International Tax Lax


The globalization of the economy led to a significant increase in international transactions among companies and individuals, mainly large investors. Cross-border transactions carry complex tax consequences that are triggered in Brazil and abroad. If more than one country is involved in the transaction, the commercial and legal relationship becomes more complex, and the presence of a professional who knows both the Brazilian and the foreign reality turns out to be even more crucial. Complexity requires personalized service, one of our most important strengths. The firm is staffed with internationally trained professionals to meet our clients’ demands abroad with the help of our international partners, such as international tax consultancy and planning, starting a business or a company in the United States – and other countries as well – M&A ventures, and other important transactions.

Similarly, foreign companies and investors, especially from the United States, rely on our expertise to assist them in their business in Brazil. We provide services in international tax consulting and planning, always seeking to improve corporate tax structures and reduce the overall tax impact on their inbound and outbound investment. Remember that Brazil has, if not the most complex, one of the most complex tax systems in the world, a high tax burden, and efficient agencies for assessing companies and taxpayers. Each operation of the foreign company or foreign resident intending to set up its business in Brazil needs to be carefully thought in order to minimize the potential impact that taxes will have on their economic effects. In this sense, it will always be essential to analyze the tax treaties entered into between Brazil and the countries involved in commercial transactions.


Our expertise also encompasses Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) deals to analyze the potential tax implications of various corporate movements and suggest solutions that can reduce their overall tax effect as much as possible. Given the recent development of the startups’ segment in Brazil, we can help early-stage Brazilian companies in order to follow their path of growth and internationalization safely concerning the structures to be adopted abroad and without undesirable Brazilian tax liabilities, frequently unseen and only discovered in the future in any tax audits. Our lawyers regularly publish and lecture on current and relevant tax issues, as well as participate in national and international working groups such as the Paraná Institute of Tax Law, the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law, the Ibero-American Observatory of International Tax Law and the International Fiscal Association.