Carlos Adolfo Teixeira Duarte is the founding partner of Teixeira Duarte Advogados. He acted as a lawyer for 15 years for the Royal Dutch/Shell group of companies, advising on various areas such as tax, corporate, contracts and litigation. During this period he led the tax department of Shell in Brazil and acted as international tax adivsor in Europe, supervising the tax funcion in operating companies in Europe, Latin America and Africa, as well as advising holding companies regarding their investments in those countries.

Carlos Adolfo has also acted as special advisor and Director for industry associations, helping them in the development and proposition of more efficient tax provisions and regimes for their economic sectors in Brazil. These efforts resulted in a more robust tax system, reduced evasion and provided a more leveled and fair playing field for the businesses operating in these sectors in the country.

Before founding Teixeira Duarte Advogados, Carlos Adolfo has acted for almost 15 years as tax partner in renowned Brazilian law firms, helping clients on inbound and outbound investments, as well as in major M&A transactions, involving tax credits of up to US$ 1,5 Billion. He has also been very active in tax litigation, defending clients on various administrative and judicial cases, as well as filing law suits that rewarded clients with millions of dollars of tax reimbursements.

Carlos Adolfo has lectured in national and international seminars and congresses, was elected in 2010 for the International Who's Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers, is a director of the Brazilian Branch of the International Fiscal Association, is a member of the Local Organizing Committee of the 71st IFA Congress in Rio de Janeiro, and is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Eletronic Tax Magazine of the Brazilian IFA Branch.


Languages: Portuguese and English

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