Renato Souza Coelho

+55 11 3755-5445
Portuguese and English

Renato has been working for almost 15 years in tax practice, with focus on domestic and international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and specialized consulting in the taxation of financial markets. He is Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), and Instituto Educacional BMF&BOVESPA of the following subject matters: taxation on financial markets, taxation of derivatives, taxation of fixed income and taxation of investment funds.

He is Co-author of the book Manual de Tributação do Mercado Financeiro (“Guide to Financial Markets Taxation”).


Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Bachelor of Economics Degree from Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade da Universidade de São Paulo (FEA-USP). Postgraduate Degree in Tax Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Masters of Laws Degree (LL.M.) in International Tax Law from Leiden University, Netherlands. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário (IBDT), Associação Brasileira de Direito Financeiro (ABDF) and International Fiscal Association (IFA).


Renato is recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the main active lawyers in Brazil in Tax. An interviewee appreciates his “know-how of tax issues related to financial transactions,” while another hails: “I was very impressed with his legal knowledge and quick response time. His availability to help clients and ability to recognize our needs set him apart.” (Chambers Latin America 2020).

The Legal 500 also recommends Renato in Tax (The Legal 500 Latin America 2019).

Renato is in the “LACCA Approved” list of recommended lawyers for 2020, voted by in-house counsel in Latin America, as one of the best Tax lawyers to work with.

International Tax Review has acknowledged Renato as a leading lawyer in indirect taxes.

Renato is listed as one of the most admired attorneys in Brazil by the publication “Análise Advocacia 500” 2019.