Mr Geraldo Valentim Neto > Madeira, Valentim & Alem Advogados (MVA) > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Madeira, Valentim & Alem Advogados (MVA)
VILA OLIMPIA, CEP: 04552-020

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Founding Partner and Head of the Tax Area of MVA Advogados (Madeira, Valentim & Gallardo Advogados)


Geraldo Valentim Neto has extensive experience in Brazilian taxation and tax controversy. He represents Brazilian and foreign companies in complex tax matters at the administrative and judicial levels (Tax Litigation) and advises clients regarding the Brazilian tax impacts on domestic and international (cross-border/foreign trade) transactions, including social security (Tax Consulting).

Geraldo Valentim Neto has more than 20 years of experience in the tax area and has expertise in tax litigation and tax consulting with respect to taxation at the federal, state and municipal levels, customs issues and requests before the competent authorities on tax law matters.

Geraldo Valentim Neto is a lecturer and author of several articles about Brazilian tax issues[1]. He represented Brazil as a speaker in the 68th IFA (International Fiscal Association) Congress in 2014 in Mumbai (India) speaking about recent developments in international taxation and has been appointed by companies as one of the most admired tax lawyers in Brazil[2].


[1] Such as the following (among others): (i) Coordinator and Author of “Taxation of Cooperatives before The Administrative Council of Tax Appeals” (MP, 2014); (ii) “PIS and COFINS taxes on Cost Sharing Structures”; (iii) “Taxation of profits of foreign subsidiaries – Capital Reduction and Delivery of Corporate Interest: non-assessment of Brazilian income tax and social contribution”; (iv) “The Allocation of Tax Jurisdiction on Cross-Border Services Transactions: The Brazilian Case” (Thomson Reuters); (v) honorable mention granted by the IBA Tax Committee (Auckland/New Zealand) for the article “The Brazilian CIDE Tax and International Software License Agreements”; etc.

[2]  E.g., Leaders League 2018 Edition, Revista Análise Advocacia 500, among others. 


Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-SP), Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), Member of the Brazilian Tax Law Institute (IBDT), Former member of the 1st Section of the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF).


Master (LL.M) in International Business Law from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Post-Graduation in Tax Law and a LL.B from The Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax

Boutique firm Madeira, Valentim & Alem Advogados (MVA) acts for domestic and international clients and is notable for its tax litigation practice. Geraldo Valentim Neto heads the team.