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Ana Claudia Akie Utumi participates of the 44th Seminar Colombian Days

Our partner Ana Claudia Akie Utumi participated of the 44th Seminar Colombian Days of Tax, International Trade and Customs Law. The event, promoted by the Colombian Tax Law Institute (ICDT) took place in Cartagena from Feb. 12th to 14th.

Chambers Global 2020 includes Ana Utumi among the leading Brazilian lawyers

The British publication Chambers and Partners included partner Ana Claudia Utumi among the best lawyers in Brazil in its Chambers Latin America 2020 guide. The publication featured Ana in the Tax area. One client interviewed by Chambers stated that “Ana Claudia is very respected in the market and boasts in-depth legal knowledge. She is also […]

Partner Ana Claudia Akie Utumi speaks at International Tax Seminar

Our partner Ana Claudia Akie Utumi was once again painelist at the International Tax Seminar of the Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales (DIAN), bringing views during the panels Minimum Global Tax and Prevention and Resolution of Tax Disputes. The event took place in Colombia at February 12.

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi talked to Valor Investe about succession plans

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi talked to Valor Investe, part of Valor Econômico S/A newspaper, about tax aspects of succession of family estates (“Planning succession avoids family disputes and losses”). Full version: https://lnkd.in/diUEuGV

Ana Claudia Akie Utumi participated of the board meeting and general assembly from ABDF

Our partner Ana Claudia Akie Utumi participated of the board meeting and general assembly from ABDF. They discussed plans to 2020.

Ana Claudia Akie Utumi participates of the 1st 2020 monthly Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Step) meeting

Our partner, Ana Claudia Akie Utumi paticipated of the 1st 2020 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Step) meeting. The event took place in São Paulo, Brazil, and they had excellents debates about the potential impacts to enterpreneurial families of Supreme Court decision on criminal implications of declared but unpaid taxes.

Utumi Advogados features in the World Tax 2020 guide

The 2020 edition of the World Tax guide, published by the International Tax Review (ITR), recognized Utumi Advogados among the leading firms in Brazil in five areas of expertise: General Corporate Tax, Indirect Tax, Tax Controversy, Tax and Transactional Tax. Partner Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi was also mentioned in the Women in Tax category, as […]

Latin Lawyer National points out Utumi Advogados among the leading tax firms in Brazil

Utumi Advogados was included by the British publication Latin Lawyer among the leading law firms in Brazil in the tax area in its new Latin Lawyer National guide. The new guide is complementary to the traditional Latin Lawyer 250, and lists the main firms in each country covered by the research.

Ana Claudia Utumi speaks at the IBA’s 9th Annual Finance and Capital Markets Tax Conference

Our partner Ana Claudia Akie Utumi has spoken at the 9th Annual Finance and Capital Markets Tax Conference of the International Bar Association Section of Taxation. The event took place in London from January 20th to 21th.

Partner Ana Claudia Akie Utumi authors the Brazilian Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guides on Private Clients

Our partner Ana Claudia Akie Utumi authored the Brazilian Chapter of the 2020 International Comparative Legal Guides on Private Clients, published by the Global Legal Group. Full version available here

Partner Camila Tapias talks about the deadline extension given to states to disclose irregular tax benefits

Our partner Camila Tapias have spoken to the legal news portal JOTA about the deadline extension given by CONFAZ to the Brazilian states disclose irregular tax benefits. Full story available here.

Our partner Ana Claudia Akie Utumi will speak at the Women in Law Global Rainmakers Summit

Our partner Ana Claudia Akie Utumi was invited to speak at the Women in Law Global Rainmakers Summit, along with 30 other professionals who also make up the group of global experts who will attend the event, which will take place from January 15 to17, 2020. The attorneys will discuss business strategies and mechanisms, career […]

Ana Claudia Utumi talks at the National Tax Studies Congress

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi was a panelist at the National Tax Studies Congress, organized by the Brazilian Tax Studies Institute (IBET) on December 11th and 13th. Ana talked about “Information Exchange: international fiscal transparency and cooperation between tax authoritie

Camila Tapias talks to Agência Radio about tax debts renegotiation program

Partner Camila Tapias talked to Agência Radio, a Brazilian radio news station, about a law proposal that allows companies excluded from “2000 Refis” (one of the Brazilian tax debts renegotiation program), to resume their negotiations. Full article available here: https://www.agenciadoradio.com.br/noticias/proposta-permite-que-empresas-excluidas-do-refis-de-2000-voltem-ao-programa-de-quitacao-de-dividas-tributarias-pind191618

Ana Claudia Utumi speaks about business income tax at a seminar promoted by IPT

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi spoke at the 4th Seminar promoted by the Tax Research Institute (IPT) in São Paulo on December 6th. Ana discussed the possible changes on business income tax at the panel “Income tax Reform – will it happen?”

