Firm profile submitted by Dias de Souza
Established in 1967, the firm’s practice encompasses consultancy and litigation activities, focusing on law issues, especially tax, administrative and economic law areas. The firm is specialised in all areas of corporate and personal taxation, including estate planning, settlements and national and foreign company groups’ reorganisation. Dias de Souza provides objectives responses, which are necessary for a quick and clear understanding of legal issues, as well as complex answers on matters requiring a more elaborative analysis or a legal opinion. The firm’s litigation practice is developed in both federal and state judiciary courts, especially tax and economy areas, and involves personal follow up on proceedings at first and second instances, as well as at the higher courts, submitting briefs and oral arguments. In public law matters the firm’s performance has also been outstanding in proceedings related to social security law and cases involving civil liability imputed to government for losses incurred by private parties from economic plans, price policies, foreign trade restrictions, and so on. The firm is also well known for its practice in litigation proceedings at the State and Federal administrative courts. The firm specialises in analysing tax aspects for corporations setting up companies in Brazil and in interacting with federal, state and local governments to give rise to tax benefits and also adequate legislation in others taxes matters. The firm is also active in all international tax areas, including issues regarding to (re)structuring and finance planning, extending into the international sphere, for purposes of which it relies on professionals with international background and partnerships with renowned firms and institutions in various countries around the globe.
Chairman: Dr Hamilton Dias de Souza
Managing Partners: Dr Hamilton Dias de Souza, Dr Anna Paola Zonari, Dr Mário Luiz Oliveira da Costa, Dr Hugo Funaro, Dr Douglas Guidini Odorizzi
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 5
Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
With a highly specialised team of tax experts, the firm provides assistance in all different tax matters, examining the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, inbound and outbound operations and other transactions. The firm’s practice also encompasses tax planning and assistance to both corporate and personal income taxation.
The firm’s expertise includes both judicial and administrative litigation, related to all existing federal, state and municipal taxes. The firm has a great reputation among judges and counsellors and it is also very active in the Superior Courts, having successfully conducted many leading cases.
Work handled includes the conduction of judicial proceedings involving civil liability imputed to government for losses incurred by private parties from economic plans, price policies, foreign trade restrictions. The firm has also a broad experience on social security law issues.
AMBEV, Audi, Azimut, Banco Volkswagen, BIOSEV, Bunge, Campari, Cisa Trading, Copersucar, Cosan, Cotia Trading, Electrolux, Huawei, Iguatemi / Jereissati, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi / MMC, Natura, Nestlé, Oi, Positivo Informática, Prysmian, Scania, Suzano, Volkswagen, Votorantim Metais and Zilor.