Ricardo M. D. da Silveira

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Partner of CGM, Ricardo has three decades of experience in the tax area, with a special focus on indirect taxes, M&A, and tax litigation. He has built strong relationships with clients from several industries, especially in the technology, renewable energy, services, and automotive sectors.

With a strong international profile, Ricardo has advised several multinationals in structuring their businesses in Brazil, in the acquisitions of domestic companies, due diligences, corporate reorganizations, and reaching solutions for complex tax matters and proceedings in the country. He often works with leading international law firms for mutual clients.

Ricardo is the author of several articles and spoke in domestic and international conferences about the Brazilian tax system. He is the President of the board of the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law Studies (IBDE), member of the tax committees of the International Bar Association (IBA), and of the Center of Studies of Law Firms (CESA).


  • Specialization in Tax Law, PUC-SP.
  • Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP).



  • The Legal 500 (Tax, Leading Individual | 2020-2024)
  • International Tax Review – Euromoney (Tax, Highly Regarded | 2012-2024)
  • International Tax Review – awarded as the Latin America Indirect Tax Practice Leader of The Year (2020)
  • LACCA Approved (Tax | 2013-2024)
  • Leaders League (Tax | 2019-2021; International Corporate Finance | 2016-2018)
  • Who’s Who Legal: National Leader (Corporate Tax | 2019-2021)
  • Top Ranked Legal (Tax | 2021-2022)



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