Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados (RV&LC) is a law firm with national and international presence specialised in providing legal services for companies. The firm was founded in 1993 and has five offices in the most important Brazilian cities (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Curitiba),two firms in Europe (Lisbon, Portugal; and Düsseldorf, Germany) and one in New York, United States.
The expertise of the firm stems mainly from the qualification of its partners and associates, who combine their practical knowledge of business and academic experience with other qualifications greatly needed for the professional practice of law. The lawyers from RV&LC have extensive market experience and solid academic education (specialisation, master and/or doctorate degrees in Brazil and abroad). Many have complementary backgrounds in addition to law, such as accounting, business administration and economics. We believe that the balance involving both practical and academic experiences is the right measure for the rendering of modern and high-level legal services.
The vast experience acquired, added to the policy of permanent investment in its staff, allows RV&LC to consolidate its position as one of Brazil’s leading law firms. The constant interaction among professionals from different departments of the firm is also an outstanding asset of RV&LC.
Having one of the largest tax departments in Brazil, RV&LC is renowned for the excellence of this area. The Tax Department deals with tax issues involving Federal, State and Local taxes and virtually all economic sectors.
The Tax Department is under the guidance of Dr João Dácio Rolim, a seasoned partner highly recognised domestically and abroad with two doctorates. The first one in Brazil and the second at Queen Mary University of London, which has improved his global practical application of theories of taxation as well as eliciting theoretical principles from practical cases.
Litigation and consultancy teams work together in order to assist clients in the structuring of the best planning alternative foreseen eventual litigation ahead and to defend clients interests in administrative and judicial courts. Mixing deep practical knowledge and years of academic work, RV&LC tax partners and staff are prepared to assist in the review of practices and structures in order to bring more tax efficiency to clients operations in Brazil and abroad. The department is highly recognised for its contribution in M&A transactions and industrial and infrastructure projects. Another key advantage is the interactions of different departments of RV&LC, particularly with the regulated sectors, such as energy (power), telecom, business law, mining, environmental and aviation.
This is proven by the long list of clients of the department, including global companies, heavyweights in their industries, such as ExxonMobil, Shell, AngloGold Ashanti, Braskem, FEMSA Coca-Cola, ADM do Brasil, Heineken, Prosegur, ArcelorMittal, FiatChrysler, Telefonica, New Holand, Iberdrola and Samarco (BHP).
RV&LC and its lawyers are recognised as leaders in Brazil in local and international rankings, such Latin Lawyer (www.latinlawyer.com), Chambers and Partners (www.chambersandpartners.com), ITR World Tax (www.itrworldtax.com), IFLR 1000 (www.iflr.com), The Legal 500 (www.legal500.com), IFLR Energy and Infrastructure (www.iflr.com), LACCA (www.lacca.net) and Análise Advocacia 500 (www.analise.com).
Clients: RV&LC represents a broad range of clients, from start-up businesses to multinational companies, important players in all industries, such as automotive, consumer products, food and drink, electricity, mining, renewable, oil and gas, services, steel, aviation, infrastructure, real estate, transportation/logistics and telecommunications.www.rolimvlc.com