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Veirano Advogados, Abel Amaro, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

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Abel Amaro

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Veirano Advogados

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Tax & Customs, Information Technology & Communications




Abel Amaro is a regional Practice Group Leader for the Tax Practice, as well as, a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Amaro focuses his practice on tax consulting, tax planning, tax litigation and customs, routinely providing counsel to major international and Brazilian corporations. He is fluent in all aspects of the complex tax laws of Brazil and brings extensive experience from both the in-house and advisory perspective to his clients, which includes five years as senior tax and customs manager with a global audit firm. In addition to acting as tax counsel, Mr. Amaro advises companies on strategies to efficiently reduce their tax liabilities through effective tax planning.

Mr. Amaro represents companies at various stages of tax controversies, including administrative appeals, judicial and appellate proceedings. He has significant experience and success in dealing with the Brazilian tax authority and has developed strong relationships with judges in the administrative and judicial divisions/sections. Clients value his ability to assemble talented teams of tax professionals to handle all aspects of the clients’ tax needs efficiently. He is also active in training and developing the skills and knowledge of the Firm’s young tax attorneys.

Mr. Amaro’s early career experience includes time in-house working for General Electric (G.E.) where he was responsible for tax issues related to Brazil. While at G.E., he also gained invaluable experience handling indirect taxation issues. Formerly a senior tax manager at a global audit firm, and since 1990 a partner with major law firms, Mr. Amaro is adept at handling tax issues for companies in a variety of industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer products and hospitality.


Portuguese, Spanish and English.


International Fiscal Association (IFA)
American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Legal Committee, São Paulo
Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Legal Committee
International Bar Association (IBA), Tax Law Committee
World Services Group (WSG).


Post graduated in Economic Law, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1985
LL.B, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1980.



Within: Tax

The 'always extremely professional' lawyers in Veirano Advogados' tax department 'are open to work as a team' and are also praised for their 'rapid responses to client demands' and 'excellent litigation skills'. The team is split between four offices, and handles a range of transactional tax and standalone tax matters. Litigation highlights included João Agripino Maia's defence of Claro in a case involving the deduction of amortisation expenses of the goodwill paid for an acquisition. Practice head Marcelo Reinecken is 'an exceptional lawyer for complex tax litigation and consultation'. Abel Amaro is well versed in indirect tax and customs. Also receiving praise are Ian Muniz, Marco Antonio Monteiro, the 'highly committed' Ari Job Junior and 'young and talented lawyer' Filipe Richter.

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