Rodrigo Prado Gonçalves

Rodrigo Prado Gonçalves


Phone: +55 (11) 3141-9184

City: São Paulo

Language: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Linkedin: Rodrigo Prado Gonçalves

Practice Areas:

  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tax


Rodrigo is a partner in the firm’s Tax department. He has substantial experience in tax litigation, working in the administrative and judicial spheres, in both defense and the demanding of tax debts, as well as in the filing of court actions aimed at recovering tax credits.

He works with payroll taxation issues, providing assistance and advice regarding the proper compliance with social contribution legislation. In addition, he provides support in M&A operations, through the performance of due diligence. Rodrigo has been recognized as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500, and is also recognized by Latin Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation, Leaders League and Análise Advocacia.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Brazilian Institute of Tax Arbitration (IBAT)
  • Member of the executive core of the Brazilian Institute of Arbitration and Tax Transactions (IBATT)
  • Admitted to the São Paulo branch of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP)


  • LL.M. in Tax Law, USP – Universidade de São Paulo
  • Specialization in Tax Law and Tax Procedural Law, Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários (IBET)
  • LL.B., FMU – Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas


Rodrigo’s recent experience includes:

  • Providing administrative and judicial defense involving the tax debts of companies in the telecommunications industry;
  • Defending a non-profit organization in the recognition of its immunity to tax payments, as well as the annulling of demands for tax credits arising from non-observance of its immune or exempt status;
  • Providing administrative defense relating to the possibility of deduction of specific costs considered as input by the PIS and COFINS legislation;
  • Providing judicial defense involving customs issues; and
  • Filing legal measures and administrative defenses on behalf of companies in the entertainment sector, with a view to addressing the taxes for which they were allegedly liable.

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