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Our partners are trained in renowned law schools and educational institutions in Brazil and in the United States and have vast experience in the tax area, including abroad. They continuously invest in technical updating, reconciling their academic and professional performance.

Matheus Bueno de Oliveira

Matheus Bueno de Oliveira

bueno@buenoecastro.tax

+55 11 982 229 928

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Since 2008, Matheus has been the head of the tax department of renowned São Paulo firms.

His deep knowledge of accounting issues and academic and professional experience in the United States enable him to work on complex tax issues.

Fluent in English and Spanish, he works in both tax consultancy –tax advisory and tax planning - and tax litigation – at administration and judicial level.

Admitted by the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP) and having passed the New York State Bar Exam, he was Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant at the Graduate Tax Program at Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) in the USA, Washington, D.C., and, since 2017, he has also been an Examiner at Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), United Kingdom, for the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT), Brazil Option.

FORMATION

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, with honours, and Dean's Certificate Award, Georgetown University Law Center, USA
  • Certificate in International Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, USA
  • Post-Graduated in International Tax Law, Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT), São Paulo
  • Post-Graduated in Tax Law, Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies (IBET), São Paulo
  • J.D. in Law with Specialization in Corporate Law, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Passed the New York State Bar Exam
  • Member of the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT)
  • Admitted to Brazilian Bar (OAB/SP)

ACTIVITIES

  • Examiner of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), United Kingdom
  • Member of the academic committee of the specialization course in International Tax Law of the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT)
  • Student Ambassador, Georgetown University Law Center, USA

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Leonardo Moraes e Castro

Leonardo Moraes e Castro

castro@buenoecastro.tax

+55 11 982 619 619

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Leonardo has more than 15 years of experience in renowned law firms in São Paulo and New York, as well as in an international audit firm ("Big 4"), having previously been a partner responsible for the Tax area of a prestigious law firm in SP.

Admitted by the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP) as a lawyer and to the Regional Accounting Council (CPA) as a certified accountant, he served an Administrative Tax Judge of the Court of Taxes and Charges of the State of São Paulo (TIT/SP) from 2014 -2019 and at the Municipal Tax Council of SP (CMT/SP) from 2017 -2020.

With outstanding academic work, he is the author and coordinator of 17 books, he has more than 100 articles published in Brazil and abroad. He is a professor of the B.A. in Accounting and MBA in Tax Management at FIPECAFI Business School in SP, as well as an invited lecturer of several MBA and LL.M. courses in Brazil (in São Paulo, Vitória and Porto Alegre cities), being recognized and awarded with 5 international prizes and scholarships from the International Bar Association (IBA), Transnational Taxation Network (TTN) and International Fiscal Association (IFA).

He is also constantly lecturing at Conferences and Seminars in the country and abroad, especially in the United States and Italy.

FORMATION

  • PhD candidate in International Tax Law, Universiteit of Leiden, Netherlands
  • PhD candidate in Economic, Financial and Tax Law, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Economic, Financial and Tax Law, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, with full scholarship (Graduate Tax Scholar) and Dean's Certificate Award, Georgetown University Law Center, USA
  • Post-Graduation in International Tax Law, Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT, São Paulo)
  • Post-Graduation in Tax Law, Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies (IBET, São Paulo)
  • J.D. in Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro
  • B.A. in Accounting from the Foundation for Accounting, Actuarial and Financial Research (FIPECAFI/USP), São Paulo

ASSOCIATIONS

  • OAB/SP – Member of Tax Law Commission - Pinheiros’ Section
  • TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) – Registered Member
  • Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT) - Member of International Tax Committee
  • Admitted CPA (CRC/SP)
  • Admitted Lawyer - the Brazilian Bar (OAB/SP)

ACTIVITIES

  • Former Administrative Tax Judge of the State Tax Court of São Paulo (TIT/SP) from 2014-2019
  • Former Administrative Tax Judge of the City Tax Council of São Paulo (CMT/SP) from 2017-2020
  • Professor of B.A. in Accounting – course: “Tax Legislation and Accounting”, Institute of Accounting, Actuarial and Financial Research Foundation (FIPECAFI), São Paulo
  • Professor of the MBA in Tax Management at Institute of Accounting, Actuarial and Financial Research Foundation (FIPECAFI), São Paulo
  • Lecturer of MBA and LL.M. courses in the Brazilian Faculty of Taxation (FBT) – Porto Alegre, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) – São Paulo, Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT) – São Paulo, Faculty of Law of Vitória (FDV) – Vitória and others
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Current Tax Law Magazine of MP Editor, São Paulo
  • Member of the IBDT Tax Law Committee, São Paulo
  • Student Ambassador, Georgetown University Law Center, USA
  • Former Coordinator of the Tax Law Section of IBRADEMP, São Paulo (2013-2015)
  • Former Tax Sector Representative of Brazil at International Bar Association (2012-2014), London

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Fernanda Lains Higashino

Fernanda Lains Higashino

flains@buenoecastro.tax

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Fernanda has always worked in the tax area, having been part of traditional law firms and a large business group holding with operational branches in several segments. She has been coordinator of tax, judicial and administrative litigation since 2014.

Specialist in taxation by INSPER (LL.M.), she has extensive experience in tax matters, notably judicial litigation, is fluent in English, approved by the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP) and is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT).

FORMATION

  • Extension course in Tax Litigation from Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT) – São Paulo
  • LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Tax Law from Insper, São Paulo
  • J.D. in Law from Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Associated with the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT)
  • Admitted to Brazilian Bar (OAB/SP)

Recognitions

Our firm has been recognized as one of the best in Tax Law in Brazil

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