Araújo e Policastro Advogados


R Leopoldo Couto de Magalhães Junior, 758 - 4th floor
São Paulo, 04542-000

+55 11 3049 5700

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Partner: Sylvio Fernando Paes de Barros Junior
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Araújo e Policastro Advogados has built a reputation as one of the most respected full-service law firms in Brazil, with a long-standing reputation for excellence in various areas of legal practice since its foundation in 1962.

The firm has been successful in keeping its original goal: providing high quality legal services in a professional, innovative and practical manner.

The tax practice in both tax advice and litigation is one the core services of the firm.

Our tax team is highly qualified and remains headed by partner Sylvio Paes de Barros Junior, who has been systematically recognized for his solid tax knowledge over more than three decades of practice. He also counts with young and insightful lawyers known by their meticulous and hands-on practice with prompt answers to client’s needs.

The team provides a broad spectrum of services, which include tax litigation at the federal, state and municipal scopes and also tax consulting, advising Brazilian and foreign clients in industries such as industrial goods and services, infrastructure, energy, retail and technology, real estate, pharmacy, beauty etc.

The team also provides strategic tax planning and succession advice for wealthy individuals and family groups aiming at their full tax compliance and minimizing the tax burden over possible future gains and the estate’s transmission to future generations.

As per geographic alliances, the firm is a member of Nextlaw Global Referral Network, which gathers more than 280 law firms spread among more than 160 countries and has also built a long-lasting alliance with several local specialized partners for interdisciplinary transactions, such as M&A, business constitution abroad, among others, which may demand accounting, auditing or financial experts’ approach.

Corporate tax matters:

  • Cross-border project management
  • Restructuring
  • Cost-sharing arrangements
  • APAs
  • Transactions
  • M&A
  • Corporate taxes

Dispute resolution:

  • Litigation

Tax advisory:

  • International tax advisory
  • Tax consulting

Indirect tax:

  • VAT
  • GST
  • Customs
  • Supply chains


  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Food and beverage
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms