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Brazil Best Law Firms - Corporate Tax: Counsel - Ranking 2018

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Ulhôa Canto Advogados: Dynamic Firm with Strong Academic Background

Ulhôa Canto Advogados


Gustavo Brigagão, Christian Ulhôa Canto



Track record : With offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the firm has been working with blue-chip clients such as Credit Suisse, 3G Capital and Votorantim Participações S.A. In 2016/2017, besides being active in tax, the firm’s corporate team worked on numerous M&A operations, helping strategic and financial players to buy and sell important assets.
Differentiation : Ulhôa Canto was founded by one of the authors of the Brazilian National Tax Code, and he made sure to pass his expertise to the new generations of attorneys. The result is a firm that combines decades of experience with the dynamism that is required to thrive in modern days. The firm offers services for all facets of corporate law, developing pioneer and innovative solutions for its clients, through the collaboration between the different departments.
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Machado Associados - Household Name in Tax with a Growing Corporate M&A Practice

Machado Associados


Jose Mauricio Machado


8 partners, 4 counsel and 16 associates



Track record : Machado Associados team earned the trust of global giants, including Netflix and Sony Mobile. The M&A department gained great recognition in 2016, when it helped CCR close the R$ 4bn sale of Sem Parar – the Brazilian fast-track tolling system – to DBTrans a FleetCor Technologies company.
Differentiation : The professionals of Machado Associados have various backgrounds, with most of them holding degrees in accounting, business administration and economics, on top of their legal education. This is one of the reasons why the firm can maintain the excellence of its work, as the partners and attorneys can deeply understand the businesses of their clients. The department relies on the services of eight partners, four counsel and 16 associates.
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Watermann e Afonso: New Player, Building upon Experience

Watermann e Afonso Advogados


Gustavo Perez Tavares, Leonardo Watermann, Tiago Afonso



Track record : Established in 2017, Watermann e Afonso has managed to build a substantial presence in the market in less than 12 months of operation. The firm advises its clients on tax matters, attracting companies such as Aton E-Energy, ALA Serviços and Sugoi Incorporadora e Construtora, handling multi-million-dollar cases.
Differentiation : One of the team main’s characteristics is its personal approach to the clients’ issues: at Watermann e Afonso, every case is handled directly by at least one of the firm’s partners. Their close attention to detail and involvement in every project have set the bar high. Additionally, the multidisciplinary background of Watermann e Afonso Advogados allows its team to see a problem from many different angles, in search of innovative solutions to suit the needs of the client.
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