Biography

Luís Adams is a partner of the litigation, arbitration and compliance practices of Tauil & Chequer Advogados. In the Brasília Office, he is responsible for matters related to Superior and Supreme Courts. Adams has extensive tax experience, working as counsel for the Federal Treasury at the Ministry of Finance for 24 years, from 1993 until his resignation request in 2017. He worked as Secretary-General of Litigation for the Attorney-General of Brazil (2001-2002) and as Legal Counsel and Adjunct Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management (2003-2006). In 2006, he was named as General Counsel of the Ministry of Finance until he was chosen to be Attorney-General of Brazil, a position he kept from 2009 to 2016.

As Attorney General, Adams conducted major cases in the judiciary, being responsible for coordinating the environment agreement between the Brazilian government and Samarco, Vale and BHP. He is a columnist for the legal website CONJUR, publishing articles on legal, tax and constitutional issues every Monday.

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