Afrânio de Melo Franco Avenue
290, 2nd floor, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
Number of advisors: 40
Network memberships: IFA - International Fiscal Association, IBA – International Bar Association, AMCHAM Brazil – American Chamber of Commerce, The British Chamber of Commerce in Brazil, Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada, Italian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Commerce Norway-Brazil, among others
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish
Ulhôa Canto was founded 60 years ago (in 1959) and is directly connected to the roots of tax law in Brazil. Its founding Partner, Gilberto de Ulhôa Canto, was one of the scholars to whom was commissioned the draft bill of what later became the Brazilian National Tax Code, which is still in force. Hence, Tax is the backbone of the Firm, from which other areas of business law later developed.
Not only does this feature differentiate ULHÔA CANTO from many of the other ranked Brazilian firms, but also makes Tax more than a mere department within the Firm. Indeed, our Tax practice is very broad and is conducted by a large number of partners, all of whom having developed their careers within the ranks of the Firm. In addition, these partners carry out business in an integrated fashion within sub-areas representing specific activities and types of taxes (Advisory, Administrative Litigation and Judicial Litigation, for taxes at the Federal, State and Municipal levels).
In this context, ULHÔA CANTO’s Tax team comprises 16 partners, many of them having a multidisciplinary background.
Our Firm remains as one of the key references in Tax Law in Brazil, participating in significant transactions in several business sectors and representing clients in highly complex issues before all the administrative and judicial court levels. As a business strategy, we focus on complex tax matters rather than the day-to-day activities of our clients, who usually seek us to deal with their most relevant tax issues.
Our clients do business in a wide range of sectors. In the past 12 months, the Firm has experienced growth in the Banking & Financial Services, Private Clients and Food & Drink sectors.