Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a Brazilian, independent and full-service firm specialising in multi-disciplinary deals, and was the first Brazilian law firm to specialise in corporate clients. Over more than 75 years, the firm translates the Brazilian legal environment for the benefit of local and foreign clients.
With clients in almost 80 countries, the firm has grown organically, and developed a distinctive, tight-knit culture, with a low associate-to-partner ratio. Its unique, democratic governance structure promotes transparency and consensus-building among the partners.
With a focus on innovation, the firm has kept its competitive edge throughout the years, and is widely hailed as a beacon of the Brazilian legal market. Also, Pinheiro Neto is an affiliate of Stanford Law School’s Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST), which supports cutting-edge research, teaching and programme development.
To remain as a valued strategic partner for its clients, the firm invests heavily in professional development, not only through strong on-the-job training, but also by means of the highly structured Pinheiro Neto Professional Development Programme, the first of its kind in Brazil. Pinheiro Neto encourages its attorneys to pursue international associate programmes and postgraduate studies (LLM, etc.) abroad. In addition, the firm’s lawyers can tap into the largest and most complete private legal library in Brazil.
Pinheiro Neto Advogados was the first Brazilian law firm to be certified as carbon neutral; the first Brazilian law firm to join the country’s largest social investors in the Group of Outreach Institutions, Foundations and Companies (GIFE); and the first Brazilian law firm to be recognised by the state of São Paulo diversity accreditation body (Selo Paulista da Diversidade). The firm’s pioneering pro bono programme has compensated professionals for their involvement in social causes since 2009.
The firm advises and represents both local and international clients in a broad range of sectors, including automotive, banking and financial services, construction and materials, energy and natural resources, environment and waste management, health care, oil and gas, real estate and technology.
The firm has correspondents throughout Brazil, and has developed close and solid working relationships with first-tier law firms around the world.
Garrigues Consultores Tributários is part of the Garrigues international network of law and tax consulting firms.
In Brazil, Garrigues operates exclusively in the tax accounting and consulting fields, and is the Brazilian Member Firm of Taxand, a global network of tax firms.
Garrigues, through a multidisciplinary team, focuses on international tax, deal advisory and M&A tax, as well as in complex tax consultancy for large and medium-size multinationals in a wide range of sectors. Moreover, Garrigues advise on corporate tax, indirect tax and value chain transformation, transfer pricing calculation, administrative tax controversy and wealth.
Our team has far-reaching and innovative expertise across the entire tax spectrum. The practice coordinates its efforts with other disciplines in the firm to provide the best team approach to each client matter. Also, our attorneys have vast experience gained in both private practice and government, including deep knowledge in the academic sphere of Tax Law, Constitutional Law and Financial Law, to mention a few.
The strategic litigation’s tax practice advises clients in trial and appellate proceedings with an emphasis in appellate litigation at the Federal Supreme Court and the Superior Court of Justice. Our team also has substantial experience in advising clients and business associations on strategic legislative proposals and direct engagement with public and private actors related to the Brazilian Tax System.
Our services include legal advice and specialized legal opinions addressing the applicability of Brazilian Tax Laws and the interpretation of these laws in foreign proceedings and legislation context. Our extensive experience in judicial litigation enables us to handle a wide range of matters involving municipal, state and federal taxes. Our partners have an exceptional ability to litigate in the trial of the most relevant tax discussions before the higher courts with a strategic view of all-important aspects involved in the decision-making process.
Moreover, as we have an established advocacy team, our work focus on developing a 360° strategy for each case. We are proud to say that our team has an intelligence process, which considers four different outlooks: social, economic, political and legal. Therefore, we have a broader view determined always to establish the best approach and strategy to defend our clients’ interests.
Our tax team is recognized for the keen ability and experience to assess the impact of judicial and political tax decisions in the legal, political and economic environments. The tax partners provide extensive critical analysis and advice on the preparation of position and engagement papers, with suggestions for improving strategic legislative proposals and direct engagement with public and private actors.
We are committed to understanding our clients' businesses and provide tailor-made solutions for a variety of situations, from business strategies to specific legal services applied in structuring transactions to mitigate succession liabilities and also our singular vision of the litigation and legislative procedures.
VRBF’s Tax practice is divided into two areas: (i) tax consulting (direct and indirect taxation advisory and cross-border transactions matters); and (ii) tax litigation on administrative and judicial courts regarding all tax matters (direct and indirect taxes). Customs is also practiced by the tax teams.
The teams have a deep knowledge about the tax rules in force and the Case-Law and some of the advisors have intense academic activities, what is reflected in the very sophisticated work they develop concerning complex issues.
VRBF tax team has another very important and refined skill which refers to working with free-trade zones and the Special Economic Zone called Zona Franca de Manaus, where one of the offices are located. Tax incentives are a core topic of VRBF’s tax practice.
Deloitte is a leading Tax consulting service provider in Brazil, relying on its experienced and market-recognized professionals, frequently quoted as ranking among the best in the country. Luiz Rezende is the Tax deputy leader at the firm. The firm is committed to helping clients leverage technology to design, implement and monitor tax functions. Deloitte’s tax applications are specifically developed to deal with the Brazilian environment and are aimed at helping clients comply with Brazilian legislation.
JLegalTeam is a young law firm, formed by experienced professionals in their respective practice areas and united around the goal of being great partners in achieving its clients' business goals. The firm provides specialized legal services related to tax, corporate law & governance, family & succession law, focusing mainly on companies and individuals, financial and non-financial institutions, investors, multilateral agencies, mutual funds, pension funds, insurance and reinsurance companies, startups and non-profit organizations.