The firm is specialized in all areas of corporate and personal taxation, including estate planning, settlements and national and foreign company groups' reorganization. Dias de Souza provides objective responses, which are necessary for a quick and clear understanding of legal issues, as well as complex answers on matters requiring a more elaborate analysis or a legal opinion. The firm's Litigation Practice is developed in the Federal, State Judiciary and Administrative Courts, especially in the tax and economic areas, and involves personal follow-up on proceedings at first and second instances as well as at the higher courts, submitting briefs and oral arguments. In public law matters the firm's performance has also been outstanding in proceedings related to social security law and cases involving civil liability imputed to Government for losses incurred by private parties from economic plans, price policies, foreign trade restrictions, and so on.
The firm's partners - Hamilton Dias de Souza, Anna Paola Zonari, Mário Luiz Oliveira da Costa, Hugo Funaro and Douglas Guidini Odorizzi - have a wide breadth of experience in leading law firms among the leaders in their respective fields.
Internationally, the firm specializes in analyzing tax aspects for corporations setting up companies in Brazil and in interacting with federal, state and local governments to give rise to tax benefits and adequate legislation in other tax matters. The firm is also active in all international tax areas, including issues regarding to (re)structuring and finance planning, extending into the international sphere, for purposes of which it relies on professionals with international background and partnerships with renowned firms and institutions in various countries around the globe