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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Tax: Litigation

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What the team is known for

Top-flight firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados boasts a revered tax department attracting praise for its exceptional ability handling strategic contentious mandates both before judicial courts and CARF. Multifaceted team demonstrates an impressive level of expertise representing corporate giants in disputes relating to IPI, ICMS and PIS and COFINS, as well as defending clients against tax infraction notices that may lead to criminal investigations. Prominent client roster comprises national and foreign players from the automotive, technology and energy sectors. Mercedes-Benz and Burger King are new client wins.

Strengths

A client applauds the firm's multidisciplinary capabilities, saying: "We prefer using Pinheiro Neto Advogados for complex mandates because of their strong expertise not only at tax matters but also regulatory issues."

Another source confirms: "They have a very diverse practice, handling both direct and indirect taxes."

Work highlights

Acted as co-counsel to Construtora Norberto Odebrecht in an administrative defence against a BRL4.2 billion tax infraction notice issued by the Brazilian Federal Revenue Office.

Notable practitioners

Giancarlo Chamma Matarazzo enters the rankings after receiving impressive comments from clients, with one of them saying: "He is an excellent lawyer," and adding: "He is one of the most skilled tax litigators I know." An interviewee describes him as "an accomplished practitioner with above-average know-how,"while another declares: "Whenever I work with him, I obtain a high-quality service."

Market commentators highlight Luciana Rosanova Galhardo 's multidisciplinary skills, with one of them saying: "She is a highly skilled lawyer who is capable of handling cases both before CARF and the judicial courts." A source attests: "She is focused particularly on social security contributions and direct taxes," while another adds: "She is very experienced and active in large goodwill amortisation and transfer pricing cases."

"Experienced" partner Luiz Roberto Peroba Barbosa remains highly regarded in the market due to his knowledge of a broad range of complex tax litigation mandates. One commentator says: "He is particularly active in indirect tax matters," adding: "He handles well-known contentious cases for major technology companies." Another interviewee adds: "He is good at conducting oral arguments."

Partner Tércio Chiavassa has experience representing corporations from the food and beverage, automotive and tourism sectors in an array of complex tax disputes, including those involving ICMS and PIS and COFINS. An impressed client says: "Tércio has a good understanding of our business and seeks solutions in a very pragmatic manner."Another interviewee values his multidisciplinary capabilities, saying: "Not only is he a good professional, but he also has a strong academic background and has published many articles."

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Overview

Our tax department is praised by its multi-technical knowledge, easy communication, responsiveness and client-centred approach, offering a unique excellence in service that covers administrative and judicial litigation. Our litigation team handles sophisticated cases before the administrative Courts, in all three levels of taxation (Municipal, State and Federal), with several different issues (transfer-pricing, direct and also indirect tax, social security, tecnology and customs). We also have a high specialized team to lead judicial disputes in all jurisdictions, also included Superior Courts and with notable participation in leading cases. We used to work in a very collaborative way with our clients, discussing together every and each strategy.

Tax: Litigation

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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Location

Rua Hungria, 1100

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01455-906

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Tax: Litigation


Giancarlo Chamma Matarazzo
Band 4
Luciana Rosanova Galhardo
Band 2
Luiz Roberto Peroba Barbosa
Band 2
Tércio Chiavassa
Band 3