Vinicius Jucá joins from TozziniFreire Advogados, another large Brazilian firm, where he was a partner for nearly a decade. Associate Pietro Rondó will follow Jucá to Lefosse. Both are based in São Paulo.
With the addition of Jucá, Lefosse’s tax practice now has more than 75 legal professionals, including 11 partners.
TozziniFreire chief executive Fernando Serec told Law.com International that the firm thanks Jucá for his service and wishes him luck on this “new path.” He added that his firm’s tax team has been significantly reinforced in recent years with the hire of several new partners, including Renata Emery, who joined in 2021 to co-head the practice. All told TozziniFreire has 11 partners and more than 60 lawyers dedicated to tax, he said.
The Brazilian tax system is notoriously complex, making that practice area one of fierce and ongoing competition for talent in the country.
“The practice of tax litigation involves the entire business cycle and requires a technically strong service, but with a practical vision, with the development of strategies that best represent