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Sacha Calmon e Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados
BELVEDERE, 30320-540

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Senior Partner


Valter de Souza Lobato holds a law degree (having receivied the prize for best graduating student) as well as a master’s and PhD degrees from UFMG. His career began in corporate law as head of tax consultancy and litigation of a leading steelmaking company. He is currently a senior partner at Sacha Calmon Misabel Derzi; a professor of tax and finance law at UFMG and assistant coordinator of the postgraduate programme at Faculdades Milton Campos; President of the Brazilian Tax Law Association and of the Tax Committee at Fecomércio/MG; coordinator of tax law review ABRADT-FORUM; speaker and author of several articles on tax law.


Portuguese, English, French

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Valter LobatoSacha Calmon e Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados

With lawyers based across Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, Sacha Calmon e Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados has established an excellent reputation in the market for tax litigation work. The firm’s lawyers are regularly called upon to represent clients in market-defining cases, often at the highest level. On top of the disputes work, the team also offers strong tax planning and indirect tax support. The firm fields several highly respected partners, including Valter Lobato, André Mendes Moreira, Sacha Calmon Navarro Coêlho and Misabel Abreu Machado Derzi.

Brazil > City focus - Belo Horizonte > Tax

Boutique firm Sacha Calmon e Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados is a leading firm in the Belo Horizonte market for strategic tax matters. The practice attracts instructions from high-profile clients active in a range of industries, including mining, construction, automobile and education. The department is adept in non-contentious domestic and international tax matters, while also fielding the ability to assist with administrative and judicial tax litigation. Recent mandates include advising on tax optimisation, new tax legislation proposed by the government and tax disputes before the superior courts in Brazil. Valter Lobato leads advice to heavyweights from the mining and steel sectors, and combines expertise in tax consulting and litigation matters. André Mendes Moreira, Juliana Junqueira Coelho and Paula Derzi lead the practice with Lobato. Fernando Moura is noted for international tax and restructuring issues.