Mr Luís Flávio Neto > KLA Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

KLA Advogados
AV. BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA 1355
18º ANDAR
CEP 01452-002 SÃO PAULO, SP
Brazil

Work Department

Luís Flávio Neto has a focused practice in Tax Litigation and Tax Consultancy, mainly related to Corporate Taxes and International Taxation.

Position

Partner at KLA Advogados

Career

Luís Flávio Neto served as a judge at the highest Brazilian Administrative Tax Court (Câmara Superior de Recursos Fiscais, Conselho Administrativo de Recursos Fiscais – CARF). from 2015 to 2018, where he was awarded the distinguished “Ministro Leopoldo Bulhões” medal for outstanding contributions in 2017. He is still an invited member at the International Association of Tax Judges (IATJ). 

With a strong academic background, Luís Flávio Neto holds a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP, Brazil). 

He is Director at the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário (IBDT, Brazil), where he coordinates the Full Master Program on International Taxation. He is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD, Netherlands). He has taught international and Brazilian tax law in many institutions (FGV, IBET, FDV, FBT, etc.).

He participated in research activities at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida (United States), while a Visiting Research Scholar during the 2017 to 2018 term, as well as at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien in Vienna as a Visiting Researcher in 2014.

Languages

English

Memberships

International Association of Tax Judges (IATJ), Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário (IBDT), International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD, Netherlands)

Education

Law degree, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, 2004

Specialization in Tax Law, Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários, 2007

LLM in Economic, Finance and Tax, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 2011.

Doctorate degree in Economic, Finance and Tax, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 2015.

Post-doctorate in International Taxation, University of Florida, Estados Unidos, 2017.

Post-doctorate in International Taxation, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), Holanda, 2017-2019.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax

KLA Advogados provides a broad range of consulting and litigation advice on all federal, state and municipal taxes and social security contributions. Tax planning and structuring are key areas of expertise, particularly on major M&As, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and supply chains. Henrique Lopes, one of the firm’s founding partners, leads the team, which includes Victor Polizelli and José Flávio Pacheco, who is especially involved in customs and indirect taxes. Álvaro Lucasechi is active on the litigation side, particularly on indirect taxes. Former tax judge Luís Flávio Neto has a strong focus on direct taxes and transfer pricing.