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Mauri Bórnia



Machado Associados Advogados e Consultores

Av. Brig. Faria Lima, 1656 – 11º andar
01451-918 – São Paulo / SP
Brazil

Tel: +55 11 3819 4855

Fax: +55 11 3819 5322
Email: mbornia@machadoassociados.com.br
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Mauri Bórnia is a lawyer with 30 years of experience in the tax area with an emphasis on indirect taxes and tax litigation. He joined Machado Associados in 1999 and has been a partner of the firm since 2003. Before this, he worked as a tax consultant at IOB – Informações Objetivas e Publicações Jurídicas, one of the largest legal consulting firms in Brazil and has also worked at an industrial company, where he started his career in the tax area.

He graduated in law from Faculdade de Direito de Sorocaba and concluded his postgraduate studies in tax law at UNISO – Universidade de Sorocaba. He is also an accountant graduate from Faculdade de Ciências Contábeis e Administrativas de Sorocaba.

He is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Section (OAB/SP), the Regional Accounting Council – São Paulo Section (CRC/SP) and of Associação Paulista de Estudos Tributários (APET).

Mauri was a professor in tax law on the postgraduate course at Trevisan Escola de Negócios and Centro de Extensão Universitária of Instituto Internacional de Ciências Sociais (CEU / IICS). Moreover, he gives several lectures in this area of law, especially on social contributions, taxes levied on consumption of goods and services and foreign trade taxation.

Throughout his career, he has authored several articles and given interviews in specialized magazines and newspapers.

His academic and professional background provides him a wider view of all aspects related to the application of the tax law in defence of clients' interests, mainly relating to the correct application of the law in the tax and accounting organisation of their companies.

With a highly specialised profile, Mauri is one of the partners in charge of the indirect taxes area at Machado Associados, serving domestic and multinational companies, taking part in several tax and corporate restructuring transactions and following up new structures.


Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira



Machado Associados Advogados e Consultores

Av. Brig. Faria Lima, 1656, 11º andar
01451-918 – São Paulo / SP
Brazil

Tel: +55 11 3819 4855

Fax: +55 11 3819 5322
Email: rsilveira@machadoassociados.com.br
Website: www.machadoassociados.com.br

Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira is a lawyer with 20 years of experience in the tax area, with an emphasis on indirect taxes and tax litigation. He joined Machado Associados in 1993 and has been a partner of the indirect tax area since 2005.

He graduated in law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) in 1994, where he also concluded his postgraduate studies in tax law in 1997.

He is the chairman of the board of the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law (IBDE), an entity that has taken an important role in studying legal matters in the Brazilian energy segment, with special focus on oil, gas, electric energy and renewable sources.

Ricardo is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association in São Paulo (OAB/SP), the Tax Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo (AMCHAM).

During his career, he has authored several articles and given interviews in specialised magazines, books and newspapers.

Ricardo has a high international profile and is one of the partners responsible for serving multinational companies with business and/or investing in Brazil, especially assisting foreign clients to understand and deal with tax, Customs and corporate issues in Brazil, and heading due diligence work in M&A transactions.

The experience from several years of consultancy services and from many significant cases shared with international law firms around the world provides him with a client-oriented perspective of taxes and tax litigation, especially on highly complex cases.

Ricardo is fluent in Portuguese and English.


Júlio de Oliveira



Machado Associados Advogados e Consultores

Av Brig Faria Lima, 1656 – 11º andar
01451-918 – São Paulo / SP
Brazil

Tel: +55 11 3819 4855

Fax: +55 11 3819 5322
Email: joliveira@machadoassociados.com.br
Website: www.machadoassociados.com.br

Júlio de Oliveira is a partner of the law firm Machado Associados, with master's and PhD degrees in tax law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP).

He has acted in many significant tax proceedings relating to direct and indirect tax as well as taxes levied on the payroll, in addition to rendering consulting services to large domestic and international companies. He is part of several committees and associations made up of companies that seek to improve the Brazilian tax system.

Júlio has already acted as an examining professor on boards granting master's degrees at PUC/SP and as a judge of the Tax Administrative Court of the State of São Paulo (TIT). He is a tax law professor at PUC/SP and GV Law and professor of the tax law specialisation course at Universidade de São Paulo (USP). He was appointed as one of the most respected tax lawyers in Brazil by the Os Mais Admirados do Direito Yearbook in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and nominated as one of the 30 outstanding Brazilian tax lawyers in the corporate area since 2010 by Who's Who Legal.

