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Ryan Forms Strategic Alliance with WFaria Consulting to Support Continued Expansion of International Tax Practice in Latin America

Press Release Jun 17, 2013

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced a strategic alliance with WFaria Consulting, a leading Brazilian advisory firm specializing in tax and corporate law. WFaria has extensive experience in the international financial markets, helping large corporate clients such as banks, technology companies, industrial conglomerates, and institutional investors navigate complicated Brazilian tax regulations.

“Our alliance with WFaria represents a significant and strategic milestone in Ryan’s Latin American growth plan,” said Todd E. Behrend, Ryan’s International Tax Practice Leader. “Brazil has an extremely complicated tax structure, and our clients will benefit tremendously from WFaria’s expertise in that area.”

“Ryan already provides tax services to many of the world’s leading global companies, and the partnership with WFaria will deliver tremendous value through additional international tax solutions in Brazil,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Global Corporate Development. “The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to dramatically expand Ryan’s international tax services.”

“We are excited to deploy the leading experts from WFaria as strategic partners supporting our international tax engagements across Brazil,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Their leadership in Brazilian tax services will drive substantial added value for our multinational clients.”

About WFaria Consulting
WFaria Consulting is a leading Brazilian consulting firm specializing in tax and corporate law, located in the heart of São Paulo, operating in the whole Brazilian territory. WFaria assists clients with complicated Brazilian tax regulations. The firm also has much experience in setting up new business and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, legal compliance, and e-commerce transactions. WFaria is rooted in the international financial markets and has extensive experience in dealing with large corporations and international companies doing business in Brazil. All consultants are bilingual with many years of high-level experience. More information about WFaria can be found at

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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