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.
Supreme Court judges the motion to clarify on the leading case of the exclusion of ICMS from the tax base of PIS
In brief In the sessions held on the 12th and 13th of May 2021, the Supreme Court judged the motion to clarify filed by the National Treasury in the Extraordinary Appeal No. 574.706/PR, where the court decided for the exclusion of the ICMS from the tax base of the Social Contributions (PIS and Cofins). The […]
Ordinance of Ministry of Economy no. 531: Committee to issue and establish binding precedents for the CARF and PGFN (restatement of case law)
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 […]
State of São Paulo authorized to institute an installment program of ICMS debts with reduction of fine and interest
On October 11, Agreement No. 152/2019 was published, authorizing the State of São Paulo to institute an installment program related to ICMS debts, comprising tax events that occurred until May 31, 2019. The debts included in the program may be paid: • in a single installment, with a reduction of up to 75% of punitive […]
Provisional Measure Setting Forth an Agreement Procedure Between the Federal Tax Authority and the Taxpayer Published By The Official Gazette
It was published today, October 17, 2019, the so-called “Provisional Measure of Legal Taxpayers”, which sets forth the conditions for the Federal Treasury and the taxpayers with tax debts undertaking agreements to resolve the litigation. The Provisional Measure regulates the rule set forth in Article 171 of the Nacional Tax Code, which refers to the […]