With over 25 years of experience in tax matters and participation in large law firms and auditing firms, Sergio André Rocha is one of the most respected professors of Financial and Tax Law in Brazil, with numerous publications in Brazil and abroad.

 

Academic Background
- Post-Doctorate in Tax Law – Federal University of Minas Gerais (2022);
- Post-Doctorate ("Livre-Docente") in Tax Law - University of São Paulo (2015);
- PhD in Law & Economics - University Gama Filho (2007);
- Master in Law & Economics - University Gama Filho (2003);
- Post-graduate studies in Private Law - Fluminense Federal University (1999);
- Bachelor in Law - University Cândido Mendes (1998).

Academic Activity
- Chair of the State Law Department at the Rio de Janeiro State University;
- Professor Doctor at the Rio de Janeiro State University;
- Professor of the Professional Master's Degree Program in International and Comparative Tax Law at the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT);
- Invited professor for the LL.M in international tax law at the University of Amsterdam (until 2020);
- Professor and instructor for several specialized courses in tax law.

Professional Experience
Sergio André Rocha started his professional career in 1998 at the audit and consulting firm Arthur Andersen. In 2001, he became a tax manager at Branco Consultores, a tax consulting boutique launched by former Andersen professionals. Between 2007 and 2010, he worked at Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão ("BMA") as a senior tax lawyer. In 2010, Sergio André became a tax partner at Ernst & Young, serving as a tax advisory partner, a tax policy and controversy partner, and an international tax partner. Since 2014, as a Principal of Andrade Advogados Associados, he resumed his activities as a lawyer and tax consultant providing services to mid-size and large companies. In June 2016, he founded Sergio André Rocha Advocacia & Consultoria Tributária, focusing mainly on preparing expert opinions.

Associations
- Academic holding chair No. 32 of the Brazilian Academy of Tax Law (“ABDT”);
- Vice-President, the Brazilian Society of Tax Law ("SBDT");
- Director, the Brazilian IFA Branch, Brazilian Association of Finance Law ("ABDF");
- Council Member, the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law ("IBDT") - up to 2018.

Recognitions
- Chambers and Partners – 2023 – Legal Opinions;
- Who's Who Legal ("Corporate Tax") – 2017 through 2023;
- World Tax ITR (“Tax Controversy Leaders”) – 2011 through 2023.

Publications
Sergio André is the author of dozens of books and articles that can be consulted at this link. (In Portuguese)

Languages
Portuguese, English, and Spanish.