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Monteiro e Monteiro Advogados Associados

City focus - Recife > Leading firms Tier 3

With a strong presence in the northeast region in addition to offices in São Paulo and Brasília, Monteiro e Monteiro Advogados Associados often attracts domestic and international companies operating in the pharmaceutical, retail and automotive segments. The group is particularly known for its expertise in tax planning and litigation, with corporate and administrative matters also forming part of its offering. Bruno Romero Pedrosa Monteiro, Ana Karina Pedrosa De Carvalho and Augusto César Lourenço Brederodes are key contacts for tax planning and tax recovery disputes. Also noted is Fernando Mendes de Freitas Filho, who focuses on strategic litigation.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Romero Pedrosa Monteiro; Ana Karina Pedrosa de Carvalho; Augusto César Lourenço Brederodes; Fernando Mendes de Freitas Filho


‘The services and explanations about the processes were excellent. The negotiation was also conducted in an assertive way.’ 

‘I would recommend Augusto Cesar Lourenço Brederodes and Bruna de Cassia Miranda Bezerra Leite Sampaio.’

Key clients

São Paulo Union of Retailers (SINDILOJAS-SP)

Pague Menos

Association of Municipalities from the State of Pernambuco (AMUPE)

Dislub Equador Group

National Union of the Heavy Construction and Infrastructure Industry (SINICON)

FedEx Brasil

Richemont Brasil

Brazilian Association of Audi Vehicle Distributors (ASSOAUDI)

Raia Drogasil

Municipality of Cabo de Santo Agostinho (State of Pernambuco)

Work highlights

  • Represented Pague Menos in an action seeking recovery of PIS and COFINS contributions before one of the Federal Regional Courts.
  • Acted for Sindilojas-SP in a class action against the Brazilian Government seeking tax benefits after a decision of the Supreme Court, which concluded that gross revenue should not include the state VAT portion when serving as the calculation basis for PIS and COFINS.
  • Assisted Sinicon with various class actions filed over the last three years involving a collective amount of approximately R$2.5bn.

Founded in 1990, Monteiro e Monteiro Advogados Associados provides consulting services in Corporate and Administrative/Constitutional Law, mainly focused on tax litigation.

During its three-generation history, Monteiro e Monteiro has stood out from other law firms by conciliating legal knowledge with accounting and economic training, which allows agile decision-making on the most suitable litigation strategies, as well as accurate prognostics on the economic benefit of tax and corporate claims.

A history in tax litigation via collective suits: We are specialized in bringing the most promising tax theses to the collective sphere, representing various Unions and economic associations all throughout Brazil. Among the most relevant collective entities defended by Monteiro e Monteiro are the São Paulo Union of Retailers (Sindilojas-SP), the National Union of the Heavy Construction and Infrastructure Industry (Sinicon), and the São Paulo Union of Vehible Distributors (Sincodiv-SP).

Market leader on Municipal Law: Monteiro e Monteiro is one of the most trusted and tradicional law firms when it comes to the legal recovery of public resources. We are a market leader on the recovery of educational funds (FUNDEF and FUNDEB), as well as other relevant federative transfers, defending almost 1,000 municipalities against the Federal Government.

Individual tax litigation: Besides acting on the collective sphere, via Unions and associations, our law firm is also a strong player on individual tax litigation, acting both on the judicial and administrative phases of tax recovery. Relevant clients include Pague Menos S/A, Dislub Equador Group and Intercement Brasil S.A.

Administrative Law: It includes the preparation and analysis of administrative contracts, legal opinions and technical notes, legal counseling on administrative suits within the scope of State-level Accounting Courts (Tribunais de Contas), and legal assistance on public bidding procedures for the exploitation of public services.

Social Security Law: We represent various Municipal and State-level pension funds on its financial relations with the Federal Social Security Authority (INSS), mainly on the so-called compensações previdenciárias – relevant financial offsets tied to social security benefits.

Antitrust matters: It includes the most revant tools on repressive competition law, such as complaints directed to CADE (Brazil’s Antitrust Regulator) on anti-competitive behavior, legal counseling on cooperation agreements (TCCs) and leniency aggrements (Acordos de Leniência), and antitrust damage repair suits (ARDCs).

Latin America offices Brazil: Recife (head office), Belém, Brasília, Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Luís, and São Paulo.

Tax and Municipal Bruno Monteirobruno.monteiro@monteiro.adv.br81 99197-3840
Municipal Fernando Freitasfernando.freitas@monteiro.adv.br81 99198-0583
Tax Ana Karinaana.carvalho@monteiro.adv.br81 99191-3735
Tax and Municipal Augusto Brederodesaugusto.brederodes@monteiro.adv.br71 99162-0107
Tax João Carlos Chavesjoao.carlos@monteiro.adv.br81 98518-2338
Municipal Rachell Plechrachell.plech@monteiro.adv.br81 99841-6479
São Paulo office Bruna Mirandabruna.miranda@monteiro.adv.br11 97068-7812
Fortaleza office Rodrigo Santosrodrigo.santos@monteiro.adv.br81 98872-0590
Brasília office Ana Paula Santanaanapaula.santana@monteiro.adv.br61 99342-0297
São Luís office Filipe Câmarafilipe.camara@monteiro.adv.br81 99233-0302
Belém office Pedro Ferrazpedro.ferraz@monteiro.adv.br81 98954-5659
Salvador office Gabriel Monteirogabriel.constantino@monteiro.adv.br81 99600-8031
Rio de Janeiro office Daniel Leitedaniel.leite@monteiro.adv.br11 96352-0022
Augusto Brederodes photoMr Augusto BrederodesPartner
Filipe Camara photoMr Filipe CamaraManager – São Luís office
Caio Campos photoMr Caio CamposCo-manager – Belém office
Marcela Caribe photoMs Marcela CaribeSenior lawyer on Tax and Procedural Law
Rafael Carvalho photoMr Rafael CarvalhoCoordinator on Administrative Litigation
Ana Karina Carvalho photoMs Ana Karina CarvalhoPartner
Joao Carlos Chaves photoMr Joao Carlos ChavesCo-head of Tax Litigation
Pedro Ferraz photoMr Pedro FerrazCo-manager – Belém office
Fernando Freitas photoMr Fernando FreitasPartner
Daniel Leite photoMr Daniel LeiteManager – Rio de Janeiro office
Victor Lordsleem photoMr Victor LordsleemSenior lawyer on Municipal Law
Riviane Marques photoMs Riviane MarquesCo-head of Tax Litigation
Leonardo Marroquim photoMr Leonardo MarroquimCo-Head of Procedural Law
Bruna Miranda photoMs Bruna MirandaManager – São Paulo office
Bruno Monteiro photoMr Bruno MonteiroFounding Partner
Gabriel Monteiro photoMr Gabriel MonteiroManager – Salvador office
Danielle Pedrosa photoMs Danielle PedrosaCoordinator on Tax Litigation
Rachell Plech photoMs Rachell PlechHead of Municipal Law
Rodrigo  Santos photoMr Rodrigo SantosManager – Fortaleza office
Lawyers : 72
Total Staff : 130