WHO WE ARE

We are business lawyers

BVZ was built to provide legal services for local companies, multinational groups, investment funds, financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, family businesses and start-ups. BVZ supports and values our community and our entrepreneurs: we take care of the legalese so you can focus on what you do best.

We believe Law is a powerful tool for

structuring and running businesses

We design legal solutions that effectively protect our clients and their interests as well as develop administrative and tax efficient legal structures. This means creating holistic outcomes to preserve and optimize your business, enabling it to thrive.

We keep things simple and use

technology to benefit our clients

Our focus is to take care of your interests and add value to

your activities. Clean, precise and straightforward language are cornerstones of our work. We treat technology and innovation as tools to improve our services and facilitate interaction with our clients.

Relationships matter

Professional services are based on trust and communication.

We believe in the power of close and meaningful face to face relationships, grounded on ethics and transparency. To offer this to our clients, we do our homework: we cherish a healthy and horizontal work environment between our team members.

OUR TEAM

FREDERICO BASTOS

RENATO VILELA

DANIEL ZUGMAN

To talk about:

Wealth planning and family office. Tax consultancy involving Federal, State and Municipal taxes. Capital markets taxation. International taxation. Administrative and judicial tax litigation. 

Life before BVZ:

Master of Laws from FGV. Postgraduate from FIPECAFI, FGV, IBET, Delaware and Leiden University. He was also a researcher at FGV's Fiscal Studies Center.

 

Life beyond BVZ:

Professor of Tax Law at FGV and Ibmec Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Tax Policy Studies Group at FGV.


To talk about:

Consultancy in Corporate Law and governance. Contracts. Capital markets. Wealth planning and family office. 

Life before BVZ:

Graduated in Social Sciences from USP and Law from Mackenzie, Master of Laws from FGV and PhD in Commercial Law from USP.

 

Life beyond BVZ:

Professor of Corporate Law graduate courses at FGV, Ibmec and IDP.

To talk about:

Tax assistance to multinational groups, local companies and individuals. Domestic and international tax planning. Administrative and judicial tax disputes.

Life before BVZ:

Bachelor of Laws from UFPR and Master of Laws from FGV. Postgraduate from Leiden University, FGV, IBFD, FIPECAFI and Cambridge Law Studio. He was also a researcher at FGV's Fiscal Studies Center.

Life beyond BVZ:

Professor of Tax Law at FGV and Ibmec Member of the Tax Policy Studies Group at FGV.


IVO BARI

KATHERINE SATO

WHAT WE DO

To talk about:

Consultancy involving Federal, State and Municipal taxes. Capital markets taxation. Customs Law and indirect taxes. Administrative and judicial tax litigation. 

Life before BVZ:

Professor of Tax Law in preparatory courses for examinations to obtain certifications related to financial and capital markets.

 

Life beyond BVZ:

Graduated in Law from USP.

To talk about:

Dispute resolution, judicial and arbitral litigation, debt restructurings, bankruptcy, judicial reorganizations and liquidations, and transactions in

special situations.

Life before BVZ:

Currently in the Masters program of Commercial Law at USP.

Life beyond BVZ:

Graduated in Law from FGV Direito SP.


TAX PLANNING

AND TAX

LITIGATION

ESTATE

PLANNING

CAPITAL

MARKETS

CONTRACTS

CORPORATE LAW

AND GOVERNANCE

CORPORATE REORGANIZATIONS, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

DEBT

RESTRUCTURING

AND BANKRUPTCY

DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS, LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

TRACK RECORD

TAX CONSULTING

Tax consultancy to M&A transaction, design of fiscal structures and implementation of most efficient solutions to a Brazilian energy group, in the sale of its photovoltaic plants in Bahia.

 

Tax consultancy to multinational French group acting with respect to tax aspects related to intragroup transactions, such as loan agreements, cost sharing and management fees agreements.

 

Tax advisory to a Canadian multinational group regarding the tax impacts in Brazil of international corporate reorganization including split and mergers of Brazilian companies, including analysis for maximizing tax efficiency and risk mitigation in Brazil.

PRICING

Transparency in pricing is at the core of our business: 

Because constantly watching the clock might get in

the way of a trusting and collaborative relationship. 

We believe that providing effective legal services requires us to develop

and nurture flexible and open communication channels for problem-solving,

so we seek to establish billing practices that allow us to be responsive to

questions by phone or email without additional and unexpected charges.

We are also available for a coffee, a drink, or a meeting in our office.

We always discuss pricing in detail, in advance. You want great

legal services at a reasonable and predictable price. We want to focus

on delivering results rather than chasing billable hour targets.

Let's make this happen.  

NEWS & INSIGHTS

Stay tuned for news, events, articles and books

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Institutions and individuals are accountable for contributing to build a better community. Therefore, we dedicate a relevant part of our time to causes we believe. Our pro bono practice focuses on organizations that support social impact entrepreneurship: financially sustainable businesses that generate beneficial outcomes to community in several fields, such as education, health and environmental preservation.

CONTACT

Do you have a question, an idea, want to
engage or work with us? Contact BVZ
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