Wilson De Faria is the founding and managing partner of WFaria Advogados. With over thirty years of experience in Tax and International Law, emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and international transactions.
He holds a law degree from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Business Administration bachelor degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). He holds a postgraduate degree in Tax Law from CEU / SP and a Master's degree in Business Administration from INSEAD (France). Member of OPM 53 (Owners and Presidents Management Program) of Harvard Business School (Harvard University - USA).
Throughout his career, he was also Professor of Law at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-GO) and Superintendent of Tax Planning at Banco Citibank S.A.
He is currently a member of the São Paulo Bar Association (IABP), the Brazilian Institute of Lawyers of São Paulo (IASP), representative in Brazil of GGI (Geneva Group International), representative in Brazil of the International Taxation Specialist Group (ITSG), Professor of Law Compliance at LL.M in Business Law at CEU-IICS and President of INSEAD Alumni Law Club.
Languages: Portuguese, English and French.
Leonardo Mazzillo specializes in Tax, Social Security and Labor Law. At WFaria, he coordinates the areas of Tax Consulting and Human Capital, which includes consulting and labor compliance. He also acts as a local and international speaker on tax issues, Social Security funding and labor compliance.
Member of the Law of the Arts Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association - São Paulo Section, holds a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), postgraduate in Tax Law by the same institution and in Labor Law and Process of Labor by Escola Paulista de Direito.
In his career, he has held the positions of Legal Officer of the Brazilian Association of Administrative Support Service Providers (ABRAPSA) and Board Member of the 2nd Judging Chamber of the Tax and Mortgage Council of the Municipality of São Bernardo do Campo / SP.
Languages: Portuguese, English and Italian.
Most admired lawyer in 2017 by Análisis 500 magazine
Alessandra Gonsales specializes in the implementation of programs against corruption and money laundering (AML) with extensive experience in compliance and corporate law. His participation is active in the main discussions on the themes in Brazil.
She holds a bachelor's degree in business law and a master's degree in commercial law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP). She also holds an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). His research was conducted at Harvard University (USA).
Professor of postgraduate courses at the FGV of Rio de Janeiro and the Faculty of Law of Vitória (FDV-ES), she is responsible for organizing the International Congress on Compliance, the largest event on Latin America. She is also a professor and coordinator of Compliance Courses at Legal, Ethics and Compliance (LEC), business school and Brazilian magazine of which she is a founding partner.
Lecturer and author of articles for local and international press, she is the author and coordinator of "Compliance - The New Rule of the Game" (LEC, 2016), and has participated in the books "Compliance in Health: present and future of a market in search of self-regulation "(Crearmed, 2016) and" Anti-Corruption Law and Compliance Issues "(Juspodivm, 2017).
Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
Leo Lopes is the coordinator of the Specialized Tax Litigation and Fiscal Liability Management of WFaria. Graduated in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) and post-graduated in Tax Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
Professor of Tax Law at the Paulista University Law School (UNIP), he is a local speaker on tax issues. Lecturer and active speaker, also has several published articles on Tax Law, Tax Litigation and Tax Liability Management.
Languages: Portuguese and English.
Most admired lawyer in 2017 by Análisis 500 magazine
Daniel Castanha is responsible for the Infrastructure and Large Projects Area of WFaria. Graduated in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) and post-graduate in Business Contracts from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
With extensive legal experience as a legal advisor and in-house counsel in national and international groups in the field of construction, today he integrates some of the largest and most important Infrastructure projects in the country.
Languages: Portuguese, English.
Law degree from PUC/SP.
Post-graduate in Tax Law – PUC/SP.
Coordinator of the Pensions Law section. Mr. Ackel has wide experience in tax both administrative and judicial procedures. He coordinates the section of pension credit recovery.
Mr. Ackel practices Tax Litigation, with emphasis on tax litigation in administrative and judicial areas. He practices directly in the administration of tax litigation in administrative and judicial, federal court, state forums and courts, regional federal appellate courts, Higher Courts, Instituto Nacional do Seguro Social – INSS (Brazil’s Social Security and Pensions Authority) and the Receita Federal do Brasil – RFB (Brazil’s Internal Revenue Service). He appears at federal, state, municipal courts and administrative tax councils to defend cases.
Languages: Portuguese. English and Spanish.
Ana Júlia has eighteen years of experience in Dispute Resolution, representing multinational companies in complex cross-border litigation and domestic and international arbitrations, focusing on corporate disputes, foreign investments, engineering and construction. Ana Júlia has also wide experience in advising clients on corporate on contract negotiations and corporate restructuring and recovery.
Ana Júlia has law degree from PUC-SP University, specialization in Business Contracts from the same law school and extension courses in Business Law and Procurement Contracts from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
Languages: Portuguese and English