He advises local and foreign clients in tax matters, having and broad and extensive experience in merger and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, capital market transactions and tax planning.
Portuguese and English.
Bar Admission: Brazil
He holds a degree in Law from Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU/SP) and in Accounting from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (SP), a Specialist degree in Tax Law and Tax Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) and a Master Degree in Conrollership and Accounting from Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP).
Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados provides tax advisory and litigation services, and has particular strength advising clients in the mining sector in connection with CFEM matters (the Brazilian mining royalty). André Alves de Melo and Renato Batiston, based in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo respectively, oversee the tax group alongside Marcelo Mendo Gomes de Souza in Belo Horizonte. Paula Azevedo de Castro and João Raso are also active in this field.
Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has built a quality tax team, offering a good balance of youth and experience. The advisory side has expanded following the partnership promotions of Renato Batiston and Rafael Santos. The tax litigation arm was also strengthened through the recruitment of Aldo de Paula Junior and Rio-based André Alves de Melo from Azevedo Sette Advogados and Gaia Silva Gaede Advogados, respectively. The versatile Roberto Barrieu leads the practice, which includes litigation head Hugo Barreto Sodre Leal and indirect tax and trade expert Sarah Mila Barbassa. Clients from across several key sectors, including energy, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods, trust the firm on their most complex contentious and non-contentious tax issues.