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José de Carvalho Jr, Managing Partner

José de Carvalho Jr. explains the client benefits of the stable and highly experienced legal team at Carvalho e Natale Advogados.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Carvalho E Natale Advogados from your competitors?

Our global presence sets us apart from our competitors in Brazil. We have access to the collective knowledge of more than 1600 legal professionals located in over 70 countries. Our legal professionals have wide-ranging, in-depth experience and understanding of sectors, industries and markets.

Which practices in your member firm do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Our tax controversy practice will continue to grow over the next year, due in large part to our multidisciplinary capabilities in tax, accounting and judicial process.

What is the main change you have made in your firm that will benefit clients?

Our integrated service delivery capabilities, connection and collaboration with other Deloitte Brazil teams and resulting ability to serve as a one-stop-shop, is a differentiator for us in Brazil and a major benefit for our clients.

How is technology changing the way you interact with your clients and the services you can provide them?

Document analysis and document automation tools will evolve in the coming years. Significant efficiency can be achieved through use of these tools when those that can address specific client needs are put to use.

Can you give us a practical example of how you helped a client add value to their business?

We strive to build close relationships with our clients, to understand their business challenges. When a client needed help applying for and retaining tax certificates and clearance, we offered the help of two of our lawyers full time. This approach allowed client to comply with local tax regulations, mitigating significantly its tax exposures.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three year's time?

Clients need integrated legal services in order to reduce their costs. We aspire to double the size or our firm over the next three years, by increasing our headcount, client portfolio and revenues.

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