Professor Sergio André Rocha is a postdoctoral research fellow at IBFD. He is also a tenured professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) in Brazil, where he teaches programmes ranging from undergraduate to PhD. In addition to his role at UERJ, he teaches at the Master’s on international taxation at the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário (IBDT) in Brazil, and at several other universities.
Professor Rocha holds a Master’s and a PhD in Law from Gama Filho University in Brazil. His PhD thesis on the interpretation of double tax conventions was published in Kluwer’s Series on International Taxation in 2009. In 2015, he defended a thesis of livre-docência at the São Paulo University (USP), which dealt with the exchange of tax-related information and the protection of taxpayer’s rights. Professor Rocha has had dozens of books and articles published in Brazil and abroad, including the books “Tax Sovereignty in the BEPS Era”, edited with Professor Allison Christians, and “Brazil’s International Tax Policy”.
Professor Rocha also has a relevant tax practice. He started his career at Arthur Andersen in 1998, and up to 2013 served as an international tax partner in a big four firm. Currently, Professor Rocha has his own tax consulting firm dealing with relevant international tax matters.