Mr Jayme Freitas > Lefosse Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Lefosse Advogados
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ 20030-905

Work Department

Tax; Oil and Gas




Jayme has significant experience in tax consultancy and planning, focusing on direct and indirect taxes and taxation of cross-border transactions. He has worked for major oil & gas corporations, where he developed his expertise in tax matters typical to the oil & gas industry in Brazil. Before joining Lefosse, he led the Latin America Tax Team of one of the world’s leaders in the pharma industry. He holds a Bachelors in Law Degree from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), a Specialization Degree in Tax Law from Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários (IBET), and a LL.M. degree in Taxation from Universität Osnabrück, Germany, where he also spent two years as a senior associate with the Tax practice of a ‘Big Four’ in Berlin.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax

Lefosse Advogados has one of the top tax practices in the market, with department head Gustavo Haddad attracting particularly high praise. The team regularly advises on the full range of structuring issues thanks to the firm’s heavy transactional workload. Most of the firm’s lawyers handle a mix of contentious and non-contentious work. The practices of Haddad, Bruno Carramaschi and Ricardo Bolan are weighted more towards the consultancy side, whereas Marcos Carvalho and Ana Carolina Utimati are the main litigators. Other key members include recently promoted Rio-based partner Jayme Freitas, who is especially active representing clients in the oil and gas sector.