Paulo Melo

Tax Expert – Brazil

Paulo is the Managing Partner of PFM Associados, firm that he founded in 2017. His advisory career began in Arthur Andersen in the nineties and he has 20+ year consulting experience, having led practices in Big Four and Middle-market focused networks.

Leads business strategic consultancy, financial and tax advisory, compliance and outsourcing for several clients, especially those in the Oil & Gas, Energy, Natural Resources, IT, Manufacturing and Private Equity industries. Activities comprise advisory, corporate restructuring, foreign investment, M&A, due diligence processes, tax consulting, review of internal controls and compliance. He also serves as a member of the Compliance Committee of firms in different industries.

Frequently invited to be a speaker on Brazil Business Environment and Tax Framework to a number of audiences, in Brazil and overseas. Over the last years, workshops were presented in the USA (10+ states), Canada, China, United Kingdom, Portugal, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Austria, Germany, Italy, Australia, Argentina and Puerto Rico.

Requested for speeches and presentations on Investing in Brazil to MBA classes of international universities, among which Auburn University, Bay Path College, Belmont University, Baruch College, Dublin College, George Mason University, HEC Paris, Imperial College London, Purdue University, Rice University, Rutgers University, Texas Tech University, University of Florida, University of Stellenbosch, University of Tennessee, University of Virginia and University of Wisconsin.

Received awards for client accomplishments and authored articles published in the International Tax Review and industry/sector newsletters. In 2018, was nominated by the Acquisition International publication as a “Leading Energy & Resources Consultant of the Year – Brazil”. In 2019 and 2020, led PFM to be recognized as a Recommended Firm in World Tax 2020/2021. Also, Finance Monthly recognized Paulo as a Recommended Tax Advisor in its Taxation Awards 2020 Publication.

Co-author of the book “Histories of Success 5”, published in 2019, that has the purpose of inspiring young entrepreneurs and students through storytelling of the careers of 38 executives.