTS Global: Machado Associados is the member firm in Brazil of this respected international network, which is strongly focused on the tax area and recognized as one of the worldwide leaders in the sector. WTS Global is headquartered in Germany and is present in over 100 countries. For more information check: WTS Global
Latin American Tax and Legal Network – LATAXNET: Machado Associados has founded LATAXNET in 2002. The network relies on 17 top tier law firms that cover the Latin America. Lataxnet allows Machado Associados, as an important differential, the possibility of executing projects simultaneously, quickly, and efficiently, throughout the whole region. For more information check: LATAXNET
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Finocchio & Ustra Sociedade de Advogados started with the dream to fill a gap in the State of São Paulo's countryside’s market and build a full-service office that could compete with the most admired offices in Brazil.
Focused on developing effective and reliable legal solutions, highly qualified professionals, and working closely with clients, we gained market share and currently have in our client portfolio national and international companies of all sizes, and from all business segments.
We have made investments in corporate governance and in our management model; such as our participation in the Partners for Excellence Program (PAEX) of Fundação Dom Cabral, which is one of the best business schools in the world.
With our future and the sustainability of the firm in mind, in 2019 we launched our innovation platform: Future in Us (https://www.futurein.us/en/), as we believe in the rapid and disruptive evolution of law. We also believe that the best way to get to know us is by understanding our ideology. Thus, we make every possible effort and initiative to daily incorporate it into our culture.
To be a benchmark firm, sustainable and timeless, in an ever-changing corporate environment.
To understand and improve our clients' businesses, delivering results through strategic, innovative, reliable, and effective solutions.
To fulfill our mission in an ethical and synergetic environment, developing people with respect and transparency.
We believe in and are guided by our values:
Mannrich e Vasconcelos' highly specialized partners, associates and consultants apply their legal skills to add value to and improve clients' businesses, in order to make the practice of law an instrument for sustainable economic development.
Our team assists clients in an efficient and customized manner, in search for strictly technical, safe and innovative solutions.
The tax team: