Graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC/RJ) School of Law in 1999, Rodrigo Damázio Ferreira completed Tax Law courses at Instituição Paulo de Barros in 2004 and at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in 2005. Rodrigo started his career at the Legal Department of companies, including Embratel and Telemig Celular, where he practiced in the areas of Contracts and, afterwards, Tax.
Currently, Rodrigo concentrates his practice on legal consulting and litigation on direct and indirect taxes. His clients include large corporations operating in several economy sectors.
He is a member of the Brazilian Association of Financial Law (Associação Brasileira de Direito Financeito - ABDF), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Brazilian Association of Tax Studies of Telecommunications Companies (Associação Brasileira de Estudos Tributários das Empresas de Telecomunicações - ABETEL). He
is also a Board Member of the Brazilian Association of
Financial Law (ABDF).
Co-Author of several articles related to Tax Law, including :
"ICMS and the Supply of Cards, Forms or Similar Documents, Spatial and Temporal Aspects" ("ICMS e o Fornecimento de Cartões, Fichas ou Assemelhados, Aspectos Espacial e Temporal") (Telecommunications Law, São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2006)
"Unlawfulness of the Collection of the Remuneration Established by Rio de Janeiro Municipal Decrees nos. 18627, of 5/23/2000, 26905, of 8/17/2006, and 28002, of 4/30/2007" ("Da Ilegalidade da Cobrança da Remuneração Instituída pelos Decretos Municipais do Rio de Janeiro nºs 18.627, de 23.05.2000, 26.905, de 17.08.2006 e 28.002, de 30.04.2007") (Taxation of Communications Services / Tributação dos Serviços de Comunicação, São Paulo: Noeses, 2009)