Provided by Trench Rossi Watanabe
Trench Rossi Watanabe has a complete and stand-alone tax practice, being a market leader in all tax aspects of complex transactional work and corporate restructuring, including multijurisdictional restructuring projects. The Firm also has particular expertise in international taxation, which includes the developments of BEPS, State Aid, transfer-pricing, country-by-country reports, and use of tax treaties. This expertise allows Trench Rossi Watanabe to provide global tax solutions to Brazilian multinationals that are acquiring businesses and starting to invest abroad. The same applies for foreign multinationals with existing or envisioned business in Brazil.
The Firm also has a consolidated position on local and global transfer pricing matters. The practice group has been obtaining relevant and unique decisions on transfer pricing matters at both administrative and judicial levels of litigation and it is closely working in a pro-active manner on tax policy, aligning the Brazilian transfer pricing legislation to the OCED guidelines.
Additionally, Trench Rossi Watanabe is recognized in the market and before clients for its other tax practices, such as social security taxes, indirect taxes and wealth management, with teams fully dedicated to these tax matters.
Trench Rossi Watanabe is a well-known firm assisting domestic and international clients with a range of tax issues. Players from the technology, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries benefit from the team's ability to advise on the fiscal aspects of complex transactions such as M&A, corporate reorganisations and capital market operations. Its team of experts also have a solid amount of experience advising on the full spectrum of federal, state and municipal taxes, including PIS and COFINS, ICMS and ISS.
Partner Simone Dias Musa assists clients with the fiscal aspects of a range of corporate transactions, including IPOs and acquisitions. An interviewee attests: "She handles important corporate reorganisations and is active in important cases for domestic and international companies." A market commentator says: "She is a great tax lawyer," while another states: "She has a vast amount of experience handling complex tax matters in the oil and gas industry."
Head of department Clarissa Giannetti Machado assists national and multinational organisations with tax structuring mandates, with a market commentator saying: "She is a good lawyer who is very active in the field of income tax and transfer pricing."A client states: "She offers an excellent client service," adding: "She is receptive to hearing our goals and objectives and finding out how to maximise our chances of achieving them."
Adriana Stamato enters the rankings this year following positive feedback from both clients and peers alike. An interviewee says: "She is a brilliant lawyer with a noteworthy level of legal knowledge, in particular indirect taxes."A market commentator states: "She is technically very good and very focused on matters involving ICMS, PIS and COFINS."Another source highlights her expertise acting for players in the beverage and automotive sectors.