Lina Braga
Santin Cooke

+55 (11) 3146-2429

São Paulo

Portuguese and English

Areas of expertise
Lina Braga Santin Cooke

More than 18 years of experience in tax consultancy and litigation, advising companies and families on national and international tax matters, as well as on M&A operations. Expertise in building relationships with clients and multidisciplinary teams with strategic alignment to meet demands and deadlines. Personal performance before judicial and administrative courts.

Worked for 5 years as a partner of a Professor, providing legal and tax advice to other firms and clients in complex and specific cases, presenting innovative and disruptive solutions. Performance focused on interdisciplinarity and strategic vision of each demand, to build a legal architecture and face institutional challenges presented.

Was Executive Coordinator of the Tax Studies Center (NEF) of FGV Direito SP from 2018 to 2020, where she developed several activities and academic studies, guided by Law and Development and aimed at improving the National Tax System. She currently coordinates the GT5 of the NEF/FGV responsible for the New National Tax Code Project and works in the development of studies and promotion of debates on the Tax Reform in Brazil, with several lectures, classes and participation in national and regional events.

Also works as Rapporteur for the Sixth Disciplinary Panel of the Court of Ethics and Discipline (TED) of OAB/SP.

Academic formation
  • Ph.D. in progress in Tax Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);
  • Master in Tax Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas;
  • LL.M in Tax Law from Insper;
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie;
  • In-company training and courses in Introductory Accounting and Transfer Pricing.

  • Consultant member of the Special Commission on Tax Law of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (CF/OAB);
  • Project Director of the Advocacy Movement (MDA);
  • Associate of the Tax Citizenship Center (CCiF);
  • Executive Secretary of the Tax Law Commission of the São Paulo Lawyers Institute (IASP);
  • Rapporteur of the Sixth Disciplinary Panel of the Court of Ethics and Discipline (TED) of OAB/SP;
  • Coordinator of the GT5 – Código Tributário Nacional do Século XXI and researcher of Núcleo de Estudos Fiscais da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (NEF/FGV).

Co-coordinator of the project “Observatory of the Court of Taxes and Fees” of the NEF/FGV, published in book;
Co-author of the work: “IPI e Valor Tributário Mínimo: Análise Econômica, Evolução Histórica da Legislação Abstrata, da Jurisprudência e da Prática”;
Co-author of the book: “Tributação em tempos de Pandemia: O antes, o durante e o depois”;
Co-author of the book: Contribuições: evolução jurisprudencial no CARF, STJ e STF, (Ed. MP, 2022);
Has published several articles in legal magazines and news newspapers, such as Conjur and JOTA.


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