Marcelo Couceiro

Marcelo Couceiro is our exclusively recommended International Tax Services expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Marcelo directly using the contact details listed above.

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Firm Overview:

When you choose FTA you can be confident that the work will be carried out by dedicated senior professionals, services and sector specialists in their own marketplace with international expertise.

As a client of a FTA you are assured of:

  • a high level specialist partner-led service who understand your market;
  • partners who work hard to understand your specific business needs.

Global client portfolio encompasses a broad range of clients from:

  • Multinationals
  • Global Medium-sized companies
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Family business

Chrisóstomo Telésforo

Chrisóstomo Telésforo is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Chrisóstomo directly using the contact details listed above.

Graduated in Law from Universidade Estácio de Sá/2007. Postgraduate degree in Civil Procedural Law from the Pontifical Catholic University – PUC-RJ (2010). Postgraduate degree in Civil-Constitutional Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (2012). Director of the Legal Department at Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama for 2018-2020. Member of the Court of Ethics and Discipline of the Order of Advogados do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro section between 2012 and 2016. He has been an associate at Ribeiro, Almeida & Freeland from 2008 to 2011 and partner at Sérgio Chermont de Britto Advogados from 2011 to 2013. He is a founding partner of the firm Telésforo Advogados since 2013.

Firm Overview:

Telésforo Advogados is a legal office specialising in multidisciplinary legal advice. Their team of professionals offers a high standard legal service, differentiated, honest and committed to their clients. In an interactive and integrated way, Telésforo Advogados prioritise necessary information with maximum agility and precision.

The legal office operate in various areas of law, seeking to meet the growing demand of the market, based on understanding the peculiarity of each business, providing their clients with not only advice on lawsuits, but mainly acting in the advisory part, thus minimising legal risks arising from the activities of their customers.

The legal advice provided varies according to the needs of their clients, and can be carried out through:

i) Legal opinions; ii) In-person or tele-face-to-face meetings, iii) Preparation of contracts in kind, iv) Carrying out due diligence, v) Assistance in crisis management, in addition to vi) Sponsorship in lawsuits in the tax, business, civil, labour, family spheres , probate, real estate and sports.

David Rechulski

David Rechulski is our exclusively recommended Economic Crime Law expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact David directly using the contact details listed above.

Rechulski has 31 years of experience in corporate criminal law and criminal compliance. As a leading criminal defence lawyer in Brazil, Rechulski is known for representing c-level executives and senior officers in high-profile cases and complex corporate matters. Rechulski also regularly advises clients in managing crisis and in connection with internal investigations and compliance reviews from a criminal-consequence perspective. His ethics and tailor-made strategies have made Rechulski one of the most successful and admired criminal lawyers in Brazil, receiving national and international recognition for his work by several legal publications.

David Rechulski has been awarded for 15 years by Brazil’s most important legal publication as one of the most admired specialised criminal lawyers in the country and has been ranked in Tier 1 for 8 consecutive years.

Firm Overview:

David Rechulski, Advogados is a renowned award-winning Brazilian criminal law firm specialised in Corporate Criminal Law and Criminal Compliance. Founded on 2004 by managing partner David Rechulski, the firm is based in Sao Paulo and has a team of 20 criminal lawyers, graduated from high-end Brazilian universities and with broad expertise in criminal law and compliance.

Leading corporate criminal law practice in Brazil for several years, David Rechulski, Advogados provides legal advice to national and multinational corporations on sensitive matters in criminal law and criminal compliance. Supported by its almost two-decade long experience, David Rechulski, Advogados assists its clients in developing criminal compliance programs and in reviewing its policies and procedures from a criminal-consequence perspective to mitigate potential criminal liabilities to c-level executives and managers. In addition, David Rechulski, Advogados is recognised for its successful litigation strategies when defending high-ranking executives and employees under criminal investigation or criminally charged.

David Rechulski, Advogados is led by partner David Rechulski. Through a respected and successful trajectory of over 30 years in corporate criminal law, Rechulski is considered to be one of the most admired criminal lawyers in Brazil. Besides a rigid ethics, David Rechulski is known for developing tailor-made, creative and strategic solutions to his clients demands and to his personal involvement in every case. These strong characteristics led him to deal with the most complex and relevant criminal cases in the Brazilian legal scenario with notable success.

