Mr Andre Carvalho > Veirano Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Veirano Advogados
RJ 20030-021

Work Department

Tax & Customs, Shipping/Maritime & Port, Oil, Gas & Biofuels, Wealth and Estate Planning & Family Law and German Desk




Andre Carvalho focuses his practice on tax consulting, with particular expertise in the oil and gas and shipping industries. A significant part of his time is also devoted to clients in the mining industry as well as private clients and tax and estate planning associated thereto.

Mr. Carvalho has represented a broad range of top-tier companies on issues surrounding oil and gas exploration, production, and structuring of investments for acquisition and divestiture, both inbound and outbound. He regularly advises some of the world’s most prominent oilfield services and shipping companies and guides them through the complexities of Brazilian tax and customs regulations. He began counseling clients in the late 1990s in the early phases of the rebirth of the Brazilian shipbuilding industry and continues to be a recognized expert on the legislation that affects this important industry, including customs issues.

Additionally, Mr. Carvalho has developed a strong expertise in cross-border tax issues and the application of tax treaties for a wide cross-section of business and industries.

Mr. Carvalho is a frequent speaker, in both Brazil and internationally, on tax issues related to corporate structuring and the oil and gas and mining industries. He is also a recognized expert on regulatory tax matters associated with the offshore industry. Mr. Carvalho is a Director of the Brazilian chapter of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), a position he has held for more than five years and was also a member of the Central Committee of the YIN – Young IFA Network in 2010-2011.

Several universities and educational institutions benefit from Mr. Carvalho’s expertise because he is a frequent lecturer on international tax issues. He is also an active member of the Research and Support Committee of ‘Revista de Direito Tributário Internacional’, a leading publication in the field of international taxation in Brazil.

Before joining Veirano in 1997, Mr. Carvalho worked for one of the Big Four Accounting Firms, specializing in tax advisory.


Portuguese and English.


Brazilian Association of Financial Law (Brazilian IFA Chapter), Board Member
International Bar Association (IBA), Tax Committee
International Fiscal Association (IFA), Director of Brazilian Branch
Journal of International Tax Law, Research Committee
World Services Group (WSG), Tax Section
Institute for International Taxation, Inc.
Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – Rio de Janeiro


LL.M, Universidade do Estácio de Sá, 2006
LL.M, International Taxation, Wirtschaftsuniversität, Austria, 2003
LL.B, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), 1998.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons

Veirano Advogados has been particularly busy advising oil and gas companies on a broad range of issues, ranging from regulatory advice and high-value M&A transactions to the development of greenfield projects, including those related to energy transition, refining, gas-to-power, pre-salt and LNG. The practice also advises on the purchase of interest in onshore and offshore blocks, as well as financing structures. Ali El Hage Filho is familiar with all aspects of the oil and gas industry, namely natural gas distribution and the entire life-cycle of upstream businesses. Rogério Campos is often retained to advise clients on the revision of Petrobras bid documents, while Andre Carvalho focuses on tax consulting.

Brazil > Wealth and succession planning

The private wealth law department at Veirano Advogados combines knowledge of tax, estate planning and litigation and strikes a ‘good balance between technical expertise based on experience and the ability to keep and maintain relationships‘. The team is regularly sought by Brazilian and foreign families, entrepreneurs and family offices for advice on complex family, probate and succession matters. Andre Carvalho and Pedro Boueri Affonso de Almeida are the key partners.

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.