Professional Experience

Maria Rita Ferragut joined the Firm in 2019 as partner. She coordinates the Tax Litigation practice group, working with judicial focus at the federal, state and municipal levels. She has 25 years of experience.

Awards and Recognitions

Maria Rita Ferragut received the CARF Award for Monographs in Tax Law – 2010 (Prêmio CARF de Monografias em Direito Tributário 2010) from the Administrative Council for Tax Appeals.

She has also been recognized for her work in Tax by Análise Advocacia 500 as the most admired tax lawyers in Brazil in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Academic Background

She graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo with a degree in Law and also holds a master ‘s degree and a doctorate degree in Tax Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.

Activities outside the office

She is a full professor in Tax Law at Universidade de São Paulo. Currently, she is a Law professor at Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários (IBET) and Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC/COGEAE). She has already taught at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, INSPER and Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA/SP). She was an assistant professor in the master’s and doctorate in Tax Law at PUC/SP and USP for 12 years. Participates in several congresses and seminars in the country.

Vice-Chairman of the Tax Litigation Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association – OAB/SP. Vice-President of the Tax Law Commission of São Paulo Lawyers Institute – IASP. Member of the board of the Advocacy Defense Movement – MDA. Director of WIT – Woman in Tax Brazil. Ex-member of the board of Geraldo Ataliba Institute of Public and Business Law- IGA/IDEPE.


Author/co-author of several books/articles, such as:

-“Responsabilidade tributária“. 4ª ed. São Paulo: Noeses;

-“Presunções no direito tributário“. 2ª ed. São Paulo: Quartier Latin;

-“As provas e o direito tributário“. São Paulo: Saraiva.;

-“Eficiência probatória e atual jurisprudência do CARF. São Paulo“: Almedina, 2020. (co-author);

-“Compliance no direito tributário“. São Paulo: RT, 2018 (co-author);

-“Medidas de redução do contencioso tributário e o CPC/2015“. São Paulo (co-author);

-“PRODIREITO: Direito tributário: programa de atualização em direito” 1ª ed. São Paulo: Artmed Panamericana,2017. v.2.174p.(co-author).

Representative matters and clients

– Opinions for several foreign and Brazilian companies on the attribution of tax liability to administrators and economic groups;

– Advising on the defense of federal, state and municipal tax assessments, as well as sponsoring legal actions of various types for companies such as Santander, Itaú, Embraer, Sony, Banco Safra and Banco Votorantim.

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