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TozziniFreire Advogados

Tax: South

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What the team is known for

Prestigious local department benefiting from the firm's national presence and multidisciplinary capabilities. Remains a first port of call for clients seeking representation in sophisticated administrative and judicial litigation matters. Talented team routinely acts on cases at state and federal levels. Client portfolio includes major players operating in the retail, technology and banking sectors. Typical mandates include consultancy on preventive measures against double taxation, customs control and advice on transactional-related issues.

Strengths

Numerous commentators praise the client service offered by the department, with one source highlighting in particular the team's "swift response time when providing assertive advice." The same source concludes: "They always deliver positive outcomes."

A market commentator describes them as "a high-quality team of lawyers enjoying a well-equipped structure to act on highly complex matters."

Work highlights

Represented Rumo Malha Sul in a tax assessment filed by authorities with regard to ICMS tax allegedly due on fuels and lubricating oil used in an international transportation service.

Notable practitioners

"Excellent" Porto Alegre-based partner Gustavo Nygaard enjoys a remarkable reputation for his "outstanding performance in the local market, handling high-level contentious mandates and providing solid solutions." He impresses with a lengthy track record representing clients before tax authorities covering a wide remit of matters, including ICMS, PIS and COFINS, and ISS taxes. He regularly furnishes advice to players from the retail, technology and banking sectors. A client concludes: "He is a senior and highly intelligent professional who handles strategic issues."

Co-head of department Rafael Mallmann elicits praise from clients, who report: "He is always willing to understand our perspective and offers clear, timely and objective propositions," while another commentator highlights his "impressive knowledge and significant support on tax mandates." Mallmann often represents clients in administrative and judicial disputes related to the full range of taxes, in addition to assisting with preventive consultancy matters.

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Overview

Sound analysis of tax obligations is not just an essential element in business planning, but also a necessary tool in understanding a business’s competitive position and the viability of contemplated transactions.

We stand ready to offer our clients the best tax solutions for their businesses in Brazil or abroad, whether that involves identifying problem, proposing solutions, or highlighting opportunities relating to a business’s tax liability.

Our team deals with industry-specific tax issues across sectors such as telecommunications, information technology, energy, oil & gas, retail, pharmaceutical, and logistics. The tax group’s experience includes M&As, counsel on a wide variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, international trade, transactions in the financial, greenfield projects and capital markets, and asset planning.

Clients

Bsbios Indústria e Comércio de Biodiesel Sul Brasil S/A

Copobrás S/A Indústria e Comércio de Embalagens

Getnet Adquirência e Serviços Para Meios de Pagamento S/A

Grupo Vulcabras | Azaleia

Lojas Renner S/A

Paema Embalagens Ltda.

Processor Informática S/A

Sodexo do Brasil Comercial S/A

Tanac S/A

Vonpar Refrescos S/A

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Industrial Engineering

Private Clients / Individuals

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Transportation

Tax: South Department

TozziniFreire Advogados

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Department location

Av. Carlos Gomes 222

Opus One

5 andar

Porto Alegre - RS

Rio Grande Do Sul

Brazil

90480-000

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Brazil

Tax: South


Gustavo Nygaard
Band 1
Rafael Mallmann
Band 3