Rio de Janeiro

World Tax Reviews

Leal Cotrim Advogados

Leal Cotrim Jansen Advogados tax team specializes in oil and gas, energy infrastructure particularities. The firm has in-depth knowledge of civil, commercial, and contractual issues that commonly arise in connection with tax structures for the aforementioned industries. 

During the research period, the firm was a tax advisor to Transportadora Associada de Gás. It developed an innovative new contract model - the connection contract. This groundbreaking model, developed for TAG, sets a new standard for the Brazilian natural gas industry and has been approved by the Brazilian National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP). The tax team provided expert analysis of the tax impacts of the new connection contract and designing the best model to avoid tax risks and inefficiencies. It also provides day-to-day tax consultancy.

Client feedback

Very good knowledge and great ability to analyze some points related to Brazilian tax system, which is very complicated. At the end of the day, they provide good consultancy to TBG´s fiscal area.

They are very good at interpreting Brazilian tax legislation. 

NMK - Negreiro Moreira e Kiralyhegy Advogados

NMK is stationed in Rio de Janeiro. The tax department showcases professionals that can serve clients in all regards, given there is no separation in the department areas. Lawyers have a deep knowledge, both of tax law and accounting and corporate issues, which allows multidisciplinary advice in different perspectives (legal, tax, financial, commercial, etc.).

During the research period, the firm was hired to defend PetroRio against the tax assessment notices issued by the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service. Further details of other cases and clients are to remain confidential.

Novotny Ney Saldanha Pena Ponte Vianna & Corrêa Sociedade de Advogados

Novotny Advogados tax team with two partners and 21 associates that assist in both international and national clients, legal entities, or with individuals. The tax litigation practice encompasses the challenging of the constitutionality or legality of new taxes and tax raises, claims for refund of undue payments and offset requests, as well as the defense of clients against assessment notices, both in the administrative and judicial fields, in addition to the formulation of consultations and requests in connection with the recognition or establishment of special tax regimes.

During the research period the firm represented Associação Brasileira de Shopping Centers in the Proposal of Binding Precedent nº 22. Details of the case may affect the whole Brazilian real estate and shopping center industry.