About Us
About Us

Credibility and partnership overcome barriers.

Lauffer was founded in 1989, and is a respected law and tax advisory firm located in Southern Brazil. Its history of success has been built upon exceptional client services on over the past 35 years. Throughout the years, the firm has built a strong reputation prioritizing quality, ethics, accountability, and transparency in its practices and services.

Success story

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Administrative dispute resolution - Presumed tax on industrialized goods (IPI) Tax Credits

Successful administrative dispute resolution for the purpose of guaranteeing the right of exporters to claim IPI tax credits over manufacturing agreement.

ICMS - Judicial grant to transfer ICMS export tax credits

Obtaining first and unprecedented final decision allowing exporting companies to transfer ICMS Credits without the restrictions imposed by state law.

Subsidies for Investment

Successful administrative dispute resolution over taxation of subsidies for investment at the Brazilian Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF) representing a company.
                            

Research and development on innovation and technology tax incentives

Tax advisory for a footwear company, owner of important brands, to claim and usufruct
research and development tax incentives.
            

Tax Structuring

Relevant tax structuring for a prominent corporation in Southern Brazil in the metal and
mechanics field, a supplier for Petrobrás, which resulted in tax savings of over R$ 6
million.

Corporate Restructuring

Complex restructuring planning and execution for an important machinery manufacturer in Southern Brazil. This operation involved asset and rights and obligations transfer to other companies, changes in corporate structure and management, adjusting partners’ common interests through administrative rationalizing and implementing a succession plan through new management.

Tax wars - Leading Case at the Brazilian Federal supreme court

The firm was involved in the leading case at the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court
regarding Tax Wars and the right to maintain Tax on Commerce and Services (ICMS)
of products purchased from states that grant tax incentives without the approval of
Brazil’s National Council for Financial Policy (CONFAZ).
                        

Legal Advisory for an American Pension Fund

Legal advisory for an American Pension Fund to perform credit operations and a
guarantee plan with an Educational Institution.

25th Anniversary

The firm celebrated the 25 th anniversary of its foundation. Its history of success has
been built upon exceptional client services on over the past 25 years.

Brazilian Program of Social Integration Tax (PIS) and Brazilian Contribution for the Financing of Social Security Tax (COFINS) Credits – Industrial Supplies

Unprecedented final decision at the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice for a food industry corporation authorizing the use of Brazilian Program of Social Integration Tax (PIS) and Brazilian Contribution for the Financing of Social Security Tax (COFINS) Credits towards expenses with fuel, lubricants and replacement parts.
            

Advisory in Industrial Acquisition

Corporate and tax advisory and monitoring in a merger and acquisition operation that involved the acquisition of a midsize hydraulic pump manufacturer in the state of Rio Grande do Sul by a German multinational.
            

São Paulo office

In order to be closer to clients located outside the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the firm starts providing services at a new office in the city of São Paulo.  

Professionals

Meet our specialized team to help you!
Haroldo Lauffer
Haroldo
Lauffer
Legal and Advisory
Adriano I. de Almeida
Adriano
I. de Almeida
Advisory
Alexander Glaser
Alexander
Glaser
Advisory
Alfredo Darcy Petry
Alfredo
Darcy Petry
Advisory
Cristiane Krug
Cristiane
Krug
Advice
Daniel Earl Nelson
Daniel
Earl Nelson
Legal
Davi Lauffer
Davi
Lauffer
Legal and Advisory
Evandro Iop
Evandro
Iop
Advisory
Fernando Gerhard
Fernando
Gerhard
Legal
Marcelo S. Poltronieri
Marcelo
S. Poltronieri
Legal
Tatiane Daniele Bobsin
Tatiane
Daniele Bobsin
Advisory

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