Valter Lobato has been a senior partner at Sacha Calmon – Misabel Derzi Consultores e Advogados for more than 15 years. He has a strong track record representing his clients in both administrative and judicial courts as well as a solid tax consulting practice. Valter has considerable expertise in the steel and mining sectors.
He studied at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), where he qualified in law, receiving the Barão do Rio Branco Prize for being the best graduating student in 1993. Ten years later, he obtained a master’s degree in law at UFMG and also a doctorate in law in 2014. He currently teaches at UFMG and at Milton Campos Law School, being the coordinator of the Milton Campos’s specialisation programme in tax law. He is also the coordinator of the specialisation course in tax law by CEDIN and ABRADT.
Valter Lobato is currently the president of the Brazilian Association of Tax Law (ABRADT) and chairman of the board of tax affairs of the Minas Gerais Trade Federation (FECOMERCIO). He also coordinates the ABRADT and Forum Tax Law Review.
He has published numerous articles in books and national journals. He has acted as a dissertation adviser at renowned educational institutions and is frequently invited to give lectures in conferences and seminars of international prominence.
Valter Lobato has been highly regarded and ranked by Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global since 2013; by the Brazilian legal directory Análise Advocacia since 2013; and by LACCA since 2014.