Leaders League analysis
Founded in 1994, Sacha Calmon – Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados (SCMD) is widely regarded as an authority in Brazil in tax law. The firm is a tax boutique with offices in Belo Horizonte (MG), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), São Paulo (SP) and Brasília (DF), offering national coverage through a qualified network of correspondents over the whole Brazilian territory. When a case requires a multidisciplinary approach, SCMD works in partnership with other highly-recommended firms, that are specialised in other fields of law. The firm also works in partnership with top law firms outside of Brazil.
The office stands out due to its specialization in Domestic and Foreign Tax Law, assisting clients in administrative and court litigation and also issuing legal opinions on complex tax matters.
The legal staff of over one hundred professionals is led by the renowned professors Sacha Calmon and Misabel Derzi, the founding partners of the firm. André Mendes Moreira and Valter Lobato also have impressive qualifications and experience, which can be reasserted by their academic background and work experience in some of the country’s most prestigious law schools (both are also professors at UFMG, following Sacha Calmon and Misabel Derzi’s path).