Track record : Madeira Valentim & Alem Advogados has a solid tax litigation practice, known for its pragmatic approach. The team has also been praised for its international taxation capabilities. Albeit still young, the firm has an impressive client portfolio, including industry leaders, such as CSN, Maersk, Copersucar and Pirelli. They are currently handling several judicial and administrative tax disputes on the federal and state levels for its clients.
Differentiation : Founding partner Geraldo Valentim is the former head of tax legal at CSN, the Brazilian industrial giant. In 2017, the firm strengthened its team with a double hire from PwC. The extra help comes in handy for a department that has been tackling large cases lately. With a mindset of always putting the client first, MVA Advogados looks for custom solutions, tailored to the needs of each client, instead of relying on standardized approaches.