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Brigagão, Duque Estrada - Advogados

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Partners: Gustavo Brigagão, Roberto Duque Estrada, Rodrigo Caserta, Eduardo Muniz, and Ana Cristina Assunção
Number of lawyers: 14

Firm Overview:
After decades serving as senior partners of prestigious and high-profile law firms in Brazil, Gustavo Brigagão and Roberto Duque Estrada joined forces with their teams and other partners to found a boutique law firm focused on excellence, efficiency, proactivity, and practical approaches regarding tax matters.

The firm’s name partners have been frequently acclaimed by national and international publications as references and leaders in their field.

Such expertise was gained from their recognised mentors Gilberto de Ulhôa Canto and Condorcet Rezende (for Brigagão) and Alberto Xavier (for Duque-Estrada), with whom they worked during the past three decades.

The firm seeks to provide excellence in services such as tax planning, general tax advice, and litigation. The firm also strives to deliver innovative and tailormade solutions to fulfill our clients’ needs.

The firm's professionals have wide experience in domestic and international tax matters relating to the direct and indirect taxation of various industry, commerce, and service sectors. This includes, but is not limited to, the following businesses: oil & gas, finance, sports, sharing economy, new technologies, steel, mining, telecommunications, e-commerce, electric energy, clothing, agribusiness, professional services, health care, real estate, and third sector projects. In a dynamic technology market, the firm’s members have been deeply involved with the tax structuring of new businesses in areas such as digital apps, fintech, e-marketing, and online-based software.

Furthermore, firm members have deep expertise regarding the tax structuring of major sporting events and were extensively and directly involved with the organisation and staging of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.

The firm also has a proven tradition in assisting HNWI (high net worth individuals) on strategic family planning – covering tax matters, succession, and corporate advice.

With offices located in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Brasília, the firm’s practice covers the entire country of Brazil. The firm also works in partnership with a wide network of foreign law firms based in Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Asia.  

Main Areas of Practice:

Tax:

The firm’s team has extensive experience in domestic and international tax matters. Its practice includes judicial and administrative litigation, consulting on any domestic taxation, advice on cross border transactions, tax planning, and estate planning.

Regarding tax advisory, issues submitted for the firm’s analysis are carefully handled with the close involvement of its main partners. The firm's goal is to produce world-class, innovative, and pragmatic solutions for its clients in all situations.

Regarding tax litigation, the firm’s practice covers representation of clients in administrative and judicial proceedings in all Brazilian states. This also encompasses a solid presence before the highest administrative courts (federal, state, and municipal taxpayers councils) and judicial courts (the Supreme Court and the Federal Superior Court, in Brasília).

A solid and intensive practice enables the firm to fully meet any demands in the field of domestic and international taxation.