Castro Barros Advogados

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Established Rio-based firm ably representing national companies operating in the telecommunications and retail sectors in infraction notices before administrative courts. Often undertakes disputes involving ICMS, PIS and COFINS issues, also acting in the judicial sphere at state and federal levels. Typical mandates also include tax consultancy and legal opinions.

Strengths A source says: "The team has a good understanding of the market and can offer legal solutions that work for the client's business operations."

Work highlights Assisted Casa e Vídeo with a lawsuit filed to recover ICMS credits paid to Rio de Janeiro state's tax authorities.

Notable practitioners

Clients impressed by
André Gomes de Oliveira
report that "he is a highly technical and experienced professional who strives to maintain a close relationship with clients." He often acts for telecommunications companies on contentious and non-contentious tax mandates at all levels. One market commentator appreciates his institutional importance: "He has very notable activity within the International Fiscal Association in Brazil."