He is the author of the books Internet e Competência Tributária (Editora Dialética) and O Princípio da Legalidade e sua aplicabilidade ao IPI e ao ICMS (Quartier Latin). Júlio has recently co-authored the book Tributação e Desenvolvimento – Homenagem ao Prof. Aires Barreto. He has also co-authored the following books: Processo Tributário Analítico (Editora Noeses); IPI – Aspectos Jurídicos Relevantes (Editora Quartier Latin); ISS – Lei Complementar 116/2003 (Editora Juruá); Comentários ao Código Tributário Nacional (Editora MP); Curso de Especialização em Direito Tributário: Estudos Analíticos em Homenagem a Paulo de Barros Carvalho (Editora Forense); Interpretação e Estado de Direito (Editora Noeses); ICMS – Questões Fundamentais (Editora MP); Questões Fundamentais – IPI (Editora MP); Grandes Questões Atuais do Direito Tributário – 10° Volume (Editora Dialética); Sistema Tributário Brasileiro e a Crise Atual (Editora Noeses); Estudos em Homenagem a José Eduardo Monteiro de Barros – Direito Tributário (MP Editora); Revista Direito Tributário Atual (Revista dos Tribunais); Tributação Empresarial (Saraiva – Série GVLaw); Direito Tributário: Homenagem a Paulo de Barros Carvalho (Quartier Latin); ISS – Lei Complementar 116/2003 (MP EDITORA); Direito Tributário e os Conceitos de Direito Privado (Editora Noeses); and others.


Tiago Guerra Machado



André Teixeira & Associados

Avenida Rio Branco, 89 – Sala 702
Centro – Rio de Janeiro – RJ
CEP 20040-004
Brazil

Tel: +55 21 2203 0330

Email: tiago.guerra@at.adv.br
Website: www.at.adv.br

Tiago Guerra is a lawyer with 13 years of experience in the tax area, mostly in indirect taxes and Customs, advising both national and international companies on a range of day to day and legal issues, as well as working with them to interpret significant legislative and policy changes that impact their operations.

Tiago Guerra renders services related to tax and Customs advisory, tax modelling and due diligence, and has been the responsible partner in André Teixeira & Associados's tax consulting area for five years. Formerly, he worked as an indirect tax manager at PwC for seven years.

He has a bachelor's degree in law from Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).

André Teixeira Advogados law firm is an active and well regarded name in oil and gas and energy tax law. The firm is also a member of OGLaw Alliance, a network of energy and infrastructure law firms across Latin America and Africa. The team is led by André Luiz Pinheiro Teixeira. Originally the bulk of the firm's legal services were concentrated on tax litigation and legal advice on tax matters regarding energy, infrastructure and commodities sectors.


Douglas Nogueira Lopes



Deloitte Brazil

Rua Jose Guerra, 127
Sao Paulo 04719-030
Brazil

Tel: +55 11 5186 1002
Email: dolopes@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Douglas Lopes is a Deloitte Brazil indirect tax partner based in Sao Paulo, with more than 20 years of experience in indirect tax matters. He has technical knowledge of indirect tax legislation (ICMS, IPI and ISS), taxes on revenue (PIS and COFINS), import taxes, tax planning, VAT implementation, compliance, audits, spin-offs and consolidation of companies, and assessment of resulting tax impacts and effects on financial statements.

Douglas is a member of the Regional Accounting Council. He earned a degree in accounting and law from the Universidade Paulista in 2007.


Luiz Fernando Rezende Gomes



Deloitte

Av Presidente Wilson, 231 Andar 22
Rio de Janeiro 20030-021
Brazil

Tel: +55 21 3981 0451
Email: lrezende@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Luiz Fernando Rezende Gomes began his career in taxation and corporate law in 1997, specialising in review procedures related to indirect and Customs taxes, revision of tax burdens, due diligence and tax technology. He has participated in several projects involving corporate restructuring, tax planning and implementation of tax related systems. He advises clients on matters of indirect tax, Customs law, international tax, tax and corporate consulting and tax planning, among others. Luiz serves clients across a broad spectrum of industries in energy and resources, especially in the oil and gas and mining, and in the manufacturing and leisure industries. Luiz is the lead tax partner for mining in Brazil and also in charge of the tax compliance and Business Process Solutions (BPS) practice in the Rio de Janeiro office. He has provided courses and seminars on tax related issues, given interviews and written articles for several magazines and newspapers.

Luiz earned a degree in law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ and an MBA in finance from IBMEC. He speaks Portuguese and English.


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