Mr Henry Lummertz > Souto Correa Advogados > Porto Alegre, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Souto Correa Advogados

Work Department

Tax Law


Henry concentrates his practice on intricate tax controversies, taxation and customs. He has handled complex tax litigation for over 20 years, having successfully tried a number of highly relevant tax and constitutional control cases before several courts, including the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) and the Superior Court of Justice (STJ). He has also effectively represented clients in significant matters before administrative courts, including the Board of Tax Appeals (CARF).

He has extensive expertise in advising companies on matters regarding Excise Tax (IPI), VAT (ICMS), Service Tax (ISSQN), import and export duties, social contributions, and tax benefits. Also significant is Henry’s specialist knowledge of customs control of imports and exports, handling administrative proceedings and lawsuits regarding the tax classification of goods, where his background in Engineering provides him with a unique tool to face technical discussions.

His major clients include leading Brazilian companies and multi-national corporations, most of which are in the technology, energy, infrastructure and petrochemical industries.


English, French, and Portuguese (native).


Brazilian Bar Association, AMCHAM, Institute of Tax Studies, among others.


PhD, Master’s Degree, Postgraduate specialization and LL.B (UFRGS).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax > Tax advisory

Souto Correa Advogados is recommended by clients for its experienced tax practice. The firm assists a wide range of Brazilian and international clients on the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border tax issues. This includes disputes at the federal, state and municipal level for companies operating across various sectors, including technology, petrochemicals, engineering, construction and energy.  São Paulo-based partners Fernando Ayres and Giácomo Paro are well regarded. The firm also fields a strong team in Porto Alegre, where Anderson Trautmann Cardoso, André Luiz da Silva Gomes and Henry Gonçalves Lummertz are based.

Brazil > City focus - Porto Alegre > Tax

Multinational and Brazilian companies operating in industries as varied as technology, energy and construction regularly turn to Souto Correa Advogados for assistance with tax litigation, non-contentious matters and regulatory issues. On the tax advisory side, the service offering encompasses federal, state and municipal taxes; the team is also well versed in tax planning, customs and operations involving the Manaus Free Trade Zone. Giácomo Paro leads the group, which showcases particular strength in litigation at both the administrative and judicial levels. Anderson Trautmann Cardoso focuses on tax disputes, which is also a key area of activity for Henry Gonçalves Lummertz, who is seasoned in proceedings designed to prevent undue tax collections and recover taxes that have been unduly paid. With thorough knowledge of social contributions, as well as corporate and individual taxes, André Luiz da Silva Gomes is a name to note for tax consultancy mandates.