Partner of Demarest’s Tax area, Douglas Mota has a Master’s Degree in Tax Law by PUC-SP, a Bachelor’s Degree in Laws by FIEO University Center and is a specialist in Tax Law. Among his main clients are companies in the retail, industry and services and energy sectors. Professor in specialization courses at Escola Paulista de Direito (EPD) and Brazilian Institute of Studies of the Energy Law (IBDE) and in MBA’s courses, Douglas Mota has a strong presence in tax consulting and administrative litigation at federal, state and municipal levels, of indirect taxes (ICMS, IPI, ISS), IPVA and ITCMD. He also advises educational and social assistance associations in procedures for the recognition of tax immunity and related matters.


Led a discussion involving a leading case related to a leading company of the technology segment, originated from the accusation by tax authorities involving tax requirements arising from the disfigurement of the operation’s nature, from lease to sale of products – Amount involved, approximately R$ 25 Million

Advised two of the largest institutions of Brazilian education, in processes of recognition of tax immunity – amount involved, approximately, R$ 200 million

Advised a North American company with operations involving sale of forests and its tax impacts, which has become increasingly common in Brazil, and due to the inherent difficulties of the taxation system, causes various doubts

Acting in Tax Committees of retail companies, has participated actively in the tax planning of these companies.

Led a discussion involving a leading case related to the requirement of taxation on service export. One of the most controversial issues currently in Brazil, which involves the vast majority of the services provider companies.

Academic Qualifications

Master in Tax Law by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil (2009)

Specialization in Tax Law by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (COGEAE / PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil (2004)

Bachelor of Laws by Osasco University Foundation Institute of Education – FIEO (1998)


Coordinator of the Tax Committee of the French Chamber


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