Best Lawyers includes Ana Claudia Utumi among the Brazilian leading tax lawyers

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi was included by the US publication Best Lawyers among one of the Brazilian leading tax lawyers. With more than 30 years and in its 10th Brazilian edition (“The Best Lawyers in Brazil”), Best Layers publishes guides in 70 countries, based on researches and interviews with peers from the legal market.

Camila Tapias talks to Exame magazine about Trump’s decision to tax Brazilian steel

Partner Camila Tapias talked to Exame Magazine about the consequences of Trump’s decision to tax Brazil’s steel exports to the US. “Once this tariff is passed on to the buyers, national producers lose competitiveness”, she said. Full article available here: https://exame.abril.com.br/economia/por-que-trump-quer-taxar-o-brasil-agora-e-a-consequencia-disso/

Partner Camila Tapias speaks at a roundtable at FGV-SP

Partner Camila Tapias spoke at a roundtable organized by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, to discuss important matters of tax controversies involving ICMS and ISS. Camila spoke at the panel “Tax Litigation and Compliance”, on November 28th.

Tax planning: what are the limits?

In an article published by JOTA website, on ABDF’s column, our partner Ana Claudia Utumi debated the limits for tax planning. “One of the recurring themes in disputes between tax authorities and taxpayers is tax planning, in its most diverse forms. Several of these disputes involve values that exceed hundreds of millions of reais, if […]

Ana Claudia Utumi represents Brazil at the STEP annual meeting in London

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi represented the Brazil’s branch at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Step) annual meeting, which took place in London in mid-November. Ana was a panelist in the debates regarding international taxation of international properties.

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi speaks at APET seminar in São Paulo

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi spoke in the 17th Tax Law Symposium, organized by the São Paulo’s Tax Studies Association (APET) on November 7th-8th. During the seminar, panelists discussed aspects of some Brazilian taxes, such as PIS and Cofins, as well as the government’s Tax Reform proposal.

Ana Claudia Utumi discusses financial and tax studies at a seminar in Rio de Janeiro

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi spoke at the seminar “Financial and Tax Studies”, organized by Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) on October 31 and November 1st. Ana Claudia talked about “International Taxation”.

Utumi Advogados partner participates in the 1st Seminar of Financial and Tax Studies 2019

Partner Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi will participate, in the coming days October 31 and November 1, in the I Seminar of Financial and Tax Studies 2019, which will take place in the Salão Nobre of the National School of Law of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (FND/UFRJ). Ana Utumi will speak at the […]

Ana Utumi apeaks at the XXIII International Congress of Tax Law in Belo Horizonte

Partner Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi spoke at the XXIII International Congress on Tax Law, held from 2 to 4 October by the Brazilian Association of Tax Law (ABRADT), in Belo Horizonte (MG). Ana Utumi debated the theme “The test of the business purpose within the scope of International Tax Planning”, on the first day of […]

Utumi Advogados mentioned by Leaders League 2020

Utumi Advogados was included in the Leaders League 2020 guide as one of the leading Brazilian firms in the tax area. The international publication also mentioned partners Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi and Sabrina Garcia Sabaini. Leaders League highlights top professionals, law firms and companies from various countries in different areas of expertise.

Utumi Advogados Partner participates in the IV Annual Seminar of ASSET and XXVIII National Symposium of ABDT

Partner Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi participated in the IV Annual Seminar of the Association of Tax Studies of Santa Catarina (ASSET/SC) and XXVIII National Symposium of the Brazilian Association of Tax Law (ABDT), held on September 26 and 27, in Florianópolis. Ana Utumi lectured on “International Influences and Trends in Tax Planning”.  

