Luiz Renato Leite leads the firm’s tax and administrative litigation groups. He joined the firm in 2000.
He is recognized for his ability to translate complex tax legal issues to business executives.
As a specialist in tax law, Luiz has over 10 years of experience. He assists domestic and foreign clients from various sectors in direct and indirect tax matters, as well as tax consulting.
As a consultant on tax-related issues, he participates in various corporate tax house committees, seeking the most efficient solutions for a wide variety of clients. Luiz also frequently works as a tax litigator, his area of specialty, where he protects the interests of clients in significant administrative and judicial cases. He also deals with Brazilian Individual Income Tax issues for expatriates in Brazil, giving assistance in individual tax issues and preparing their Brazilian annual income tax return.
Most recently, Luiz has been engaged in compliance-related matters to ensure that his clients pay the right amount of tax at the right time, developing strategies to maximize compliance, educate the public, and conduct investigations to detect cases where outstanding revenue exists. Luiz is able to coordinate on-site compliance monitoring: compliance inspections, evaluations, and investigations (including review of permits, data, and other documentation), as well as off-site compliance monitoring: data collection, review, reporting, program coordination, oversight, and support.
His track record includes providing legal advice to Brazilian and foreign clients in relation to commercial contracts, real estate, and intellectual property.
Admissions and associations
Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – São Paulo
Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies ("Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário")
International Bar Association – IBA
2003 - Law Degree–Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP)
2005 - Specialization in Tax Law–Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (COGEAE/PUC-SP)
2009 - Accounting Applied to the Law –FGV DIREITO SP (GVLaw)
2016 - Global MBA -The University of Manchester – Alliance Manchester Business School, England