Coimbra & Chaves Advogados

Tax: South East: Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo Department

Brazil
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What the team is known for Recognised Belo Horizonte-based firm which is popular amongst local and multinational clients, who instruct the team in judicial and administrative fiscal disputes. Often represents companies hailing from the automotive, steel and mining industries before municipal, state and federal courts. Well equipped to handle issues involving both direct and indirect taxation, such as social contributions and ICMS mandates. Vallourec and Banco Volkswagen are new client wins.

Strengths One commentator admires "their ability to combine sophisticated legal theory with a practical market knowledge," and adds: "The qualified team offers complete solutions and I feel totally safe having them represent me."

Notable practitioners

Paulo Roberto Coimbra Silva comes recommended by sources for his strong academic activity and high-quality capabilities as a tax litigator. He regularly represents leading local companies and multinational players with a regional presence before municipal and state courts. One client highlights "his technical quality and in-depth knowledge of the steel sector," while another commentator describes him as "a very qualified tax lawyer and good communicator." He regularly deals with mandates involving social security contributions.