Sources describe him as "a highly knowledgeable lawyer," whose "style of work is perfectly in line with our business needs."
Chambers Latin America

Overview

Guido Vinci is a partner in the Tax practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in the Rio de Janeiro office. Guido Vinci has extensive experience in tax planning, tax consulting and tax litigation, in particular in connection with M&A transactions, foreign investment, VAT (ICMS) issues and capital markets. His clients include Brazilian and international companies from a variety of industry sectors, such as consumer goods, industrial goods and services, energy (oil and gas), pharmaceutical, hospitality and leisure (hotel and resorts), infrastructure, media and entertainment, financial and banking services, technology (telecommunications) and retail, real estate and life sciences.

Guido started his career in 1989 as a member of KPMG’s tax department and left KPMG as a senior tax manager until 1996. In the same year, Guido joined Veirano Advogados as a founding partner of the tax department and stayed with this firm until 2006. In 2007, he joined Campos Mello, Pontes, Vinci & Schiller Advogados – currently Campos Mello Advogados – as a partner. In October 2015, Guido joined Tauil & Chequer Advogados.

Spoken Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Italian
  • French

Experience

  • Provided tax advice in connection with the whole implementation of the Brazil-Bolivia gas pipeline;
  • Provided legal and tax advice for the merger between Sony Music and BMG;
  • Provided tax advice to KBR (Halliburton) in connection with structuring and negotiating FPSO's Barracuda and Caratinga, in negotiations with Petrobras;
  • Provided advice in the corporate restructuring of several companies from the electricity industry, including Coelce, AES Sul and Elektro;
  • Advised British Gas during the privatization of Comgas and the subsequent corporate restructuring of this company;
  • Advised Terna Participações, the Brazilian subsidiary of Italian operator of electricity transmission networks Terna, in connection with the acquisition of a transmission company and the restructuring of its debts;
  • Advised Mexican pharmaceuticals distribution group Casa Saba in the US$115 million acquisition of drugstore chains Drogasmil and Farmalife, including more than 100 stores;
  • Advised Italian infrastructure group Atlantia and its Brazilian subsidiary Autostrade Concessões e Participações Brasil in contractual, corporate and tax issues relating to the creation of a US$3.3 billion joint venture with Grupo Bertin. This was one of the largest transactions ever in the Brazilian infrastructure sector.  The joint venture will be the largest Brazilian company specializing in highway concessions and will manage a portfolio of more than 1,500 km concentrated in the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, with approximate annual revenues of R$1 billion;
  • Advised Dutch aluminum and byproducts company Hydro Aluminum in an agreement with Brazilian mining company Vale to create a joint venture to build the Alumina refining facilities in the Northern Region of Brazil;
  • Provided advice in relation to the spin-off of the pharmaceutical operations of Schering Plough (currently MSD) from Mantecorp;
  • Advised TIM in the acquisition of Intelig;
  • Advised TIM in the acquisition of AES Atimus;
  • Provided advice in the sale by TIM of towers to American Towers;
  • Provided advice in connection  TIM’s bid to acquire GVT;
  • Managed the corporate restructuring of Brasil Telecom;
  • Managed the corporate restructurings of the TIM Group in Brazil from 1997 onwards;
  • Counsel to Cognita Group (England) in the acquisition of two primary/secondary schools, one in São Paulo (Play Pen School) and another one in Niterói, RJ (Gat Lussac School);
  • Sponsoring of tax actions and counsel for the Univercidade group (Rio de Janeiro);
  • Tax and acquisition counsel to Laureate group (the biggest educational group in The United States) in various tertiary schools all over Brazil;
  • Tax counseling for the Devry group (USA) in tax questions.

Education

Robert Kennedy College, Graduate Studies on International Tax Law

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

Admissions

Bar

  • Brazil

Memberships

Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)

Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)

Former member of the Board of Directors of Brasil Telecom Participações

  • "commended for “experience, skills and familiarity with business needs." Latin Lawyer 250 2018 - Tax
  • Guido Vinci is admired for his extensive experience advising domestic and foreign companies on tax planning, consultancy and litigation related to M&A transactions, foreign investment and VAT issues. Chambers Latin America 2018
  • Sources describe him as "a highly knowledgeable lawyer," whose "style of work is perfectly in line with our business needs." Chambers Latin America 2018
  • "is well regarded for his experience assisting with transactional tax matters" Chambers Latin America 2017 - Tax
  • "Clients single him out for his cross-border experience and highlight 'his in-depth familiarity with taxation issues affecting foreign groups with operations in Brazil.'" Chambers Latin America 2017 - Tax
  • "draws praise from interviewees for his significant transactional experience." Chambers Latin America 2016 - Tax
  • "the kind of lawyer who always finds the right solution to your needs." Chambers Latin America 2016 - Tax
  • "strong knowledge [of the tax law] and strategic mind" The Legal 500 2015 - Tax