Pinheiro Neto Advogados


Rua Hungria, 1100
São Paulo
SP 01455-906

+55 11 3247 8400

+55 (11) 3247-8600

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Managing Partner: Alexandre Bertoldi
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Managing Partner: Fernando Meira
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Quick facts:

Lawyers: 351
Partners : 108
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese

Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a Brazilian, independent and full-service firm specialising in multi-disciplinary deals, and was the first Brazilian law firm to specialise in corporate clients. Over more than 75 years, the firm translates the Brazilian legal environment for the benefit of local and foreign clients.

Deeply specialized, our tax department is praised by its multi-technical knowledge, easy communication, responsiveness and client-centred approach, offering a unique excellence in service that covers administrative and judicial litigation, consultant advice, tax planning, transfer-pricing, direct and also indirect tax, social security, and transactional tax, especially for M&A and capital markets.

Regarding our specializations, with a straightforward approach and the ability to translate legal concepts into business language, the litigation team handles sophisticated cases before the administrative Courts, in all three levels of taxation (Municipal, State and Federal), and also judicial Courts.

We are also specialized in domestic and international tax planning, providing legal assistance in different structures and its tax consequences, in particular to large multinational groups and its multiple activities in several countries.

The team also works closely to the insolvency and restructuring area, assisting creditors, companies going through insolvency procedures and clients seeking opportunities to invest or acquire assets. Further, as a boosting industry, Pinheiro Neto became the leading firm in technology, which is supported by specialized attorneys.

Regarding social security, Pinheiro Neto has a qualified focused team dealing with administrative and judicial litigation, and advice on structure and implementation of remuneration methods, such as Profit Sharing Program, Stock Option Plans, and other models of contracting employees, directors and service providers, focusing on payroll taxation efficiency. The team also provides comfort to companies in judicial Pension Plans, the form of correction of reserves, as well as taxation on these amounts.

Compliance management

  • Business model optimisation
  • Economic modelling
  • Policy design
  • IP management
  • Technology services

Corporate tax matters

  • Cross-border project management
  • Restructuring
  • Cost-sharing arrangements
  • APAs
  • Transactions
  • M&A
  • Environmental
  • Financial services
  • Corporate taxes
  • Technology
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Value chains

Dispute resolution

  • Audit defence
  • Audit support
  • Competition/anti-trust cases
  • Dispute resolution
  • Pre-litigation
  • MAPs/ADRs
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Controversy management
  • State aid

Tax advisory

  • Tax consulting
  • International tax advisory
  • US Inbound
  • US Outbound

Indirect tax

  • VAT
  • GST
  • Customs
  • Supply chains

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

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