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Leonardo Ventura

Leonardo Ventura

Practice Groups

Tax, Oil & Gas


Office: Rio de Janeiro
Phone: (55 21) 3535-2110


Professional experience

Head of the Tax practice group at TozziniFreire’s Rio de Janeiro office, Leonardo focuses his practice on tax consulting and litigation. He has wide experience in direct and indirect taxes, taxation on M&A transactions, international taxation and judicial and administrative litigation, assisting companies from many different industries. Leonardo also specializes in taxation regarding the oil and gas industry, advising companies on different tax matters within the sector, such as structuring of international transactions and special customs regimes (Repetro, drawback, etc.), among others. He has built his career at TozziniFreire and other renowned law firms, having also worked for one of the greatest global audit and consulting companies.


Leonardo is recommended by The Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer 250, important international legal guides.


  • English


  • Specialized degree in Business Management from Business School São Paulo, 2009. 
  • Postgraduate degree in Tax Law from UNESA (Universidade Estácio de Sá), 2002. 
  • Graduate of the Law School of UCAM (Universidade Candido Mendes), 2000.

Additional activities:

  • Professor of Federal Taxes, State Taxes, Municipal Taxes and International Tax Law in the postgraduate program at FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas).
  • Professor of Income Tax and Social Contributions, Wealth Tax and Customs Tax in the postgraduate program at IBMEC (Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais).
  • Professor of Income Tax in the postgraduate program at FUNDACE Business School (Fundação para Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento da Administração, Contabilidade e Economia), among other institutions.
  • Member of the Special Commission on Tax Matters of OAB/RJ (Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro section) and of the Subcommittee on Tax Matters of AMCHAM/RJ (American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro), among other associations.
  • Speaker in several legal events and author of articles in relevant journals.

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