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Cristiane Romano

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Cristiane Romano

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.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers Brazil: Tax: Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Brasilia-based (2022-2023)
    • Chambers Latin America: Corporate/Commercial: Centre West (2013-2015); Tax: Centre West, Dispute Resolution: Centre West (2016, 2018-2020)
    • Chambers Global: Tax: Litigation (2023-2024)
    • The Legal 500: Tax and Dispute Resolution (2019); City focus - Brasilia > Litigation (2021-2023); Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy) (2022-2023)
      • Leaders League: Power Law (2022-2023) and Tax: Centro-Oeste (2023)
      • Latin Lawyer 250: Tax and Energy (2021-2023)
      • Euromoney - Benchmark Litigation: Arbitration as "Litigation Star" and in Tax as "Litigation star in Tax disputes" (2019, 2021)
      • Internacional Tax Review: Women in Tax Leader (2019, 2021-2022); World Tax 2024: Brazil
      • Americas Women in Business Law Awards: Litigation of the Year (2017, 2018)
      • Analise Advocacia 500: Regulatory and Federal District (2021)
      • Analise Advocacia Mulher: Civel, Regulatory, and Financial Operations, in the Sugar and Alcohol and Oil and Gas sectors, and in Federal District (2022); Federal District (2023)


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


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OBA);
  • International Bar Association (IBA);
  • Vice-president 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.
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