Claudio Moretti has more than 20 years of practice in tax and corporate law. Graduated in law from the University of Rio Grande do Sul in 1988, he obtained his master's degree in European Law from the European Institute of the University of Saar – Germany in 1992. Professor of the Law School of the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, he taught Private International Law for more than 12 years.
Before becoming partner of Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, he was legal adviser of the Federation of Trade Associations of Rio Grande do Sul - Federasul. He was founder of the Porto Alegre office of Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados.
His activities are mainly focused on corporate and tax law, both in advisory and litigation. More recently, based on his experiences with tax and corporate advice to clients in the agribusiness sector, he created and has been coordinating the agribusiness practice group of Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados.
Representative Legal Matters
Tax planning for acquisitions and sales of Brazilian companies, corporate
structuring of foreign investments, tax structuring and risk analysis of corporate reorganizations, tax advice related to operating activities of companies from several sectors; defense of clients’ rights in local and higher courts regarding tax and corporate disputes, acting in arbitrations related to corporate law disputes.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Brazilian Bar Association - Member
Rio Grande Do Sul-Brazil (1990)
OAB RS - Nº 28234
University Des Saarlandes (Master's degree European Law) (1992)
University Federal of Rio Grande do Sul (LL.B.) (1988)
Ordinance of Ministry of Economy no. 53...
On September 29, 2019, the Minister of Economy Mr. Paulo Guedes issued the Ordinance ME no. 531 creating the Federal Tax Administration Committee (“COSAT”), which is liable to issue and establish binding precedents for the Administrative Tax Appeals Council (CARF) and National Treasury’s General Prosecution Office (PGFN). The aforementioned Ordinance does not foresee, in the […]