David Rechulski, Advogados has extensive experience and is highly recommended for allegations of Corporate Fraud (prevention and investigation); Crimes against Consumer Markets (market abuses); Crimes against Public Administration (corruption, bid rigging and public contract frauds); Digital Fraud and Electronic Crimes; Economic Crimes (cartels); Environmental Crimes; Fraud and Financial Crimes (tax evasion, insider trading and money laundering); Intellectual Property Crimes; and Labour Crimes (workplace accidents and fatalities).

Partner David Rechulski has unparalleled experience in strategic corporate crisis management, assisting its clients in managing crisis from the very start of relevant events.

David Rechulski, Advogados works with high respected associated law firms providing legal advice in Brazilian criminal law in international proceedings, including in arbitration.

Advisory Excellence Appoints David Rechulski and David Rechulski Advogados in Brazil (streetinsider.com)

Rodrigo Alonso Martins

Rodrigo Alonso Martins is our exclusively recommended Tax Planning Services expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Rodrigo directly using the contact details listed above.

CEO and Head of Wealth Planning at Ripol Alliance and Head of International Taxation and Wealth Planning at Ronaldo Martins & Advogados.

We are developing a new approach in legal services focused on the needs of Ultra High Net Worth individuals. It provides an indisputable range of wealth management services that addresses the client’s global needs through personally managed services, achieving exceptionally high client satisfaction.

Within a context as complex as the Brazilian Tax System, in which we have a diversity of incidences with many taxes, the need to understand the impacts of taxation on business arises. Thus, companies should ensure they have the correct incidence and payment of taxes in their activities – whether in industry, commerce or services, as well as have Tax Compliance programs and their Tax Indicators, so that they can have a more holistic view of tax cost in their business relationships. In this regard, Tax Compliance programs and their Indicators can become great allies in the search for tax efficiency of processes, and in the mitigation of financial and property risks.

In such concern, RONALDO MARTINS & Advogados acts in the advisory, consulting, national and international tax planning area, through preventive analysis of tax procedures, aiming at detecting tax contingencies, analysis of accessory obligations, tax assessment and payment, tax credit recovery, elaboration of special regimes, consultations and guidance on corporate issues, corporate acquisitions, incorporations and mergers, corporate and family reorganizations – succession and corporate planning, aiming at mitigating, optimizing and/or reducing the tax burden of companies. The firm’s experience is in evaluating the entire tax impact on the business chain, analyzing not only the tax incidence on the final activity, but also on suppliers, the corporate structure, operating systems and internal controls of the company, adding value to the business as a whole.

Firm Overview:

Ronaldo Martins & Advogados (Law Firm) has been established from the idea that the legal services shall be provided in order to establish a common language between clients and lawyers. Such view guided concepts, structures and way of working.

One of the major challenges of the law firms is to integrate the legal services to the business development. For Ronaldo Martins & Advogados (Law Firm), the purpose was to overcome this challenge, causing the firm to be a facilitator, an instrument to add value to the results pursued by our clients.

Such vision of the offering of legal services allowed us to have an immediate identity with our clients and their legal problems, establishing partnerships, making easier the search for alternatives and allowing us to innovate, create and offer distinguished solutions.

In summary, our purpose is to contribute to increase the corporate productivity, making the legal information accessible to all levels of the company, aiming at adding value in the conduction of the clients’ businesses. The legal services shall not be considered as an end in themselves but means to achieve the final objective of every company: the profit with social responsibility.

Expertise in areas in which the clients demand new solutions. To provide legal services sharing the concern of our clients with the business leaded us naturally to a continuous specialisation in certain areas of the law more related but not limited to the companies, searching for creative and innovative solutions, especially in:

  • National and International Tax Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Labour Law
  • Civil Law
  • Wealth Planning
  • Foreign Trade and Commercial Agreements
  • Litigation
  • M&A

Developing a series of procedures and solutions created specially to accelerate the forwarding and solving of legal problems common to those areas.

Gilberto de Farias

Gilberto de Farias is our exclusively recommended Advisory Services expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gilberto directly using the contact details listed above.

Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Bachelor of Accountancy and International Executive MBA from University of Pittsburgh. Gilberto joined AFAS in 2001 and his previous experience includes 6 years as an Auditor at KPMG, 7 years as Controller at Proudfoot Consulting Group and Latin America Finance Director for Packard Bell NEC do Brazil and 8 years in Consulting Services.

