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Renato Souza Coelho


  • Assisted a large Brazilian conglomerate with tax-related issues concerning the restructuring of debts amounting to R$80 billion, the largest restructuring in Brazil up to that point.
  • Advised a Brazilian client on tax matters related to the privatization process of Transportadora Associada de Gás - TAG.
  • Assisted an international cement market group in an international corporate restructuring to optimize tax burden.
  • Advised an international sovereign fund on numerous investments in Brazil.
  • Assisted a Brazilian conglomerate in forming a joint venture to create one of the largest renewable energy platforms and commercialization in Brazil.


Renato is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the tax field by international publications such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, LACCA Approved, Análise Advocacia, and International Tax Review. Clients report that he is "very clear, objective, and has profound knowledge." Renato is listed as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil by Análise Advocacia.


  • Bachelor of Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).
  • Bachelor of Economics from the School of Economics, Administration, and Accounting of the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP).
  • Postgraduate degree in tax law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Tax Law from Leiden University, Netherlands.


Renato has been working for over 20 years in tax consultancy and taxation of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate restructuring, debt restructuring, financial market and capital market operations, and administrative tax litigation. Renato serves both publicly traded and privately held companies in various sectors, such as financial services, infrastructure, and fuels. He also assists individuals in their estate and succession planning.

He is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT), Brazilian Association of Financial Law (ABDF), and International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Renato is a co-author of the book "Manual de Tributação do Mercado Financeiro" (Financial Market Taxation Manual) and has authored several articles in the tax field.


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