Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1656
São Paulo 01451-918
Team: 90 advisors, among which 50 tax advisors
Offices: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília
Networks: (a) WTS Global: member firm in Brazil. For more information check: WTS Global (b) Latin American Tax and Legal Network – LATAXNET: founder and member of the executive board. For more information check: LATAXNET
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Machado Associados - Brazil
Machado Associados’ tax practice has long been one of the most reputable in Brazil. The firm is proud to have a solid and impressive client list, mainly in the automobile, cosmetics, education, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors.
The partners and associates at Machado Associados have an in-depth knowledge of the complex Brazilian tax laws and the business of the clients, which allows the firm to offer efficient, strategic, and high-quality services.
Machado Associados has around fifty professionals in the tax department divided in five sub-areas: (a) direct taxes/transfer pricing; (b) indirect taxes; (c) tax litigation; (d) labour taxes; and (e) international taxation.
The headquarters are in São Paulo and there are offices in Brasília, and Rio de Janeiro.
Several of Machado Associados’ partners have a strong background in accounting, economics and business administration, which gives the firm an advantage in relation to both traditional law firms and accounting/consulting firms, making it regular for foreign law firms to consult with Machado Associados about tax matters in Brazil.
Machado Associados’ consulting practice continuously seeks to provide a unique and comprehensive approach to each case, combining an extensive experience and understanding of the Brazilian tax scenario with the careful analysis of the factual context and the goals of the clients, to deliver objective and accurate solutions to add value to their businesses.
The firm successfully advises the clients on disputes regarding tax matters, at both the administrative and judicial levels. Machado Associados´ lawyers take all measures against tax assessment notices and prepare and follow-up lawsuits to challenge tax collections or obtain the refund of taxes unduly paid. The team develops innovative legal arguments, capable of reflecting the most appropriate application of the tax rules to the clients’ businesses.
WTS Global: Machado Associados is the member firm in Brazil of this respected international network, which is strongly focused on the tax area and recognized as one of the worldwide leaders in the sector. WTS Global is headquartered in Germany and is present in over 100 countries. For more information check: WTS Global
Latin American Tax and Legal Network – LATAXNET: Machado Associados has founded LATAXNET in 2002. The network relies on 17 top tier law firms that cover the Latin America. Lataxnet allows Machado Associados, as an important differential, the possibility of executing projects simultaneously, quickly, and efficiently, throughout the whole region. For more information check: LATAXNET
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