Silvania C. Tognetti

Silvania is the main partner of Tognetti Advocacia, with extended experience in counselling companies in Corporate and Tax Law. She has wide national and international recognition (mentioned by Chambers & Partners Latin America & Global and LACCA Approved as a reference in Tax Law in Brazil).

Silvania is known for her versatility, legal knowledge and creativity. These characteristics have been forged in her diversified background, including experience as Public Attorney of the State of Rio de Janeiro (including in the State Taxpayers’ Council), tax consultant in PriceWaterHouse Coopers, investment bank (with focus on financial products), in major law firms specialized in M&A (over more than ten years, with practice in corporate, contractual and tax law), stands in tax and commercial law (large and medium-sized) and in the vast diversity of clients (large national and multinational companies) and projects carried out.

She has acted in cross-border M&A projects, which led to the formation of business giants in important sectors (such as beverages, petrochemicals and steel), acquisitions in specific sectors (internet, supermarkets, retail and steel industry), besides several corporate restructuring projects. She has sponsored judicial and administrative proceedings with an individual amount of over US$ 100 million, audited and managed several fiscal lawsuit portfolios resulting from acquisitions and corporate restructurings.

She is a PhD in Economic and Financial Law with the University of São Paulo (USP) and has a Master’s Degree in Tax Law with Cândido Mendes University (UCAM), in Rio de Janeiro. She is also a certified Trust Estate Planner by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (global organization with British origine that qualifies and certifies professionals specialized in trusts, heritages and succession planning).

Languages: Fluent English and Native Portuguese.