Mr Carlos Henrique Tranjan Bechara > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ 22261-005
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Work Department

Tax Department. Tax specialist, with practice in tax litigation (administrative and judicial spheres) and tax consulting involving both direct and indirect taxes.




Joined Pinheiro Neto Advogados in 1989 as a trainee, in Rio de Janeiro, became an associate in 1993 and was made partner in 2005. Currently, tax partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, in Rio de Janeiro.
Professor of Tax Law, at the Catholic University School of Law, Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).

Carlos Henrique Tranjan Bechara serves local and international clients from a wide array of industries and segments, as a tax advisor and litigator. Carlos concentrates his practice in tax, customs and social security law issues, including complex administrative and court proceedings, with significant expertise in retail and telecommunications matters.


Portuguese and English.


Member of the Rio de Janeiro Bar Association. Director of the Brazilian Financial Law Association (ABDF) since 01/2005, affiliated with the International Fiscal Association (IFA) since 01/2005. Britcham – The British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil: member of the Tax Law Committee since 01/2005.


Master Degree in Tax Law at Cândido Mendes University, Rio de Janeiro (2003). LL.B. Degree at the Catholic University School of Law, Rio de Janeiro – PUC-Rio (1993).

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.