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Raquel Novais

Specialist in tax consulting involving the interpretation of local and international tax legislation, structuring of new investments, operational and corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, tax modeling of several business models, taxation of several contractual arrangements. Raquel has a strong presence and experience in tax litigation, both in the administrative and the judicial spheres. Her experience covers several sectors of industry, commerce and finance, reaching regulated sectors, such as natural resources and energy.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers & Partners Brazil: Tax (Litigation) and Tax (Non-Contentious) (2021-2023)
  • Chambers Latin America: Tax and Tax (Lititigation) (2016-2021)
  • Chambers Global: Tax (Non-Contentious) and Tax (Lititigation) (2016-2023)
  • The Legal 500: Tax and Wealth and succession planning (2017, 2021); Tax (2022-2023)
  • Leaders League: Tax Advisory, Tax Litigation and Wealth Management (2020-2021); Tax Advisory and Tax Litigation (2022-2023)
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Tax and Pro Bono (2020-2023)
  • Latin Lawyer National: Tax (2020)
  • LACCA Approved: Tributário (2019-2022)
  • Análise Advocacia Mulher: Tax and in the Automotive and Auto Parts, Machines and Equipment, and Healthcare sectors (2021); ax area, in the Agriculture and Livestock, Automotive and Auto Parts, Financial Healthcare sectors, and in São Paulo (2022); Tax, Automotive and Auto Parts, Health and in São Paulo (2023)
  • Análise Advocacia 500: Tax area and in the Financial sector (2021) 
  • International Tax Review (ITR): World Tax - Tax Controversy as "Highly regarded". Recognized as "Women in Tax" (2021-2024)
  • Women in Business Law Expert Guide: Tax (2016, 2021-2022)
  • Who's Who Legal - Thought Leaders Brazil: Corporate Tax (2019-2022)


  • Faculdade de Direito de Franca, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1987)
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo, Brazil (Master’s degree in Tax Law, 1992)

Other qualifications

  • Council member of the Brazilian Association of Financial Law (“ABDF”) – International Fiscal Association Representative in Brazil Co-president of the Audit Committee of the Brazilian Institute for the Energy Law (IBDE) Council member of W.I.L.L. (Women in Leadership in Latin America)
  • Member of the Deliberative Council of the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) Board member of the Brazilian Sculpture Museum (MUBE)


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member of the São Paulo Lawyers’ Association (AASP)
  • Member of the Tax Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of the Brazilian International Fiscal Association Board (IFA)
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