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Sacha Calmon - Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados

Tax: South East: Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo

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What the team is known for

Top-tier practice group with an outstanding track record in contentious matters. Instructed with a wide range of complex fiscal issues, including defences against infraction notices and administrative litigation. Well versed at representing clients in all the levels of the judiciary system, offering particular expertise before the higher courts. Clientele comprises leading players from the construction, cosmetics and automotive industries. Acesita Previdência Privada and Palmyra do Brasil are new client wins.

Strengths

A source believes that "the firm has a dominant litigation presence in the region," while another commentator reveals: "They deliver excellent services and understand the needs of the client's business."

A market commentator adds: "They are a very well-known player in Minas Gerais and their team of lawyers also produce relevant academic works."

Work highlights

Defended L'Oréal against an infraction notice filed by the State of Minas Gerais with relation to ICMS taxes.

Notable practitioners

André Mendes Moreira is singled out for his "particularly active practice representing companies from the telecommunications sector." He enjoys a strong track record dealing with tax contentious mandates and regularly represents clients in administrative cases at both state and federal levels, as well as before the higher courts. Another commentator goes on to assert: "He always produces high-quality legal materials."

Misabel Abreu Machado Derzi is applauded by market commentators for her strong academic background as well as her contribution to the legal sector. She has particular expertise providing legal opinions and maintains an impressive track record representing clients in tax-related mandates before the Supreme Court. One source says: "She is undoubtedly a reference."

"Brilliant" senior statesman Sacha Calmon Navarro Coêlho continues to be highly commended for his impressive contributions to the academia and expertise providing legal opinions. He also acts on behalf of regional and national companies in strategic fiscal cases before the superior courts. Market commentators further describe him as "a top-flight lawyer."

Valter de Souza Lobato possesses an outstanding track record representing clients before judicial courts, as well as a solid advisory practice spanning the full spectrum of taxes. He draws upon remarkable experience assisting corporate clients with defences against tax notices. A commentator reports: "He offers an excellent service in the tax practice area and understands the needs of his client's business," while another underlines that "he is very dedicated."

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Overview

Sacha Calmon –  Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados is a leading tax boutique in Brazil. One of its standout traits is the stellar academic background of its partners. The firm is well-equipped to provide advice on all tax matters. The team has outstanding expertise handling tax litigation, tax planning and direct taxation issues. It is able to provide advice on national and international tax matters and covers administrative and judicial tax litigation, consultancy and legal opinions.

SCMD is active nationally, having offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Minas Gerais, where it was founded. Sacha Calmon –  Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados has also a vast corresponding offices network, being able to cover the whole of the Brazilian territory with outstanding quality. 

Another particularity of the firm is the very low turnover in the team. Its clients know who they will speak to, they know their lawyers and their lawyers know them. Clients enjoy the safety and the trust these long-standing relationships bring to them.


Industries

Automobile

Construction

Education

Food and beverage

Healthcare

Mining and steel

Telecommunications

Tax: South East: Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo Department

Sacha Calmon - Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados

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Department location

Alameda Oscar Niemeyer, nº 119,

12º e 13º andares, Vila da Serra,

Nova Lima

Belo Horizonte - MG

Minas Gerais

Brazil

30320-540

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Tax: South East: Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo


André Mendes Moreira
Band 2
Misabel Abreu Machado Derzi
Senior Statespeople
Sacha Calmon Navarro Coêlho
Senior Statespeople
Valter de Souza Lobato
Band 1