Cunha Leão Advogados > Belo Horizonte, Brazil > Firm Profile

Cunha Leão Advogados
Av. Getúlio Vargas, 258 15º andar
MG 30112-020

City focus - Belo Horizonte > Tax Tier 4

The team at Cunha Leão Advogados offers support to local and foreign individuals, corporations and investment funds in non-contentious and contentious tax mandates. Clients in the mining, food and beverage, energy and steel sectors regularly seek the team’s advice on tax planning, judicial and administrative disputes, and corporate reorganisations. The practice is co-led by tax consultancy specialist Luiz Henrique Cunha and Fabiana Leão, who is singled out for her ‘extensive experience in tax litigation‘. The latter is a key area of activity for Danielle Victor, while Vinícius Torres excels in non-contentious matters, ‘helping clients identify risks and choose the best tax model for their business or transactions‘.

Practice head(s):

Luiz Henrique Cunha; Fabiana Leão


‘Every service requested from Cunha Leão Advogados is dealt with well, performed with precision and reliability. They stand out for their speed, clarity and accuracy.’

‘Cunha Leão Advogados stands out for its great team. They are talented people who have good communication skills, are proactive and focused on solving their clients’ problems.’

‘Luiz Henrique Cunha stands out for his creativity at finding efficient and safe tax consultancy solutions. Fabiana Leão stands out for her extensive knowledge of litigation, with strategic suggestions and experience.’

‘Cunha Leão Advogados is a law firm made up of experienced and renowned professionals in the Brazilian market. Despite being a young firm, the professional experience of the partners and their team is extensive and highly qualified. The knowledge and critical eye of the partners resulted in innovative solutions that met the interests of the client, generating great tax efficiency, with legal certainty.’

‘Luiz Henrique Cunha demonstrates great knowledge and experience in tax consulting. Fabiana Leão has extensive experience in tax litigation. Vinícius Torres demonstrated great knowledge of tax and accounting issues, helping clients identify risks and choose the best tax model for their business or transactions.’

‘Fabiana Leão, Vinicius Torres and Luiz Henrique Cunha are excellent at what they do. They are attentive, dedicated, and proactive.’

‘Cunha Leão provides a personalised service. The team, in addition to technical tax knowledge, has in-depth accounting knowledge. The firm is concerned with serving the client quickly, but always focusing on quality, both in tax litigation demands and in tax legal advice and consultancy.’

‘Danielle Victor: lawyer with in-depth tax knowledge and strong expertise in the litigation of tax contingencies.’

Key clients






Coelho Diniz Supermercado


M. Dias Branco


Luiza Barcelos

Work highlights

  • Assisted Arauco Indústria de Painéis with the recovery of improperly paid taxes, worth R$45m.
  • Advised Vaccinar regarding the company’s right to hold PIS and COFINS credits on the purchase of taxed inputs.
  • Advised Samarco on its right to offset PIS/COFINS credits.

Based in Belo Horizonte, Cunha Leão Advogados provides legal services in the main areas of tax law, at both consulting and litigation levels. Our team is composed of professionals with solid backgrounds acquired in renowned firms of Belo Horizonte and São Paulo. We assist both individuals and companies, advising Brazilian and foreign clients, especially medium and large corporations, investment funds.

We offer customized solutions that meet the specificities of each business. We handle from day-to-day matters to complex cases, with efficiency and transparency, aiming to build long-term partnerships. With a deep understanding of the complex and ever-changing tax landscape, we are well-equipped to help clients navigate a wide range of issues, including tax planning, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, investments abroad, succession planning, tax credit recovery, tax reviews and tax modeling.

The proximity with the client, the knowledge of its business and the multitask background, allied to the maximum attention and availability of our professionals allow us to solve the cases submitted to us in the most appropriate way. Finally, our experience in tax litigation – in both administrative and judicial spheres – complements our range of services, aiming at supporting our clients in all needs related to the tax practice.

At Cunha Leão Advogados, clients can expect personalized attention from seasoned lawyers who are committed to providing creative solutions to their legal challenges. Our dedication to excellence and innovation sets us apart from our peers, seeking sophisticated legal advice and representation.

Our practice areas

  • Tax consulting
  • Tax litigation
  • Tax review
  • Succession planning
  • Tax planning

Av. Getúlio Vargas, 258
15º andar — Belo Horizonte, MG
Brazil 30112-020

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Luiz Henrique Cunha +55 31 3195-7105
Managing Partner Fabiana Leão +55 31 3195-7105