Partner Camila Tapias talks to O Globo newspaper about the Brazilian Tax bureaucracy

Partner Camila Tapias talked to O Globo newspaper in a story about the Tax Reform proposals which are currently being discussed at the Brazilian Congress. According to Camila, the most recent Doing Business report produced by the World bank revealed that Brazil tops the report paying taxes rank – companies need to spend 1.958 hours […]

Partner Ana Utumi authors the Brazil Chapter of ICLG “Private Client” 2019 guide

Partner Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi authored the Brazil’s chapter of the “Private Client 2019” guide recently published by the ICLG – International Comparative Legal Guides. The “ICLG to: Private Client Laws and Regulations” covers common issues in private client laws and regulations – including pre-entry tax planning, connection factors, taxation issues on inward investment, succession […]

Chambers Latin America 2020 includes Ana Utumi among the leading Brazilian lawyers

The British publication Chambers and Partners included partner Ana Claudia Utumi among the best lawyers in Brazil in its Chambers Latin America 2020 guide. The publication featured Ana in the Tax and Private Wealth (High New Worth) areas. One client interviewed by Chambers stated that “Ana Claudia is very respected in the market and boasts […]

Ana Claudia Utumi debates investment funds at a seminar in São Paulo

On August 8th and 9th, partner Ana Claudia Utumi spoke at the seminar “Taxation of Financial and Capital Markets”, organized by the Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies (IBDT, in the Portuguese acronym) and the National Confederation of Financial Institutions (CNF, in the Portuguese acronym) in São Paulo. The event took place at the Law School […]

Brazilian Revenue and OCDE debate new rules for international trade (Valor Econômico)

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi spoke to Valor Econômico newspaper about the possible changes to the Brazilian transfer pricing legislation which would be needed due to Brazil’s admission to OECD. Full article available here: https://lnkd.in/euHn4UN

Partner Ana Utumi talks do Valor Econômico about the Brazilian Tax Reform

Partner Ana Claudia Akie Utumi talked to Valor Econômico newspaper about the substitution of the federal excise tax (IPI), the federal social contributions on revenues (PIS and COFINS), the state VAT (ICMS), and also the municipal service tax (ISS) with one single federal VAT – the goods and services tax (Imposto Único sobre Bens e […]

Utumi Law partner debates Tax Law in São Paulo

Partner Ana Utumi participated, last July 2, in the lecture series of WIN Brazil (Women of IFA Network) about Tax Law, in São Paulo. Ana discussed in the panel “Fiscal Transparency and Compliance”.

Ana Utumi publishes book about international taxation

On June 25, partner Ana Claudia Utumi participated in the launch of the book “Estudos de Tributação Internacional” (International Taxation Studies), in which she participated as a co-author and as one of the organizers. Published by Lumen Juris, the book is available for purchase here: https://buff.ly/2Jn656h

Partner Ana Utumi is among the top Brazilian tax leaders by Who’s Who Legal

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi was included in the list of the main leaders of Tax Area in Brazil by the publication “Who’s Who Legal – Thought Leaders – Corporate Tax 2019”. Click here to access the full publication.

Camila Tapias speaks in event about Active Debt of the Federal Union

On 30-31 May our partner Camila Tapias spoke at the seminar “Challenges and developments in recovery of the active debt of the Federal Union”, promoted by FIESP (Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo), in São Paulo.

Ana Claudia Utumi talks about Taxation of IoT at FGV Law School

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi talked about taxation of Robots and the Internet of Things (IoT) during a seminar promoted by FGV Law School, in São Paulo, on April 25th.  

Partner Utumi talks about Tax Planning at Fipecafi’s MBA

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi lectured about Tax Planning at the 27th Class of the MBA in Tax Management of FIPECAFI College. “When analyzing the current scenario of tax planning in Brazil, we realize that it is more than necessary to have a truly General Anti-avoidance Rule to bring certainty to taxpayers and tax authorities, […]

Partner Utumi lectured on post-graduation course at IBET Brasil

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi spoke about International Taxation at IBET Brasil, in its post-graduation course “Specialization in Tax Law”, on May 25, 2019.

Ana Claudia Utumi talks at International Tax and Trade seminar

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi participated as a speaker on the Panel: Taxation of Digital Economy at the II Seminar of International Tax and Trade, organized by Regional Judgment Office of Federal Revenue Secretariat on May 13.  

