Pinheiro Neto Advogados


Rua Hungria, 1100
São Paulo
SP 01455-906

+55 11 3247-8400

+55 (11) 3247-8600

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Managing Partner: Alexandre Bertoldi
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Managing Partner: Fernando Meira
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Quick facts:

Lawyers: 351
Partners: 108
Languages : Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese

Pinheiro Neto Advogados is an independent, full-service firm specializing in multi-disciplinary deals, and was the first Brazilian law firm to focus on catering to corporate client needs. Over more than 75 years, the firm translates the Brazilian legal environment for the benefit of local and foreign clients.

With a straightforward approach and the ability to translate legal concepts into business language, the litigation team handles sophisticated cases before the administrative and judicial courts. As a problem solver, Pinheiro Neto works intensely to ensure a successful outcome to clients, being always willing to argue cases before first- and second-instance judges and presenting oral arguments, especially at the higher courts.

Pinheiro Neto has an extensive experience in landmark transfer pricing disputes in the administrative and judicial spheres. The firm has handled more than 50 transfer pricing disputes at the administrative and judicial courts, with favourable results for clients. Pinheiro Neto devises case-oriented strategies after careful consideration of transfer pricing calculations in each specific case, also obtaining injunctions and decisions cancelling tax debts or suspending their enforceability without the need of posting bond.

The firm also specializes in domestic and international tax planning, providing legal advice on a wide array of structures and on their tax implications, in particular to large multinational groups and their multi-jurisdictional activities. Regarding transactions, the tax and corporate teams work together to develop and negotiate the best and most efficient structure vis-à-vis its potential impacts on investments.

Pinheiro Neto also provides general legal advisory services on transfer-pricing matters, working on the assessment of tax inspections, tax treaties, implementing of APAs, MAPs, corresponding adjustments, interface with auditors (Deloitte, PwC, KPMG and E&Y), and related activities. This expertise is also explored by Pinheiro Neto in academic publications, webinars and several activities related to transfer pricing matters.

  • International tax planning
  • Economic modelling
  • Cross-border project management
  • TP policy design
  • Business restructuring
  • Business model optimisation
  • Audit defence
  • Audit support
  • TP risk management
  • IP management
  • Cost-sharing arrangements
  • Competition / anti-trust cases
  • Dispute resolution
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Controversy management

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