Priscila Faricelli de Mendonça




São Paulo


+55 11 3356 1716

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Partner of Demarest’s Tax Litigation area, Priscila Faricelli holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from PUC-SP and is specialized in the tax area, especially in judicial litigation. Priscila holds a Master’s degree in Tax Law from USP and she is the author of the book “Arbitration and Tax Transactions”, as well as several academic studies published in books and legal collections, both Brazilian and international. She has lectured frequently on the most important topics of Tax Law, having been invited to events organized by private entities, as well as by the public and judicial administrations. Faricelli is sought out by the main press vehicles in Brazil for her opinion on tax and procedural issues, most recently focusing on matters related to negotiations between the tax authorities and the taxpayers. Among other accolades, she was recognized by Análise 500 in 2016 as well as by the International Tax Review in 2017 and 2018.

⎯  Participates in strategic actions to defend important tax matters at the judicial level, mainly those about which Courts do not yet have a settled case law, such as goodwill, issues related to transfer pricing and legality of CIDE-software, among other important tax issues not yet ruled on by the Brazilian High Courts;

⎯  Acts strategically in the migration of disputes from the administrative to the judicial spheres, seeking to avoid guarantees and designing technical evidences, which may increase chances of a favorable outcome to taxpayers in judicial disputes

⎯ Master’s degree in Tax Law from the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2013)

⎯ Specialization in Civil Procedural Law from Escola Paulista de Direito, São Paulo, Brazil (2008)

⎯ Bachelor of Laws degree from PUC – São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2004)

⎯ Member of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law – IBDP

⎯ Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee – CBAr

⎯ Member of the Brazilian Center for Judicial Studies and Research – CEBEPEJ

⎯ Member of the Center for Advanced Studies in Civil Procedure – CEAPRO

⎯ Member of the panel of arbitrators of the Arbitration and Energy Committee of the Brazilian Chamber of Corporate Arbitration (CAMARB)

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