Cristiane Romano


+ 55 61 2104-5551

Specialist in the litigation practice, working in judicial and administrative disputes, especially before the Supreme Court and Superior Court of Justice, Administrative Tax Court (Carf) and regulatory agencies. A large part of her work consists in the strategy definition and conduction of high complexity disputes before these courts. Has previous experience in the areas of knowledge of pension funds, energy, food and beverage, automotive, banking, pharmaceutical, services, and retail.


Brazilian Bar Association (OBA)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Advisor of the Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados (Studies Center of Law Firm – Cesa)
Member of the Women Attorneys Commission for the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Recent acknowledgments

Recommended by The Legal 500, 2021 edition, in City focus - Brasilia > Litigation

Recommended by the International Tax Review as Women in Tax Leader, issue 2021.

Chambers Latin America 2020, in Tax: Centre West (Band 1) and Dispute Resolution: Centre West (Band 2)
Chambers Latin America 2019, in Tax: Centre West (Band 1) and Dispute Resolution: Centre West (Band 2).
Chambers Latin America 2018, Dispute Resolution: Centre West (Band 2), Tax: Centre West (Band 2).
Chambers Latin America 2016, Dispute Resolution: Centre West (Band 3), Tax: Centre West (Band 2). Chambers Latin America 2015, Corporate/Commercial (Band 1 -Corporate/Commercial: Centre West). Chambers Latin America 2014, (Band 1), Corporate/Commercial: Centre West. Chambers Latin America 2013, Corporate/Commercial: Centre West (Band 2).
Elected best litigator in America by Americas Women in Business Law Awards, 2017.
Recommended by Latin Lawyer in Corporate and M&A, edition 2017.
Ranked among the most admired lawyers by Análise Advocacia 2017, in the Financial area.


Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1992).

Recent publications

The Brazilian Federal Revenue Service (RFB) has expressed its position, through Solution of...[+]
There are two main forms of defense in tax foreclosures: the pre-foreclosure  exception...[+]
The Federal Supreme Court (STF) recognized the constitutionality of the Social Contribution...[+]
The 2nd Panel of the Superior Court of Justice (“STJ”) granted a taxpayer’s appeal to...[+]
Last year was special for the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (Carf). The period began...[+]
On October 18, the Federal Regional Court of the 1st Circuit submitted for judgment the Incident...[+]