Jorge N Lopes, Jr has an LLB from the University of São Paulo Law School (2002) and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of São Paulo Polytechnic School (1996), as well as an LLM in international taxation from the New York University School of Law (2007). He is a tax partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ São Paulo office, having also worked as visiting associate at the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig (2007–2008). Mr Lopes has been working at Pinheiro Neto’s São Paulo office for 18 years. He specialises in taxation of local and cross-border transactions, especially M&A, private equity, capital markets and real estate transactions, while also representing clients in litigating tax assessments issued by local tax authorities in associated matters.