Mr Abel Amaro > Veirano Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Veirano Advogados
SP 04538-133

Work Department

Tax & Customs, Information Technology & Communications




Abel Amaro is a regional Practice Group Leader for the Tax Practice, as well as, a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Amaro focuses his practice on tax consulting, tax planning, tax litigation and customs, routinely providing counsel to major international and Brazilian corporations. He is fluent in all aspects of the complex tax laws of Brazil and brings extensive experience from both the in-house and advisory perspective to his clients, which includes five years as senior tax and customs manager with a global audit firm. In addition to acting as tax counsel, Mr. Amaro advises companies on strategies to efficiently reduce their tax liabilities through effective tax planning.

Mr. Amaro represents companies at various stages of tax controversies, including administrative appeals, judicial and appellate proceedings. He has significant experience and success in dealing with the Brazilian tax authority and has developed strong relationships with judges in the administrative and judicial divisions/sections. Clients value his ability to assemble talented teams of tax professionals to handle all aspects of the clients’ tax needs efficiently. He is also active in training and developing the skills and knowledge of the Firm’s young tax attorneys.

Mr. Amaro’s early career experience includes time in-house working for General Electric (G.E.) where he was responsible for tax issues related to Brazil. While at G.E., he also gained invaluable experience handling indirect taxation issues. Formerly a senior tax manager at a global audit firm, and since 1990 a partner with major law firms, Mr. Amaro is adept at handling tax issues for companies in a variety of industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer products and hospitality.


Portuguese, Spanish and English.


International Fiscal Association (IFA)
American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Legal Committee, São Paulo
Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Legal Committee
International Bar Association (IBA), Tax Law Committee
World Services Group (WSG).


Post graduated in Economic Law, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1985
LL.B, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1980.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax

Veirano Advogados elicits a huge amount of support from clients, who are quick to praise the firm for its advisory and litigation capabilities. Marcelo Reinecken leads the team from the Brasília office, from where the firm handles a broad range of federal tax disputes. The team also handles direct and indirect tax claims at the state and municipal levels. Corporate finance tax support is also high on the agenda, particularly in M&A, capital markets and private equity deals. Key members include Abel Amaro for indirect tax and customs advice, Ian MunizMarco Monteiro for direct tax issues, and well-regarded litigator Filipe RichterAndre Carvalho in Rio is also noted for his advice to companies in the oil and gas sector. Since publication the firm has further strengthened the practice hiring former Pinheiro Neto Advogados senior associate, Leonardo Battilana, as a partner in January 2021.