Firm profile submitted by Dias de Souza
Main Partners: Hamilton Dias de Souza, Anna Paola Zonari, Mário Luiz Oliveira da Costa, Hugo Funaro and Douglas Guidini Odorizzi
Total number of lawyers worldwide: 20
Established in 1967, the firm’s practice encompasses consultancy and litigation activities, focusing on public law issues, especially in the 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 objective responses, which are necessary for a quick and clear understanding of legal issues, as well as complex answers on matters requiring a more elabourate analysis or a legal opinion. The firm’s litigation practice is developed in both the federal and state judiciary courts, especially in the tax and economic 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.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: Tax litigation in both judicial and administrative courts, legal opinions related with fiscal issues and tax analysis in outbound and inbound transactions for individuals and corporations.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: 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 relating 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.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese.
CLIENTS: AMBEV, Audi, Bacardi, Azimut Yachts, Banco Volkswagen, BIOSEV, Bunge, Campari, Cisa Trading, Copersucar, Cosan, Cotia Trading, Electrolux, EMBRAER, Fibria, Huawei, Iguatemi / Jereissati, Jornal O Estado de São Paulo, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi / MMC, Natura, Nestlé, Oi, Pirelli, Positivo Informática, Prysmian, Raízen, Red Bull, São Martinho, Scania, Suzano, Volkswagen, Votorantim Metais and Zilor.