Andre Carvalho focuses his practice on tax consulting, with particular expertise in the oil and gas and shipping industries. A significant part of his time is also devoted to clients in the mining industry as well as private clients and tax and estate planning associated thereto.
Mr. Carvalho has represented a broad range of top-tier companies on issues surrounding oil and gas exploration, production, and structuring of investments for acquisition and divestiture, both inbound and outbound. He regularly advises some of the world’s most prominent oilfield services and shipping companies and guides them through the complexities of Brazilian tax and customs regulations. He began counseling clients in the late 1990s in the early phases of the rebirth of the Brazilian shipbuilding industry and continues to be a recognized expert on the legislation that affects this important industry, including customs issues.
Additionally, Mr. Carvalho has developed a strong expertise in cross-border tax issues and the application of tax treaties for a wide cross-section of business and industries.
Mr. Carvalho is a frequent speaker, in both Brazil and internationally, on tax issues related to corporate structuring and the oil and gas and mining industries. He is also a recognized expert on regulatory tax matters associated with the offshore industry. Mr. Carvalho is a Director of the Brazilian chapter of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), a position he has held for more than five years and was also a member of the Central Committee of the YIN – Young IFA Network in 2010-2011.
Several universities and educational institutions benefit from Mr. Carvalho’s expertise because he is a frequent lecturer on international tax issues. He is also an active member of the Research and Support Committee of ‘Revista de Direito Tributário Internacional’, a leading publication in the field of international taxation in Brazil.
Before joining Veirano in 1997, Mr. Carvalho worked for one of the Big Four Accounting Firms, specializing in tax advisory.