Rafael Gregorin joined the Firm in 2002 and became partner in 2018. He integrates the tax practice group, with focus on litigation. Mr. Gregorin has a wide breadth of experience in tax and customs litigation, representing clients in disputes involving federal, state and municipal taxes.
He has worked in Ablfs & McKfnzif Chicago in the tax practice group.
Awards and Recognitions
Rafael Gregorin has been recognized as one of the most admired tax litigation lawyers by Análise Advocacia and Lacca Approved.
He graduated from Pontificia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP) with a degree in Law. Mr. Gregorin also holds a master’s degree in Tax Law from King’s College London and a specialization in Tax Law from Insper-SP. Additionally, he holds an specialization in Customs Law.
Activities outside the office
Mr. Gregorin is a member of the Customs Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association.
Author/co-author of several books/articles, such as:
– Tax disputes – administrative and judicial levels, Blucher, 2019;
– Taxpayers have five years to offset tax credits, Valor Econômico, 2019;
– Tax Litigation Opportunities and Pitfalls in Latin America; Thomson Reuters, 2009.
Representative matters and clients
– Mr. Gregorin represents foreign multinationals with activities in Brazil and major domestic companies in relevant tax assessments challenging tax planning structures;
– Defended a key client on a successful leading case for the software industry;
– Represented a major client in one of the most important operations carried out by the Brazilian Revenue Department regarding import transactions.
Trench Rossi Watanabe is awarded the CESA Gender Equality Seal
Trench Rossi Watanabe has received the CESA Gender Equity Seal in the highest category entitled “Highlight”. This award recognizes law firms that have solid Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, taking into consideration several fronts, such as internal commitment, strategic planning, communication and participation rate. With a female majority in leadership for years, this recognition reinforces […]
Law of São Paulo State approves changes to the tax settlement law – Law 17,843/2023
In brief On November 09, 2023, it was published Law No. 17,843/2023, in which essentially provides for the settlement of tax debts registered in the State of São Paulo as overdue liability certificates. The new law repeals the old legislation on settlements in the state of São Paulo that had been in force until then, […]
Recognition: Leaders League 2024 — Transactions and Deals
The Leaders League, an important international publication in the legal and financial markets, has released the results of the first cycle of the 2024 edition called Transactions and Deals. We have been recognized in 19 practices (two more than last year) and have had 30 lawyers recognized (compared to 22 last year), several of them […]
Recognition: The Legal 500 Latin America 2024
Once again, our Firm has been featured in The Legal 500, one of the leading international directories focusing on legal research, involving the participation of clients and important market players. In the 2024 edition, we were recognized in 26 categories and had 61 lawyers mentioned. We had a total of 84 individual recognitions, 25 of […]
Brazil: Private Equity Investment Funds – FIP: Changes to the income tax rules applicable to the non-resident investors
In brief Law No. 14,711, resulting from the conversion of Bill No. 4,188/2021, was published on October 31st. Among several provisions, this new law changes the requirements to benefit from the zero rate of Income Tax applicable to both income and capital gains of non-resident investors (“NRI”) in Private Equity Investment Funds (“FIP”). Below we […]