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Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded practice with a strong track record in tax litigation. Talented team often assists companies from the food and beverage, banking and energy sectors with disputes in the administrative and judicial spheres. Comprehensive expertise includes providing legal opinions covering an array of direct and indirect tax issues, as well as advising on the fiscal implications connected with foreign financial investments. Regularly instructed on corporate income tax and social contribution mandates.

Notable practitioners

Highly respected senior statesman Carlos Alberto Ulhôa Canto receives plaudits from the market due to his longstanding contribution to the sector. A commentator describes him as "a brilliant tax lawyer and one of the greatest names in the field," while another attests that "he is a point of reference." An impressed interviewee further states: "He is a very reputable lawyer who is particularly good at handling direct tax mandates."

Senior statesman João Dodsworth Cordeiro Guerra remains well regarded by commentators due to his longstanding activity in the sector: "João is an important name in the tax scene," acknowledges a source, while another adds: "He is a historic point of reference." An interviewee further applauds his institutional importance, saying: "He is an excellent professional whose work greatly contributed to the success of the firm's tax practice."

Rodrigo Brunelli Machado remains active advising on matters related to corporate income tax, PIS and COFINS, as well as the fiscal aspects of corporate reorganisations. He is regularly instructed to assist financial, pharmaceutical and mining companies. Clients endorse: "We trust very much his advice because he is extremely up to date," adding that "he is pragmatic and straightforward."

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Overview

Since its foundation, taxation has been ULHOA CANTO’s main practice area, and most of its professionals have been considered, for decades, as leading experts in their field.

The founders of the firm, Gilberto de Ulhôa Canto and Condorcet Rezende, have significantly contributed to creating the tax system in force in Brazil. Indeed, in the sixties, Gilberto de Ulhôa Canto was one of the co-authors of bills which resulted in the Constitutional Amendment 18/65 and the National Tax Code (CTN). Through these enactments, for the first time in Brazilian law, general principles and rules governing the legal relations between tax administration and taxpayers have had general rules at the constitutional level and in supplementary law.

Since then, ULHÔA CANTO has been well known as one of the premier tax law firms in Brazil, participating in significant transactions in several business sectors and representing clients in very complex issues before all the administrative and judicial court levels.

 In the tax area, ULHÔA CANTO practices primarily in the following matters:

  • counsel on fiscal aspects of corporate reorganizations and company acquisitions, domestic and international tax planning and studies of specific tax issues for several economic sectors, such as energy, finance, telecommunications, oil and gas, infrastructure and financial markets;
  • all administrative and court proceedings before federal, state, and local government authorities regardless of the tax matters involved.

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Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

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Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco, 290, 2º Andar, Leblon

N. 51-18th Floor

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

22430-060

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Carlos Alberto Ulhôa Canto
Senior Statespeople
João Dodsworth Cordeiro Guerra
Senior Statespeople
Rodrigo Brunelli Machado
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