Brazilian Federal Tax publishes new statement on cryptocurrency

Ana Claudia Utumi was interviewed by the Brazilian newspaper Valor Econômico about a new obligation to report transactions with cryptocurrency to Federal Tax authorities in Brazil. In this article, she highlights de importance of defining what the authorities consider as cryptocurrency. Full article available here (in Portuguese).

Utumi Advogados’ partner participates on Seminar “Tax Reform from the Perspective of the Tax Administration”

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi have participated on the event “Tax Reform from the Perspective of the Tax Administration”, promoted by the Brazilian Association of Finance Law and Fipecafi College on May 7th.

Ana Claudia Utumi collaborates with Thompson Reuters publication

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi collaborate with the chapter “Brazil” of the Thompson Reuters publication “Tax on Corporate Transactions in Brazil: overview”. The chapter provides a high-level overview of tax in Brazil and looks at key practical issues including, for example, the main taxes, reliefs and structures used in share and asset sales, dividends, mergers, […]

Ana Claudia Utumi participates in meeting about cryptocurrency at the STEP Brazil

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi participated in discussions about the fast-growing assets that are cryptocurrencies, at the STEP Brazil, on April 24th. Utumi highlighted that understanding the legal, regulatory and tax aspects about this subject is essential to assist corporates and families in their transactions.

Partner Camila Tapias talks about Tax Litigation with Intelligence Tax School

Our partner Camila Abrunhosa Tapias participated in a live session promoted by the Intelligence Tax School, on April 17, to discuss tax litigation, its main problems and the best strategies to solve them.

Ana Claudia Utumi speaks about taxation in Digital Economy at the NYU

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi lectured about “Challenges in Taxation of Digital Economy” during the International Tax Luncheon of the NYU Law School LL.M in International Tax, on April 14th.  

Utumi Advogados’ partners attend the 10th anniversary celebration of the Department of Tax Studies of FGV

As researchers of the Project Macroview of Taxation, Ana Claudia Utumi and Camila Tapias attended an event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Department of Tax Studies of the FGV Law School, on March 29th. In the event, which had the participation of the President of the Brazilian Supreme Court of Justice, Mr. Dias […]

Valor Econômico story discusses partner Ana Utumi’s case

Valor Econômico story discussed a case in which the Federal Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (Carf) understood Income Tax (IRPF) for capital gain should be collected from the family who sold Ypióca – a Brazilian distillery – to the Britain group Diageo, in 2012, through a Brazilian Participation Fund (FIP – Fundos de Investimento em […]

Partner Ana Utumi talks to Folha de S. Paulo about Income Tax Return

Partner Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi talked to Folha de S.Paulo newspaper about the obligation of providing detailed information on assets in the Brazilian 2020 Income Tax return. According to the story, one of the most common mistakes made by taxpayers is omission of income. Read the full article: https://bit.ly/2Ny2VjT

Brazilian Justice keeps Income Tax on Financial Investments of non-residents

Our partner Ana Claudia Utumi talked with Brazilian newspaper Valor Econômico about the Justice decision to keep the collection of Income Tax on financial investments of non-residents. She considered, at the interview, that there is still the possibility of contesting this decision. Full article available here (in Portuguese).

Ana Claudia Utumi teachs about taxation at the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law

On February 26th, partner Ana Claudia Utumi taught about “Source or Residence Taxation – Taxation of Digital Economy”, at the International Tax Course of the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT).

Partner Ana Utumi speaks at tax conference in Colombia

Partner Ana Utumi served as a panelist at the 1st International Tax Seminar of the Federal Tax Authority of Colombia (Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales – DIAN). The event took place at the convention center of Cartagena on the February 13th.

Co-chair of the event, Ana Utumi speaks at STEP Latam Conference 2019

Partner Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi participated as co-chair and speaker at the STEP Latam Conference 2019, held in São Paulo between October 16 and 18. Ana Utumi, who is president of the Brazilian branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), spoke at the opening of the event and moderated the debate named […]

Partner Ana Utumi to chair a panel at Annual ADBF Congress

Partner Ana Cláudia Utumi is going to chair a panel discussing Tax Planning at the 2019 ABDF/IFA Brazil Congress, which will reunite some of the top Brazilian experts in this field. The congress will take place in Rio de Janeiro, at the Hotel Rio Othon Palace, from March 27th to 29th. More than 70 panelists […]

