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Gustavo Nygaard

Gustavo Nygaard

Practice Groups

Tax, Corporate Law & Foreign Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Agribusiness


Office: Porto Alegre
Phone: (55 51) 3025-2225


Professional experience

Partner in the Tax practice at TozziniFreire since 2000, and currently head of the area, Gustavo provides tax counsel to a diverse corporate clientele concentrated in Southern Brazil, where he has been constantly featured in tax committees of several companies and business entities. He previously served as Director of the Porto Alegre Municipal Taxpayer Council between 1993 and 1995, also served as Public Attorney of Porto Alegre city from 1992 to 2003.


Gustavo is recognized and recommended by Chambers Brazil, Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500, Leaders League and Análise Advocacia 500, influential legal guides.


  • English


  • Graduate of the Law School of UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), 1990.

Additional activities:

  • Judge of the Court of Ethics and Discipline of the OAB/RS (Brazilian Bar Association - Rio Grande do Sul Section).
  • Former councilor of the Municipal Taxpayers Council of Porto Alegre.
  • Former professor of Tax Law and Legislation in the graduate and postgraduate programs at UNISINOS (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos).
  • Former professor of Tax Law at PUC-RS (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul).


  • Novos Rumos da Autonomia Municipal. São Paulo: Max Limonad, 2000.
  • Several articles in relevant journals and newspapers.

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