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Partner in the Tax practice area of Demarest, Thiago Abiatar Lopes Amaral holds an LLM, with honors, in Law from Northwestern University Pritzker School Law, an LLM in Tax Law from the Institute of Education and Research (Insper) and a specialization in Tax Law from PUC-SP. Thiago regularly advises large and medium-sized companies in tax litigation and in the advisory area with an emphasis on indirect taxes, serving clients from various sectors of the economy.

Defended the interests of a multinational company in several ICMS processes, in the state of São Paulo, in which the effects of the tax war related to ICMS are discussed, in the case of credits for this tax resulting from the purchase of inputs originating in the Manaus Free Trade Zone.
Defended the interests of a leading multinational company in the automotive segment in several tax assessments involving disputes over ICMS.
Regularly advises numerous multinational companies on aspects related to indirect taxes in corporate merger and acquisition operations and strategic tax planning aimed at fiscal savings.
Advised a prominent company in the logistics and transport segment in regards to ICMS taxation within the structuring of its operations.
Regularly advises multinational companies on the challenges faced regarding taxation in the digital economy and new technologies.

LL.M. , with honors, from Northwestern University, Chicago, USA (2017).
LL.M. in Tax Law from INSPER (Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa), São Paulo/SP, Brazil, (2016).
Specialization in Tax Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (COGEAE PUC/SP), São Paulo, Brazil (2011).
Specialization in Business Accounting from Saint Paul Escola de Negócios, São Paulo/SP, Brazil, (2010).
Bachelor of Laws from Faculdades Metropolitans Unidas (FMU), São Paulo/SP, Brazil, (2006).

Member of the Tax Policy Study Group (GEPT – Grupo de Estudos sobre Política Tributária).

Co-author of the article “ISS and the concept of services”, Valor Econômico, December 5, 2017.
Co-author of the article “Graphic Composition and ISS reform”, Demarest, April 5, 2017.
Author of the book “ICMS and the taxation of software downloads in the State of São Paulo”, Editora Almedina. 2018.
Co-author of the book “Direito, Tecnologia e Sociedade”, Editora LiberArs, 2020.

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