Thais Rodrigues is a partner in the Tax practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in the Rio de Janeiro office. She focuses her practice on tax consultancy to national and international clients, mainly those engaged in the oil, gas and energy industries. Thais advises clients on Brazilian direct tax (corporate income taxes, federal taxes on revenues, social securities contributions etc) matters and Brazilian Central Bank regulatory compliance associated with their operations in Brazil and abroad, as well as represents taxpayers on proceedings before Brazilian Federal Revenue Office. She also advises clients on tax planning, tax compliance matters, due diligences and corporate restructure issues. Her experience includes the review of entities’ compliance with Brazilian labor and social security contributions issues.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese


  • Participated on the corporate restructure of a major international company engaged on the oil and gas industry, focusing on tax and regulatory (Brazilian Central Bank) issues.
  • Participated on tax and labor due diligences, representing both the target and the buyer.
  • Review of international clients’ contracts to assure the compliance with Brazilian tax rules.
  • Represented national and international companies in tax litigation regarding administrative proceedings related to corporate and withholding income tax, tax on distribution of goods and services, social insurance contribution, and other matters.


Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, PUC/MG, Accounting in Progress

New York University, Global Conference "Adaptive Leadership and Business Development" 2017

Instituto Brasileiro de Executivos de Finanças – IBEF, Rio de Janeiro, Specialization on Tax Aspects of Electricity Industry

Central de Extensão – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Legal English

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Basic, Intermediate and Advance Direct and Indirect Taxes Courses

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Basic, Intermediate and Advance Accounting Courses

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro/Agência Nacional do Petróleo
Certificate in Oil & Gas Law, PRH33; ANP scholar


  • Brazil