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Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados

Tax: Litigation

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What the team is known for

Established firm Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados boasts a recognised tax litigation department frequently called upon by telecommunications, automotive and energy corporations to assist with an array of contentious mandates. Well versed in judicial and administrative disputes relating particularly to indirect taxes such as PIS and COFINS, ICMS and ISS. Additional capabilities handling direct taxes such as IRPJ and CSLL. BASF, SONDA and Ingeniería y Construcción Sigdo Koppers are new clients.

Strengths

A client appreciates the firm's proactivity, highlighting their ability to "anticipate problems and propose solutions."

Work highlights

Represented Siemens in a lawsuit filed to recognise the company’s right to not pay PIS and COFINS on financial income.

Notable practitioners

Head of department João Dácio Rolim represents clients in a diverse range of contentious tax mandates, including infraction notices arising from ICMS debts, as well as disputes relating to the incidence of PIS and COFINS and CIDE. A market commentator states: "He has a particularly strong presence in the energy and telecommunications sectors."

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Overview

Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados' Tax Litigation practice deals with complex litigations that demand deep tax knowledge and high qualified professionals. Among our clients are national and international companies from a wide range of sectors and industries, such as energy, oil, automotive, food and beverages, manufacturing, agribusiness, insurance, chemical, telecom and mining.

Our team is highly specialized in issues regarding VAT and Indirect Taxes, and is able to address all Brazilian indirect taxes, including their impact on the company’s cash flow, costs and risk exposure to additional tax, interest and penalties.

We represent clients before the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF) involving administrative tax litigation to ward off illegal tax collections, and also before Judicial Courts (regional and federal courts) to claim tax benefits and ward off illegal tax collections.

Our Tax Litigation practice has a deep interaction with our tax consultancy department, particularly in tax assessments claims before administrative courts, and leading cases before the Supreme Courts in VAT and corporate taxation.

Tax: Litigation Department

Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados

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Department location

R. Paraíba, n.º 550 13º e 17º andares

Savassi

Belo Horizonte - MG

Minas Gerais

Brazil

30130-140

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Tax: Litigation


João Dácio Rolim
Band 4