Maurício Barros’ focus is on tax law and international trade/customs, with solid experience in the consulting and foreign investments areas. He frequently advises in the sectors of information technology (IT), retail, e-commerce, direct sales, agribusiness, telecommunications, services and in the automotive, pharmaceutical, food and capital goods industries. Mauricio advises national and international clients on all matters involving taxes, especially in corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, inbound and outbound investments and tax planning. He is also the head of the innovation area in São Paulo, where he coordinates the office’s operations in technology companies and start-ups.
He is a former adjunct professor in the graduate school programme at Mackenzie Presbyterian University and the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo, as well as Coordinator of the Tax Working Group of the Italian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ITALCAM) Legal Committee, a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), a member of the Brazilian Financial Law Association (ABDF) and a former São Paulo State Tax Court Contributing Judge (2014–2019).
He has a PhD in Economic, Financial and Tax Law, Universidade de São Paulo – USP; Master of Laws, Pontifica Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC/SP; Bachelor of Laws, Pontifica Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC/SP.
He is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.