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Veirano Advogados

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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

Veirano Advogados attracts praise for its ‘deep knowledge’ in taxation. Its team is split between the firm’s offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Porto Alegre. Practice head Marcelo Reinecken and highly recommended partner Marco Monteiro acted for Microsoft Mobile in a lawsuit to suspend and annul a confiscation penalty regarding past imports; after challenging the case at the administrative level, the team was retained to represent the client in judicial proceedings and successfully obtained an injunction to suspend the penalty. Abel Amaro’s expertise includes indirect tax and customs, and Filipe Richter, Flávio Paranhos and associate Fabio Barichello have notable experience in tax litigation. Fabiana Macedo made partner in January 2018.

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