The Firm was founded with the objective of providing highly specialized legal services in fiscal matters, building true connection with clients, real relationships that over time can become more trustworthy by overcoming the challenges presented on the daily basis.
The Firm is located in São Paulo, strategically located next to the Federal Regional Court of the 3rd Region, the Federal Justice Forum, the National Treasury Attorney's Office and the Federal Revenue Office, which facilitates the day-to-day attendance of tax issues.
The Firm work in partnership with corresponding offices throughout the national territory, with foreign banks and with professionals from other areas of expertise aiming a multidisciplinary work, especially in the corporate and accounting areas.
The Firm is also noted for our strong experience on regulatory and taxes issues involving financial markets and representation of local and foreign mutual fund, asset managers administrators and institutional investors, in addition of practice in structuring private equity and venture capital transactions, advising on foreign exchange regulation, tax matters, structured transactions, capital markets regulation.
Industry sector expertise: Bank, financial Services, Private Clients, Individuals, Retail, Food and Drink, etc.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Tax Law: Tax advice to individuals and legal entities in matters related to taxation in Brazil and international tax projects. The clients retain the Firm for its performance in cases with relevant matter in higher courts (STF / STJ) and administrative (CARF, TIT, etc.). It also performs Fiscal Reviewing of practices in compliance with tax obligations, identification of possible contingencies and opportunities (credits recoverable through compensation or restitution). The Firm helps controllers and internal legal counsels to analyse and revise companies and financial institutions´ operations globally to find opportunities to be more efficient from a tax perspective. as well as helping restructure businesses and supply chain to be more effective from a tax perspective. The Firm helps identify alternatives, plan and implement restructuring, which may involve corporate restructuring in Brazil and internationally as well as restructuring of commercial and supply chains.
Banking & Finance: The firm’s Banking and Finance Practice represents clients in all aspects of financing transactions. Clients retain the firm to advise them in financing, hedging and structured financial transactions. The Firm implements structured financing transactions for real estate developments in Brazil, France and United States. The Firm helps financial institutions and fintechs to structure transactions for their clients and partners as well as treasurers of non financial companies to analyse their procedures to raise funding and hedge positions as well as manage cash globally to find opportunities to be more efficient from a tax perspective. efficient funding and hedging strategies as well as helping restructure businesses and supply chain to be more effective from a tax perspective. The Firm helps identify funding, hedging and cash management strategies that can be more efficient, helps plan and implement the alternatives as well as negotiate them with banks. Alternatives may involve corporate restructuring which is also implemented by the Firm.
The Firm is helping set up Fintechs and approve them with the Brazilian Central Bank.
The Firm is also known as specialist in Brazil in reviewing practices in compliance with regulatory obligations (FATCA/CRS).
INTERNATIONAL WORK: The Clients retain the firm due to its knowledge and competence to deal in international matters. The Firm handles several projects of structuring, restructuring and management of corporate structures globally and helps client set up international structures in a tax efficient matter, keep updated and grant compliance of corporate and tax obligations in several jurisdictions, revise and restructure existing businesses to seek for a better tax outcome globally, identifying opportunities, planning and implementing the restructurings. The Firm is part of a global network of law offices and uses this network to access information and implement projects. The Firm also deals with law offices out of the network. The Firm acts as project manager and counsel for Clients intermediating requests for opinions in several jurisdictions, making assessments and recommendations on a global basis.
Individuals, Private Clients, Banks, Financial Services, Heavy Industries, Technology, Retail, Distressed Assets, International Trading Retail, Automobiles, Technology, Software, Telecommunication, Retail, Food&Drink etc.Show more +
Cristiane has extensive experience in tax planning, corporate restructuring, tax due diligence and team leadership, having worked in renowned law firms focused on industries, investors and distributors. In addition, she has experience in the areas of wealth management, advising individuals, families and their businesses in matters involving tax, corporate, family and successions law, both domestically and globally.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Centro Universitário das Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU), a tax law specialist title from the University of São Paulo (USP), and an LLM in International Taxation from the University of Florida (USA). Cristiane provides tax consultancy services and leads our wealth management and succession planning practice.Show more +