Mr Ricardo Luiz Becker > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906
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Work Department

Tax. Specialised in structuring banking, finance and M&A transactions, especially its tax aspects. Participated in a number of merger and acquisition, banking, finance and capital markets, transactions advising both companies and investment banks. Also active on compliance and general Brazilian Tax matters.




Partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados since 1996. Special assistant to the Chairman of the Brazilian Securities Commission (1991-92); legal advisor to the Federal Tax Reform Committee (1992).


Portuguese and English


Member of the International Bar Association – IBA


LLB from University of São Paulo (1990); Bachelor of Business Administration from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (1987)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax

The recommended tax department at Pinheiro Neto Advogados is led by senior partner Sérgio Farina Filho. The sizeable team acts for well-known companies in contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Of particular note is the firm’s strong experience in transfer pricing and payroll taxation. Highlights among social security expert Cristiane Ianagui Matsumoto Gago‘s recent workload include her representation of Kirton Bank in a challenge by the tax authorities to the bank’s profit share plan. In a case involving discussions of goodwill tax amortisation, Luciana Rosanova Galhardo and a team secured a favourable decision for client Serasa, which cancelled the tax authorities’ assessment in full. Carlos Henrique Tranjan Bechara and Mauro Berenholc combine expertise in tax, international trade and customs; Emir Nunes de Oliveira Neto has a focus on direct tax; and Diego Caldas Rivas de Simone has a broad tax consultancy and litigation practice. Other leading figures in the team include Luiz Roberto Peroba Barbosa, Ricardo Luiz Becker and Marcelo Marques Roncaglia.