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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 structuring of international transactions, special customs regimes (Repetro, drawback, etc.), among other 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 The Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer 250, relevant international legal guides.


  • English


  • 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 Candido Mendes (UCAM), 2000.

Additional activities:

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

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