Mr Júlio de Oliveira > Machado Associados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Machado Associados

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Partner in the indirect taxes and tax litigation areas


Júlio de Oliveira is a founding partner and has acted in many significant tax proceedings relating to direct and indirect taxes as well as taxes levied on the payroll, in addition to rendering consulting services to large domestic and international companies. He is part of several committees and associations made up of companies that seek to improve the Brazilian tax system.

He holds a Master of Laws and a PhD in tax law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP). He is a professor at major universities in São Paulo, such as FGV Law and PUC/SP, and has acted as examining professor on boards granting Master of Laws at PUC/SP. Júlio has also been a judge of the Tax Administrative Court of the State of São Paulo (TIT) and has written several books and articles.

As a result of Júlio’s life work, he has been recognised several times as an outstanding lawyer in the tax area in Brazil by national and international publications such as Chambers and Partners Latin America, Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 Latin America, International Tax Review, Best Lawyers, and Análise 500.


Portuguese and English


Adviser of the Center for Tax Studies (NEF) of the São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Chapter (OAB/SP), Rio de Janeiro Chapter (OAB/RJ), and Brasília Chapter (OAB/DF).


J.S.D. in Tax Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP), 2005; LL.M. in Tax Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP), 2000; Universidade Mackenzie, 1992

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax

Machado Associados has established an excellent reputation for tax advice, particularly on the litigation side, where it is one of the leading players in the market. The firm is also noted for its consulting and advisory work, helping structure M&As, reorganisations and general compliance plans. It fields a strong team of lawyers and consultants with backgrounds in law, accounting and economics, which are based throughout its São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro offices. Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira and Júlio de Oliveira are both leading figures in the market. Other key members include Paulo Rogério Garcia Ribeiro in litigation, and Isabel Bertelotti, Ana Lucia Marra and Stephanie Makin on the consulting side.