Ivan Tauil

Intellectual Property, Tax, Energy Taxation

"He is very straightforward and well respected in the area," reports a client, while another source adds that "he has many years' experience in tax law and is particularly focused on the oil and gas sector." He assists with indirect tax matters such as ICMS, as well as international taxation issues.
Chambers Latin America

Visión general

Ivan Tauil is the founding partner and Head of the tax law practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown. He has extensive experience in local and international taxation. He is also the author of several articles and is often a lecturer at a number of legal and corporate events in Brazil and abroad. Ivan holds A PhD in Law from Fluminense Federal University, and an LL.M. in constitutional law and theory of the state from PUC-RJ. He is the Chairman of the National Oil & Gas Law Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, Director of the Brazilian Tax Law Academy, and a member of the Brazilian Finance Law Association, the International Fiscal Association and the International Bar Association. Ivan Tauil advises clients on local and international taxation issues and is widely respected in the Brazilian legal market for his vast experience handling complex tax mandates. In 2016, both Global Chambers and Chambers Latin America recognized him as one of the “Leaders in their Field” for his legal work in the tax sector.


  • Represented a foreign group in the tax restructuring of this group that had just been acquired under a transaction worth more than $3 billion. 
  • Represented a Brazilian client in connection with drafting the statement of defense for a tax fine involving more than $1.1 billion. 
  • Represented a German industrial group with revenues in excess of $4 billion in the tax structuring of its business in Brazil. 
  • Represented two international television companies in connection with structuring their $150 million joint venture in Brazil. 

Servicios e Industrias Relacionadas


  • Ranked as “Highly Recommended” in Tax at Latin Lawyer 250
  • Ranked as “Highly Recommended” in Energy at Latin Lawyer 250
  • “Ivan Tauil fronts a contingent of highly praised tax lawyers from the firm’s Rio de Janeiro office, which also features Guido Vinci, Flávia Cavalcanti, Eduardo Maccari Telles and Carolina Bottino.” Latin Lawyer 250
  • Ranked in Tax Advisory at The Legal 500
  • “Tax has long been a key focus for founder and practice head Ivan Tauil, whose team includes Guido Vinci for transactional and VAT matters and Eduardo Maccari Telles for litigation”. The Legal 500


  • Universidade de Coimbra, Specialization degree in European Law
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, LLM, Constitutional Law and Theory of the State
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Bachelor of Social Science


  • Brazil


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Spanish

Participación Profesional y Comunitaria

  • Chairman, National Oil & Gas Law Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Oil & Gas Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Chapter 
  • Director, Brazilian Tax Law Academy 
  • Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI) 
  • Member, Association for Real Estate Project Development in Brazil (ADIT)