Valéria Verçoza has a degree in Law from Milton Campos University, in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and in Administration with a degree in Foreign Trade from the Faculty of Management Sciences at UNA. She has a postgraduate degree in Tax Law from Milton Campos and in Public Law from the Faculty of Itaúna.
A lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in law firms and in the legal department of a large company, she joined the Aroeira Salles team in April 2019.
At Aroeira Salles, she is part of the “Brazil Team”, working both in the civil litigation and in the legal advisory areas, especially drafting contracts. She works directly for private companies in the field of mining, distribution of medicines and urban cleaning, among others.
Her practice in law focused primarily on tax law, having worked at the Tax Management of the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais for 10 years. She served as a Counselor at the Board of Tax Appeals of the City of Belo Horizonte in the years 2006 and 2007; she served as Adviser to the Administrative Council for Tax Appeals of the Ministry of Finance – CARF – in the mandate from 2008 to 2010; participated in the Permanent Commission for Simplification and Review of the Tax Legislation of Belo Horizonte. She was a professor of Tax Administrative Process at CEAJUFE, in the Tax Law Graduate Classes (11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Classes).
Later, Valéria joined the team of a renowned mining law firm, working mainly in the land policy and contractual areas. Among other activities, Valéria prepared advice to help customers in the acquisition and sale of properties, mainly rural, as well as helping clients to establish easement for the construction of pipelines and transmission lines; drafting of property purchase and sale contracts, public deeds of easements, property assignment contracts, mining rights assignment contracts and contracts for services.
In addition to her legal experience, Valéria, early in her professional life, worked in one of the so-called “big five” accounting firms, and worked as an economist in the financial management of a large mining company. Moreover, she worked as a Consultant at IDAQ – Institute for Development, Technical Assistance and Quality in Transport, in work carried out in Jamaica, from January to March 1997, aimed at restructuring internal procedures and developing routines for control in the financial area.