Marcos Joaquim Gonçalves Alves

MJ Alves & Burle Advogados & Consultores - Brazil

Founding partner

+55 61 3771 8008

Highly Regarded




Practice areas:

Tax controversy

Marcos Joaquim Gonçalves Alves is a founding partner at MJ Alves e Burle Advogados e Consultores (MJAB), the first Brazilian law firm specialised in advocacy.

Marcos Joaquim has developed a solid career in the past 20 years by representing clients before the Brazilian High Courts, handling complex public law cases involving tax and administrative laws in particular. He has been successfully practising advocacy for the past 10 years and has dealt with a broad range of matters, from fiscal and regulatory issues to agribusiness and sports law. Marcos Joaquim is a regular speaker at tax conferences, a former professor of tax law and the author of several articles, chapters and books.

  • Represented a refinery company in a R$2 Billion matter regarding the taxation of the international acquisition of Oil
  • Represented a refinery company in a R$574 Million matter regarding the previous payment of the indirect tax system
  • Represented a renewable energy company on the solution of 22 years of litigation with the Brazilian Tax Authorities and approximately 300 judicial procedures

  • Corporate Taxes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Controversy Management
  • Tax Consulting

  • Construction and Materials
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Government and Public Policy
  • Oil and Gas

  • Founding member of the Tax Research Institute
  • Vice President of the Special Commission for Oil and Gas Law of the Brazilian Bar Association
  • Advisor to the Special Committee for Tax Law of the Brazilian Bar Association
  • Member of the Steering Committee of Government Relations of CESA (Brazilian Law Firm Think Tank)

  • Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo;
  • Specialization in Administrative and Tax Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo