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Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira

São Paulo
+55 11 3093 4825

Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira has been in the firm’s tax area since 1993, having been promoted to partner in 2005. He has extensive experience in the areas of indirect taxes, customs taxes, M&A, and tax litigation. For over 26 years, he has built strong relationships with strategic clients, especially in the automotive, renewable energy, services, and technology sectors.

With a strong international profile, Ricardo is one of the partners responsible for the firm’s front line abroad and for advising multinationals in structuring their business in Brazil. He often works with the most respected international law firms for mutual clients. He has been a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) tax committee for more than 10 years, and a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA). He is part of the Executive Board of the Latin American Tax and Legal Network (LATAXNET), a network of law firms that covers the Latin America, and he is the firm’s representative before WTS Global, an international network with a focus on and recognized leadership in the tax area, present in more than 100 countries.

Especialization in tax law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) (1997)
Bachelor of law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) (1994)

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Brazilian Bar Association - São Paulo Chapter (OAB/SP)
Brazilian Bar Association - Distrito Federal Chapter (OAB/DF)
Brazilian Bar Association - Rio de Janeiro Chapter (OAB/RJ)
Member of the Tax and Law Firm Management Committees of the International Bar Association (IBA)
Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Member of the Advisory Board of Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos do Direito da Energia (IBDE) (2019-2021)
Director of Corporate Relations of the Brazilian Institute for Energy Law Studies (IBDE) (2017-2019)
Presidente of the Advisory Board of Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos do Direito da Energia (IBDE) (2013-2017)

International Tax Review: Indirect Tax Leaders (from 2012 to 2018)
International Tax Review: appointed for the Americas Indirect Tax Practice Leader of The Year (from 2016 to 2018)
Leaders League: Excellent Tax Counsel lawyer by Transactions & Deals – International Corporate Finance (2017 and 2018)
Leaders League: Highly Recommended Tax Counsel by Transactions & Deals – International Corporate Finance (2016)
Leaders League: Excellent Tax Counsel by Brazil's Best Counsel (2019)
The Legal 500 Latin America: Recommended Lawyer in the tax area (from 2015 to 2018)
Anuário da Análise Advocacia 500: lawyer of note in the construction and engineering sectors (2015)
LACCA Approved: Leading Business Lawyer in the tax area (from 2013 to 2019)
Best Lawyers: tax law (2018 and 2019)