LEONARDO AZEVEDO VENTURA
Tax Law, Customs Law, Social Security Law, Oil and Gas
Leonardo has a market-recognized performance in the areas of consultancy and tax litigation, with a broad experience in operations of mergers and acquisitions, international taxation and administrative and legal processes, assisting companies of various industries in high complexity tax cases.
He is also a specialist in taxation in the oil and gas industry, assisting companies in the most diverse tax issues of the sector as, for example, the structuring of international operations, special tax regimes (Repetro, drawback, etc.), among other peculiarities of the industry.
During 6 (six) years, he was patrimonial partner of one of the greatest law firms in Latin America, having also worked in prominent positions in other big companies and one of the greatest international companies of audit and tax consulting (big four).
Teacher of the subjects Federal Taxes, State Taxes, Municipal Taxes and International Taxing in post-graduation courses (MBA and LL.M.) at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), between 2006 and 2008 and since 2012.
Teacher of the subjects Tax on Income and Social Contributions, Taxation on Equity, Customs Taxation and Tributary Planning in post-graduation courses (MBA and LL.M.) at Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (IBMEC), since 2016.
Teacher of Income Tax in post-graduation courses at Fundação para Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento da Administração, Contabilidade e Economia (FUNDACE Business School), associated to Universidade de São Paulo (USP) from Ribeirão Preto/SP, since 2010.
Coordinator of the Practical Tax Planning course at Centro de Aperfeiçoamento e Desenvolvimento Profissional (CADP), since 2018.
Teacher of the Taxing in the Oil and Gas Sector module at Curso PJT (Tax Jurisprudence Project), among many other institutions in Brazil.
Member of the Special Commission of Tax Matters at Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro chapter (OAB/RJ), of the Subcommittee on Tax Matters at American Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro (AmCham/RJ), among other organizations.
Speaker in several law events and author of published in relevant periodicals.
Recommended by Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer 250, relevant international legal guides.
Master’s Degree in Economic Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes (to be concluded).
Specialization in Corporate Management at Business School São Paulo.
Post graduated in Tax Law and Tax Legislation from UNESA.
Graduated from Faculdade de Direito Cândido Mendes.