Mr Marcelo Reinecken > Veirano Advogados > Brasilia, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Veirano Advogados
SCS Qd. 9 Lt. C - Parque Cidade Corporate - 12º andar (1203)
70308-200 - Brasília - DF

Work Department

Tax & Customs, Dispute Resolution and Government & Regulatory




Marcelo Reinecken is the managing partner of the Firm´s Brasília office. In addition to his administrative duties, Mr. Reinecken coordinates the Tax practice group in Brasília.

Mr. Reinecken primarily focuses his practice on tax and customs litigation and has successfully represented several of the Firm´s clients before the Brazilian Supreme Court, the Superior Court of Justice and the Administrative Board of Tax Appeals (CARF). Due to his expertise in all phases of litigation, he also leads many cases from their early stages in the courts of first instance and appellate courts up through the higher courts. He advises large Brazilian and international corporations in a variety of sectors, including telecommunications, tobacco, mobile phone manufacturing and mining on litigation strategies for cases before all levels of the judiciary and of the administrative courts.

Clients also retain Mr. Reinecken to provide tax consultancy. As the result of his in-depth knowledge of the legal aspects of the Brazilian tax system and the relevant case law, he advises clients on how to prepare for and react to new tax laws and regulations, preventing or anticipating issues that will potentially lead to tax disputes. He also advises clients on customs matters, such as import proceedings and tax classification of imported goods, and representing them in disputes that arise from these issues.

Mr. Reinecken’s base in the capital of Brazil facilitates his active role assisting clients in negotiations with public authorities – such as debating draft bills of law – and in disputes on government and regulatory issues.

His significant practice representing companies in their corporate tax affairs, combined with his experience in litigation, has led clients to additionally retain Mr. Reinecken to prepare and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts, including consumer-focused contracts in the telecommunications market, equity interest purchase and sale contracts, and aircraft leasing contracts, as well as subsequent drafting of pleadings and representation in the courts on related issues should litigation or appeals be necessary.

Mr. Reinecken’s early professional experience includes working as a foreign associate in the international trade practice at a top-tier UK law firm after completing his master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


English and Portuguese


Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – Federal District (Brasília)
American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Federal District
World Services Group (WSG)


LL.M, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, 2002
LL.B, Universidade de Brasília (UnB), 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > City focus - Brasilia > Public law and regulation

Veirano Advogados operates from multiple offices in Brazil, with Marcelo Reinecken a key figure in the Brasília office. The team has significant regulatory expertise and acts for clients in highly regulated sectors, including infrastructure, utilities and transport. Its practice encompasses consultancy work as well as administrative and judicial litigation; constitutional litigation is a particular area of growth.

Brazil > City focus - Porto Alegre > Tax

The tax and customs department at Veirano Advogados has a wealth of experience in tax litigation, acting not only in administrative claims, but also in judicial proceedings at the federal level. Other areas of expertise include tax incentives, tax planning and due diligence in the context of M&A and corporate restructurings. Marcelo Reinecken oversees the group from Brasília, while Fabio Barichello, who stands out in administrative tax litigation, and Ari Job Junior, who is skilled in federal, state and municipal taxes, are key practitioners in the Porto Alegre office.

Brazil > City focus - Brasilia > Tax

Highlighted for its ‘good communication, tranquillity, professionalism and accessibility‘, Veirano Advogados has impressive tax litigation capabilities in Brasília. Its clients include significant domestic and international companies in the agribusiness and food and beverage sectors, among others. Practice head and managing partner of the Brasília office Marcelo Reinecken is well versed in tax and customs consultancy and litigation, with experience before the Supreme Federal Court, Superior Court of Justice and Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF). Associate Renata Joner is ‘a diligent and well-prepared lawyer‘. Associate Rafael de Paula Gomes also receives praise.

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.