Terciotti Andrade Gomes Donato Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile

Terciotti Andrade Gomes Donato Advogados

Tax > Customs Tier 1

Tax > Tax litigation Tier 3

Brazil > Wealth and succession planning Tier 3

Made up of 'well-prepared professionals who are up-to-date on legal and tax developments', Terciotti Andrade Gomes Donato Advogados is known for its strong tax practice, which attracts regular instructions from high-net-worth dual tax residents seeking advice on cross-border tax reporting and compliance. Combining expertise across dispute resolution, corporate matters, inheritance law and estate planning, the team frequently advises on offshore investment structures and asset reorganisations. Mauricio Terciotti jointly leads the practice with Edgar Santos Gomes, who is a key contact for both contentious and advisory tax matters, and Gustavo Teixeira Godoy, whose expertise covers corporate taxation and international tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Edgar Santos Gomes; Gustavo Teixeira Godoy; Mauricio Terciotti


‘Gustavo Godoy is a very intelligent and professional person.’

‘In-depth knowledge, presentation of creative solutions, organisation in the management of processes.’

‘Gustavo Teixeira Godoy is extremely didactic in his explanations.’

‘High academic and scientific qualification of professionals.’

‘Gustavo Godoy – technically qualified professional with international professional experience in Europe and the US. In addition to his knowledge and high technical capacity, Godoy is a very active professional and connected with the client’s needs. Extremely diligent, he has a unique ability to respond to the client quickly and effectively. His diversity of knowledge (civil, tax, accounting and international) makes him fully connected with the practical needs of an international client like me. Godoy is always able to respond immediately to whatever is asked of him.’

‘Well-prepared professionals who are up-to-date on legal and tax developments. The quality of services is excellent.’

‘Edgar Santos has an excellent approach with clients, making them comfortable with his firm opinion.’

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 5

The well-regarded practice at Terciotti Andrade Gomes Donato Advogados is ‘made up of highly trained and experienced professionals, who demonstrate a deep understanding of tax laws and regulations’. The firm advises on direct and indirect tax disputes at the local and federal level, and is also adept at assisting domestic and international clients in commercial tax planning and structures. Mauricio Terciotti, who shines in customs matters, and Renato Peluzo have ‘an exceptional ability to anticipate possible obstacles and formulate effective solutions’ in the context of complex tax litigation. Daniel Durão De Andrade leads the litigation side of the practice, while the versatile Edgar Santos Gomes draws praise for his ‘enormous skill and knowledge’.

Practice head(s):

Maurício Terciotti; Daniel Andrade; Edgar Santos Gomes


‘Terciotti is a unique firm where service is personalised. They are always available to discuss matters and provide the best possible service.’

‘Edgar Gomes has enormous skill and knowledge of tax-related topics.’

‘The team is made up of highly trained and experienced professionals, who demonstrate a deep understanding of tax laws and regulations. In addition, they take a proactive and strategic approach to resolving complex tax issues, providing clear and efficient guidance.’

‘Mauricio Terciotti and Renato Peluzo – lawyers with patience and willingness to explain the complex legal and tax issues, providing tranquility and confidence throughout the process, as well as an exceptional ability to anticipate possible obstacles and formulate effective solutions to protect my interests.’

Key clients

Rede D’Or

Centrais Elétricas do Norte do Brasil  (Eletronorte)

BTG Pactual

NST Terminais e Logística and Gearbulk Norway (G2Ocean group)

Schweitzer-Mauduit do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Papel

Helexia BR

FAZSOL Energias Renováveis

GR Serviços e Alimentação

Weatherford Indústria e Comércio

Lundbeck Brasil


Grupo Doria (former candidate for President of Brazil)

BW Offshore

Clean Mall Serviços

SpeedCast (formerly Harris CapRock)

SeaOil Engenharia – Crestchic Brasil

Fund. Coord. de Projetos, Pesquisas e Estudos Tecnológicos (COPPETEC)

Sapura Navegação

GL Events Group (companies from Brazil and France)

Betunel Indústria e Comércio

Zerezes Design, Produração e Comércio de Artesanatos

Work highlights

  • Representing Eletronorte in a dispute concerning the reimbursement of social security contributions on the gross revenue (PIS and COFINS) levied on the sales of energy.
  • Representing GR Serviços e Alimentação, a Brazilian subsidiary of Compass Group, in VAT-related lawsuits filed in the States of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Paraná, Amazonas, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe and Paraíba.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)

Established in 2020 by senior associate Marvin Menezes, Terciotti Andrade Gomes Donato Advogados‘ power department has continued to attract instructions from domestic and foreign clients alike. The team stands out for its solid experience in thermoelectric plants, distributed generation and self-production projects.

The firm provides tailor-made legal services, with a pragmatic approach and business language. Projects and evaluations are presented with executive summaries that facilitate the decision-making process by clients.

Clients of various sizes receive direct attention from partners. The firm builds relationships based on knowledge sharing, efficiency and transparency.

The team is led by specialists with nearly 20 years of practice in their respective areas, with experience in a dynamic and globalized business context. This enables the integration of various areas in a multidisciplinary practice that supports the clients to grow and achieve their targets.

The partners have built their careers at top-tier Brazilian law firms, having graduated from academic institutions of recognized excellence, at which they pursue continuous training.

Associates follow the same path, pursuing specialization in their areas and contributing to the modernization of the office. The healthy work environment contributes to loyalty and a low turn-over, which results in streamlined services to the clients.

The firm has offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Belém. In other Brazilian cities, the firm works through associations with reputable law firms. Longstanding connections with colleagues abroad allow assistance in all other countries.

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax - Oil & Gas - Dispute Resolution - Corporate Maurício Terciotti mauricio@terciotti.com.br 55 21 3030 4900
Tax Daniel Durão de Andrade dandrade@terciotti.com.br 55 11 3586 0205
Tax - International Tax - Wealth Planning Edgar Santos Gomes edgar.gomes@terciotti.com.br 55 21 3030 4900
Dispute Resolution - Sucession - Sports - Corporate Raphael Donato donato@terciotti.com.br 55 21 3030 4900
Corporate and M&A Patricia Barcellos Madeira patriciabarcellos@terciotti.com.br 55 11 3586 0205
Tax Renato Mérola Peluzo renato@terciotti.com.br 55 21 3030 4900
Real Estate - Family and Succession Guilherme Jurema guilherme@terciotti.com.br 55 21 3030 4900
Tax - International Tax - Wealth Planning Gustavo Teixeira Godoy gustavo.godoy@terciotti.com.br 55 21 3030 4900
Energy Marvin Menezes marvin.menezes@terciotti.com.br 55 21 3030 4900
Firm and/or partners are also member(s) of: : Brazilian Bar Association of the States of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; BAR of the State of Illinois (USA); Brazilian Association of Financial Law (ABDF); International Fiscal Association (IFA); Dutch Brazilian Chamber of Commerce; Danish-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce; Regional Accounting Council; Leiden International Tax Center Alumni Network.