Renata Ribeiro

Professional Experience

Renata Ribeiro Kingston is a tax partner at Mello Torres Advogados. She is highly recognized in the corporate and tax world, expending almost twenty years as inhouse counsel of Vale S.A. As deputy general counsel, she coordinated a huge variety of complex legal matters.

Renata gained extensive experience while heading the tax risk and advisory department at Vale S.A. She also advised in several corporate reorganizations targeting profit maximization and tax loss mitigation. She has led the negotiation of tax matters in a number of cross-border transactions.

As part of her international experience, she worked as attorney at Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York, being involved in several M&A and Capital Markets transactions.

Renata Ribeiro Kingston

Practice Areas

Mining and Dam Safety


Mrs. Kingston earned her law degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) and has a postgraduation on Business law from IBMEC, LL.M. degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and certificate of Business Administration from I.E.


Mrs. Kingston has been recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in the Tax area by the Análise Advocacia Publication.


Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Chapter (OAB/RJ).