One of the main core capabilities of our firm, our Tax Practice group has developed over the decades a profound expertise in advising our client's transactions and operations, guiding them on the peculiarites and complexities of the Brazilian tax legislation, and on how to legally grasp the opportunities that this environment offers to any business that operates in it.
We have assisted our clients in both inbound and outbound investments (with the support of our foreign friendly law firms), helping our clients to structure their operations in a way that achieves the minimal tax burden possible, always taking into consideration their short and long term goals.
We have also assisted clients in M&A transactions of all types, from medium size businesses to large deals involving US$ 1,5 Billion in tax credits.
We are proud to have in our Tax team professionals with diverse experiences and profiles, such as a lawyer that has been a tax partner for decades, won awards in legal surveys (e.g. Who's Who Legal) and led the Brazilian tax department of a large multinational, to another that has been appointed for two terms, as a judge, by a federal business association, to represent taxpayers in our highest federal administrative court.
We have assisted clients in many different corporate issues, from representing investsment funds in acquiring businesses in Brazil, to setting up and advising local operating companies for large multinationals on corporate matters.
Our Contracts Practice is composed of professionals that are not only expert in drafting and negotiation agreements in many diverse business situations, but that also pay attention to the specific main drivers and issues, from the client's point of view, in order to achieve the derised result, in what really matters, in the shortest timeframe possible.
Brazil has an intense litigation environment and local operating businesses need to understand its conditions and manage its associated opportunities and risks. Our lawyers have longstanding experience in tax, customs and commercial litigation, both in administrative and judicial courts, with one of our partners having served for almost a decade in our highest federal administrative court, ruling on cases related to tax and customs matters, value at billions of reais.
Our Litigation lawyers also have many years of practice representing clients on commercial issues, related to financing, debts, bankruptcy and Chapter 11.