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Alex Jorge

Alex Jorge

Partner
Co-Head of the Tax Practice in Brazil and Co-Practice Group Leader (Tax) Latin America
About

Alex Jorge is a tax lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising companies from several sectors on how to navigate the tax complexities in Brazil. He is praised by clients for being very responsive, clear on presenting issues and solutions but yet technical.

He advises both foreign companies and private equity funds investing in Brazil and also Brazilian multinationals investing abroad on corporate taxes, audit defense, M&A, transfer pricing, customs and international taxation.  He also advises high net worth individuals and family offices on the various tax aspects of their investments.

Alex has significant experience in the consumer goods, food and beverage sectors, including the direct selling industry due to his 15 years’ experience as in-house counsel for Avon Products before joining the firm.

He has advised football clubs on the conversion from a not for profit to a special purpose company (SAF) subject to a special tax regime.  In 2022, he advised a few clubs such as Botafogo F.C. In 2021, Alex acted as lead tax advisor to Laureate Education on the sale of the several assets in Brazil to Anima Educacional on a BRL 4.1 billion deal.

Has also has significant M&A experience advising on complex tax issues.

 

DLA Piper and Campos Mello Advogados (CMA) are separate and independent law firms, which work in cooperation with one another. Partners of DLA Piper are not partners of CMA; and CMA partners are not partners of DLA Piper.

Bar admissionsRio de Janeiro, BrazilSao Paulo, Brazil

EXPERIENCE

  • Provided tax advice on the formation of an SPC for Botafogo Football Club in Brazil and the receipt of investment from a U.S investor (2022).
  • Advised Brazilian power company Eneva S.A on the acquisition of power plants in Brazil from New Fortress Energy and EBrasil Energia S.A for $1.29 billion in 2022.
  • Represented Laureate Education as lead tax advisor in Brazil on the sale of several universities to Anima Educacional for BRL 4.1 billion (2021).
  • Advised Eastman Chemical Group on the disposition of a tire additive business line in Brazil to OneRock Partners in 2021.
  • Advised A.J. Gallagher on the acquisition of the Willis Re assets in Brazil in 2021 and also on the acquisition of the Interbrok Group in Brazil in 2022.
  • Advised Lanxess in the carve-out of the high-performance materials which result in a Joint Venture with DSM Engineering Materials to create Envalior.
  • Advised GE on several business combination transactions in the past years in Brazil.
  • Advised BASF in the carve-out of its catalyst business in Brazil.
  • Advised Maha Energy in the completion of the business combination with DBO 2.0 in 2023 to explore oil fields in Brazil.
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
Education
  • LL.M. in Banking, Corporations and Finance Law, Fordham University School of Law, 2012
  • Survey on International U.S Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2004
  • Introduction to U.S Legal System, Harvard University, School of Law, 2002

Awards

  • The Legal 500 Latin America
    Recommended, Brazil Tax Advisory (2022, 2023, 2024)
  • Recommended, Brazil Tax Litigation (2018, 2019, 2021)
    Clients say, "Campos Mello Advogados' tax consulting team has as its main characteristic its client-centered work. In fact, the work developed by partners Alex Jorge, Rosana Jayme and Victor Kampel is highly technical, and delivered in a simple and objective way."

    "Alex Jorge has extensive experience in advising multinational companies in the challenges inherent to their operation in Brazil. Always accessible and objective, he commands a team of highly qualified professionals, focused on clear and simple answers to complex problems."
  • LACCA: 2019
  • Análise Advocacia 

Excellence and Relationship

Campos Mello Advogados was the first full-service Brazilian law firm to consistently use the NPS (Net Promoter Score) method. In the first year using the method, the firm achieved grade 83.

Pro Bono

Alex Jorge has provided tax advice to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Brazil for the past 5 years involved in new projects to foster preservation and awareness of the cause in Brazil.

Bylines

  • "New Tax Rules for Individuals with Foreign Income" May, 2023
  • Co-author, "Do Treaties or The New CFC Rules Prevail in Brazil," Tax Notes Int'l, vol 76, no 9, 2014
  • Co-author, "Cost-Sharing Arrangements in Brazil," Practical Latin American Tax Strategies, vol 16, no 7, 2013
  • Co-author, "Recent Developments of FATCA in Brazil," Latin American Law & Business Report, vol 21, no 3, 2013

Seminars

  • Speaker, "Brazil Tax Update," organized by the SE Michigan TEI Chapter, International Tax Day, April 25, 2013
  • Speaker, "Key Tax Structuring Considerations," organized by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce in New York,  September 2011
  • Speaker, "XI International Direct Selling Conference," Toronto, on a panel discussing the legal and tax implications of the Independent Contractor in the Direct Selling business, Summer 2002

Memberships And Affiliations

  • IBA
  • ABA
  • IFA (Brazilian chapter ABFD)
  • Member of the Ethics Council of the Brazilian Direct Selling Association (ABEVD). 
  • Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce in New York

Connect

Phone

+55 11 3077 3515
(Work, São Paulo (Cooperation Firm))
+1 212 335 4541
(Work, New York)