Firm Overview:

Business corporations are always facing a new and ever-changing business landscape, a business landscape that has no boundaries and with competition intensifying on all fronts. In order for businesses to come across these challenges and competitions, they need to focus and concentrate on enhancing their core competencies. In this environment, businesses do not attempt to carry out every function in-house but outsource these functions to other entities, whose special competencies and expertise allow them to carry out these functions efficiently, effectively and economically.

AFAS outsourcing practice has the competencies and expertise to assist business organisations carry out services that are a management distraction if performed in-house. We add value to business organisations’ strategy of competitive advantage by carrying out outsourcing services in the areas of Finance and Accounting (F&A), Tax Compliance, Financial Department Routines, Payroll & HR, with thus freeing valuable client resources to focus on core areas of the business organisations.

We have a diversified portfolio of clients including companies from the United States of America, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, India, South Africa and other countries around the world, as well as local companies. Our clients are in the areas of commerce, industry, and services.

Ana Tereza Basilio

Ana Tereza Basilio is our exclusively recommended Business Litigation expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ana directly using the contact details listed above.

Bachelor of Laws from the Cândido Mendes University of Rio de Janeiro – UCAM in December 1989 and postgraduate in North American Laws from the University of Wisconsin, she was a partner at the Sergio Bermudes Office from 1990 to 1998, an international partner at the Baker & McKenzie Office, responsible in Brazil for the civil and commercial litigation area, from July 2002 to December 2005, partner of the Andrade e Fichtner firm, in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, from January 2006 to December 2008 and founded the Basilio firm Lawyers in January 2009.

Ana has been a member of the panel of Arbitrators at the Mediation and Arbitration Center of FIRJAN, FENASEG and the Commercial Association of the State of Rio de Janeiro, since 2003; Member of the Permanent Forum on Business Law at the Rio de Janeiro State School of Magistrates – EMERJ, since 2009; Member of the Administrative Law Commission of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute since 2015; Member of the Advisory Board of the Brazilian Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration (FIRJAN / ACRJ / FENASEG) since 2015; Member of the Editorial Board of the CNseg Legal Magazine since 2015; Vice-President of the Telecommunications Law Commission of the Brazilian Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration (FIRJAN / ACRJ / FENASEG) since 2015; Member of the Advisory Board of the Revista Justiça e Cidadania since 2018 and Director-Secretary of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute, elected in April 2018 for the 2018-2019 biennium.

Ana was a judge at the Regional Electoral Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro, from December 2010 to July 2015 and Director of the Rio de Janeiro Electoral Judicial School – EJE-RJ, from March 2011 to December 2013. She was also a teacher of Civil Law of the Post-Graduation Course of the Escola Superior de Advocacia, from 1993 to 2001, member of the Organising Committee of the V Competition for Federal Judge of the Federal Regional Court of the 2nd Region, as indicated by the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association ( 2004/2005), member of the Examining Board of the VI Competition for Federal Judge of the Federal Regional Court of the 2nd Region, as indicated by the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (2005/2006) and invited professor of the Postgraduate Course in Law Electoral and Arbitration Committee of Fundação Getúlio Vargas / RJ, since 2004.

Ana Tereza Basilio was President of the Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration of the Bar Association of Brazil, Section of the State of Rio de Janeiro, from December 2004 to December 2006, President of the Commission of Law Firms of the Order of Lawyers of Brazil, Section of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, from October 2003 to December 2006, Vice-President of the Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro State Section, from October 2003 to December 2006, Titular Counselor of the Bar Association do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro State Section, triennia 2000 to 2003 and 2003 to 2006, Member of the Commission to Combat Piracy and Unfair Competition of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association, from July 2005 to December 2006, Member of the Editorial Board of the Revista de Arbitragem of the Revista de Direito Mercantil e Mercado de Capitales, Member of the Special Committee for Combating the Illegal Market of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association, from 2008 to 2010, Member of the Chamber of International Trade (ICC), based in Paris, at the Arbitration and Conflict Resolution Commission (ADR), President of the IAB Electoral Law Commission, from 2013 to 2016, Director of Mediation and Arbitration of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute, of 2016 to 2018 and Chairman of the Mediation and Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute elected in 2018 for the 2018-2019 biennium. In November 2018, she was elected Vice President of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro State Section, for the 2019-2020 biennium. In 2019 she was appointed Member of the Permanent Forum on Transparency and Administrative Problems of the Rio de Janeiro State School of Magistrates – EMERJ.