Lefosse Advogados has lured a tax partner and his four-person team from a Brazilian rival as the full-service firm seeks to strengthen its capabilities in indirect taxes and customs duties.

The hiring of João Paulo Muntada Cavinatto from BMA-Barbosa Mussnich & Aragão Advogados brings Lefosse’s total partner count to 46, and the total number of lawyers employed by the firm to more than 300.