Prof. Dr. João Dácio Rolim

Rolim, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados, Brazil

João Dácio Rolim is the founding partner, chairman and head of the Tax Department at Rolim, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados. Mr. Rolim handles transactional and litigation matters and assists clients on a myriad of domestic and cross-border tax issues.

Mr. Rolim holds a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) on international and comparative taxation from Queen Mary University of London, and a PhD on Tax Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). Mr. Rolim also attained an LLM in International Taxation from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and an LLB from the São Paulo University (USP) School of Law (Brazil).

Mr. Rolim is ranked in Chambers and Partners (Global and Latin America), Legal 500, and Latin Lawyer as a leading tax lawyer in tax consultancy and litigation. Mr. Rolim is the director of the Brazilian IFA branch (ABDF); the Ibero-American Association of Tax Arbitration; and a founding counselor of the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IEFS) in Brazil.

Since 2015 has been consultant for UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa). Mr. Rolim is a lecturer at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and the IBDT (Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributario) in Brazil. He has published several articles on tax law, including the book “Proportionality and Fair Taxation”.