Partner in Demarest’s Tax area, Douglas Mota holds a master’s degree and specialization in Tax Law from PUC-SP. He has a strong presence in tax consulting and in administrative litigation. Among his main clients are industries, retailers and companies in the energy and services sectors, as well as education and social assistance associations in procedures for recognition of tax immunity and resulting situations. Douglas is a professor of specialization courses at Escola Paulista de Direito (EPD) and the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law Studies (IBDE) as well as MBA courses.
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— Advised two of the largest Brazilian educational institutions in the process of recognizing tax immunity. Amount involved: approximately BRL 200 million.
— Advised on the global divestment of General Electric’s Water Business to the French group Suez and the Canadian fund CDPQ (Caisse de Dépôt et de Placement du Québec).
— Advised HMC on the sale of 100% of the shares of Pradaria Agroflorestal Ltda. held by Global Forest Investments LLC and Performance Forest LLC, to Timber VII SPE S.A – a BTG Group company.
— Advised Procomp Industria Eletronica LTDA in the development of a strategy that involved planning and possible discussion in the judicial sphere, subsequently reaching the Federal Supreme Court as a “leading case”.
— Advised the Royal Fic Group, and its subsidiary TMW Energy, in the planning and implementation of its power generation plant, which represents the client’s entry into the distributed power generation sector through the construction and implementation of a photovoltaic generation power plant, in accordance with ANEEL Resolution 482/2012.
— Master’s degree in Tax Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil (2009)
— Specialization in Tax Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (COGEAE / PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil (2004)
— Bachelor of Laws from Osasco University Foundation Institute of Education – FIEO (1998)
— Coordinator of the Tax Committee of the French Chamber
— Co-author of the article “The non-incidence of ICMS on the transfer of amounts of electric energy”, Portal Jota, January 10, 2019.
— Co-author of the article “ISS and the concept of services”, Valor Econômico, December 5, 2017.
— Co-author of the article “Graphic Composition and Reform of the ISS”, Demarest, April 5, 2017.
— Co-author of the book “Tax Planning”, Quartier Latin Publishing House.
— Co-author of the book “ISS – Complementary Law No. 116/03”, launched by the Paulista Association of Tax Studies – APET, Juruá, 2005.
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