Cora Mendes is an associate at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, with broad background in international trade, customs and tax matters. Her expertise comprises both consulting and litigation (at the administrative and judicial spheres) in the abovementioned areas, for Brazilian and foreign companies of all sectors of industry. She has significant experience in resolving indirect tax issues (excise, customs and VAT). Ms. Mendes has an LLB from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2014), a postgraduate title in Brazilian Tax Law from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (2017) and a postgraduate title in International Tax Law from Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário (2021), which maintains academic cooperation agreements with International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) and Iberoamerican Observatory of International Taxation (OITI). She is fluent in Portuguese and English.