Geraldo Valentim Neto

Madeira, Valentim & Gallardo Advogados



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LACCA Approved


With more than 20 years of experience specialized in complex tax disputes and tax advice, Geraldo Valentim Neto is a partner and head of the tax practice area of Madeira, Valentim& Gallardo Advogados (MVGA).

Before founding the firm in 2011, Geraldo Valentim was the head of the tax legal department of CSN, had previously worked in the tax area of Pinheiro Neto for 11 years and was also a full member of the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF).

Geraldo Valentim represents clients in relevant tax cases (administrative and judicial tax litigation) and provides tax advice on domestic and international transactions, particularly in the automotive, agribusiness, chemical, pharmaceutical, foreign trade, infrastructure, technology, education and consumer sectors.

Author of several articles about Brazilian tax issues, host and speaker in seminars, panels and conferences in Brazil and abroad, including 2014 International Fiscal Association (IFA) Congress in Mumbai, Geraldo Valentim holds an LL.B. and a Postgraduate degree in Tax Law from PUC-SP, and an LL.M. in International Business Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

As a result of his pragmatic approach and experience on the different sides of the corporate tax area (as a tax lawyer, including as a client, and as former tax judge), Geraldo Valentim has been recognized as a leading Brazilian lawyer in the tax area by several publications (Chambers, LACCA Approved, The Legal 500, Leaders League and Análise Advocacia): “He is extremely aware of what the client needs and has excellent technical knowledge” (Chambers), “The experienced team is led by highly recommended partner Geraldo Valentim Neto, and excels in tax litigation” (The Legal 500) / “Strategic Tax Counsel”, “Established Tax Litigator”, “Also noted for its high-win percentages in tax disputes” (Leaders League).

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