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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 has focused in tax consulting and litigation, with wide experience in direct and indirect taxes, taxation in M&A transactions, international taxation and judicial and administrative litigation, assisting companies from many different industries. Leonardo is also specialist in taxation in the oil and gas industry assisting companies in different tax matters of the sector, such as fiscal structuring of international transactions, special customs regimes (Repetro, drawback, etc), among other fiscal particularities of the industry. He has built his career in TozziniFreire and other renowned law firms, also working in one of the greatest global audit and consulting companies.


Leonardo is recommended by Legal 500, relevant international legal guide.


  • English


  • Master degree in Economic Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes (expected 2016).
  • Specialized degree in Business Management from Business School São Paulo, 2009.
  • Postgraduate degree in Tax Law from the Universidade Estacio de Sá (Unesa), 2002.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade Cândido Mendes (Ucam), 2000.

Additional activities:

  • Professor of Federal Taxes, State Taxes and International Tax Law of the Tax Law subject of the specialization courses from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
  • Professor of Income Tax of the Tax Management subject of the postgraduation courses from Fundação para Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento da Administração, Contabilidade e Economia (FUNDACE Business School).
  • Professor of Tax Planning and Income Tax of the Tax Management subject of the postgraduation courses from Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas e Estudos Tributários (INPET).
  • Member of the Special Commission for Tax Matters of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro section (OAB/RJ), of the Subcommittee for Tax Matter of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), among other associations.
  • Speaker in several legal events and author of articles in relevant journals.

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