Thompson & Knight Expands São Paulo Office
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|(openPR) - São Paulo (October 20, 2008) - The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP, through its affiliated office Tauil & Chequer Advogados, is pleased to announce the expansion of its São Paulo office with the addition of associates Christiano Chagas Monteiro De Melo and Roberto Pinatti Casarini, who join the Firm’s Tax Practice Group.
“We are very pleased to have Christiano and Roberto join our São Paulo office. Their background in tax planning will greatly benefit our clients and aid us in the continued expansion of our project finance and merger and acquisition practices. Additionally, their experience with financial and capital market taxation will be a tremendous asset to our team,” says Alexandre R. Chequer, a Partner in the Firm’s International Energy Practice Group and the Firm’s São Paulo Office Managing Partner.
“Christiano and Roberto will be great additions to Thompson & Knight’s Brazilian Tax Practice, which is already recognized as the leading Energy/Infrastructure Tax Practice in Brazil. With Christiano and Roberto, the Brazilian Tax Practice now includes 12 tax lawyers in both the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices,” says Ivan Tauil, a Office Managing Partner of the Firm’s Rio de Janeiro office and Leader of Thompson & Knight’s Brazilian Tax Practice.
Chagas and Casarini concentrate their practice on tax issues, specifically tax planning, international taxation, financial and capital market taxation, private equity structures, and judicial and administrative proceedings. Additionally, they have assisted numerous companies in tax matters related to initial public offerings, joint ventures, the issuance of certificates of real estate receivables, and the incorporation of private equity funds and receivables funds.
Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, Chagas was an associated lawyer for more than seven years with Pinheiro Neto Advogados, one of the largest law firms in Brazil. While there, he served as senior lawyer, specifically dealing with tax matters on different financial operations. He also spent part of his professional career working for Brazilian investment banks. Casarini also worked for four years at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, where he dealt with tax matters on different financial operations and international taxation.
Throughout their careers, Chagas and Casarini have been involved in numerous multimillion-dollar foreign investments in the Brazilian financial and capital market. This experience allowed Chagas and Casarini to build upon their legal backgrounds and offer tax-efficient solutions to their clients.
About Thompson & Knight
Since 1887, Thompson & Knight LLP has consistently made a positive impact on its clients’ successes. With its practice focused on the energy industry, the Firm has extensive resources in litigation, tax, insolvency, and international energy matters. The Firm has approximately 420 attorneys, and has offices and alliances in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Thompson & Knight represents companies, government entities, and individuals in local, regional, and national markets around the world.
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