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André Simão

Partner

André Simão’s practice is focused on tax matters, both consulting and contentious – administrative and judicial.

André has vast experience in providing services to foreign Brazil and Brazilian entities with respect to direct and indirect taxes, assisting them to meet their tax obligations and to define and implement tax optimization structures for their contractual arrangements. His clients operate in a myriad of segments —oil & gas, naval construction, defense, infrastructure, technology, automotive, aviation and railway.

André has already successfully represented clients in important tax cases, both administrative proceedings and lawsuits, having already obtained the cancelation of tax assessments and the recovery of unduly paid taxes of more than hundreds of millions of Brazilian reais.

His assistance to a large gas transportation company is noteworthy: he issued many legal opinions, and proposed amendments to tax laws and regulations applicable to the gas industry that eliminated hindrances to the implementation of the new regulatory framework of the sector.

André also provides legal assistance within the ambit of projects, ranging from the construction of submarines, oil platforms and solar energy plants, to the importation of vessels (REPETRO-SPED), automotive industry and information technology operations, airway and railway transportation.

In a pro bono activity, André has long provided legal services to diverse nonprofit organizations, particularly in the health sector, and is involved in international human rights advocacy to advance freedom of religion, belief, and conscience for all, in connection with organizations such as the Baptist World Alliance and the 21Wilberforce.

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Formação e Carreira

Bachelor of Laws

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (1999)

Master of Tax Laws

Universidade Cândido Mendes (2005)

Bar Admissions

OAB - RJ 103.675 | SP 362.633

Languages

English, French, Spanish

André Simão

Partner

Contact information

Formação e Carreira

Bachelor of Laws

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (1999)

Master of Tax Laws

Universidade Cândido Mendes (2005)

Bar Admissions

OAB - RJ 103.675 | SP 362.633

Languages

English, French, Spanish

André Simão’s practice is focused on tax matters, both consulting and contentious – administrative and judicial.

André has vast experience in providing services to foreign Brazil and Brazilian entities with respect to direct and indirect taxes, assisting them to meet their tax obligations and to define and implement tax optimization structures for their contractual arrangements. His clients operate in a myriad of segments —oil & gas, naval construction, defense, infrastructure, technology, automotive, aviation and railway.

André has already successfully represented clients in important tax cases, both administrative proceedings and lawsuits, having already obtained the cancelation of tax assessments and the recovery of unduly paid taxes of more than hundreds of millions of Brazilian reais.

His assistance to a large gas transportation company is noteworthy: he issued many legal opinions, and proposed amendments to tax laws and regulations applicable to the gas industry that eliminated hindrances to the implementation of the new regulatory framework of the sector.

André also provides legal assistance within the ambit of projects, ranging from the construction of submarines, oil platforms and solar energy plants, to the importation of vessels (REPETRO-SPED), automotive industry and information technology operations, airway and railway transportation.

In a pro bono activity, André has long provided legal services to diverse nonprofit organizations, particularly in the health sector, and is involved in international human rights advocacy to advance freedom of religion, belief, and conscience for all, in connection with organizations such as the Baptist World Alliance and the 21Wilberforce.

  • Publications
  • The ICMS Non-Incidence on the Line-Pack Gas Delivered to Gas Carriers (“A não incidência do ICMS sobre gás de empacotamento transferido para mera custódia das transportadoras”) - article - LCA Publication Brazil (2018)
  • The proportionality principle and its applications in tax law (“O princípio da proporcionalidade e suas aplicações em matéria tributária") LL.M thesis - Candido Mendes University website (2005)