Ana Cláudia Utumi speaks at STEP Brazil meeting

On January 30th, partner Ana Utumi spoke in a meeting organized by the Brazilian Branch of STEP – Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, where she discussed Compliance and Tax Inspections, alongside with criminal lawyer Pierpaolo Bottini, and Trends and Potential Changes in Tax Law, alongside Eduardo Augusto Freitas, who represented the Brazilian Banks Association […]

Ana Cláudia Utumi contribute with ICLG Private Cliente 2019

Partner Ana Cláudia Utumi contribuited with the chapter “Brazil” for ICLG Private Client 2019. The ICLG (International Comparative Legal Guides) series provides current and practical comparative legal information on a range of practice areas. Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2Siz7KQ

Partner Ana Cláudia Utumi speakes at FGV-SP seminar

On November 5 th , our partner Ana Claudia Utumi spoke at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo during the discussions on legal certainty on interpretation of tax law. The seminar was specially focused on interpretation of transactions considered to be tax planning.

O Dia D para Bolsonaro e Sergio Moro

Our Partner Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi spoke to Exame Magazine about Federal Judge Sergio Moro been chose by elected president Jait Bolsonaro, to be Brazil’s Minister of Justice in his government. Full article available here (in Portuguese): https://abr.ai/2DLXOb1

Founding parter Ana Cláudia Utumi panelist at Brazilian Tax Law Seminar

Partner Ana Cláudia Utumi served as a panelista at the “Tax and Technology”, panel during the “XXXII Congresso Brasileiro de Direito Tributário – Direito Tributário na Era da Informação” (32nd Brazilian Tax Law Seminar – Tax Law in the Technology Era), which took place in São Paulo, October 25th and 26th. Ana Cláudia spoke about BEPS (Base Erosion […]

As propostas tributárias de cada candidato a presidente

Our partner Camila Abrunhosa Tapias spoke to O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper about the tax proposals of the current presidential candidates, Fernando Haddad and Jair Bolsonaro. Full article available here (in Portuguese): https://bit.ly/2Rd6o6o

International tax compliance programmes discussed by Ana Utumi at São Paulo seminar

Partner Ana Cláudia Utumi spoke this week in the “Compliance Lax Law” seminar, organized by the Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários (IBET ) and the São Paulo State Treasury Office on October 4th. In her speech, Ana presented the international experience related to the compliance tax programmes.

Dinheiro ao Vivo

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi was interviewed by TV Dinheiro about the possible changes in tax law and points to be observed when planning about taxes. Full interview available here (in Portuguese): https://bit.ly/2PVXz4o

Ana Utumi discusses “Limits of Tax Planning” at the ABRADT’s Tax Law Congress

Ana Claudia Utumi spoke at the panel “Limits of Tax Planning” at the Tax Law Congress of the Brazilian Association of Tax Law ABRADT that counted with 950 attendees. Full programme is available at the congress online page.

Chegou a hora de tributar os dividendos?

In a story published by Capital Aberto Magazine, partner Ana Cláudia Utumi analyses if the taxation of dividends in Brazil – which have been discussed by the main president candidates – would be negative or positive to the country. Full article (in Portuguese) available at: https://bit.ly/2PWs0HF     

Ana Cláudia Utumi discusses transfer price rules and digital economy

Founding partner Ana Cláudia Utumi spoke today about transfer price rules and digital economy at FGV Direito in São Paulo.

Ana Cláudia Utumi speak at the Brazilian Congresso of International Tax Law

“Cryptocurrencies are not currency stricto sensu, according to Central Bank. They are not financial assets either, based on Brazilian SEC (CVM) understanding. However, they are assets for tax purposes and, therefore, their generation (mining), acquisition, use or alienation generate tax consequences”, explained Ana Claudia Utumi at the Brazilian Congress of Tax Law, organized by Brazilian Institute of Tax Law […]

Rádio Justiça

Our partner Camila Tapias spoke to Rádio Justiça about the Brazilian Tax Reform in the context of presidential elections: proposals in discussion, what may change and the impacts on taxpayers.

“Tax Reform and the Competitiveness of Companies” discussed by Ana Utumi

Partner Ana Claudia Utumi addressed the important subject “Tax Reform and the Competitiveness of Companies” during her lecture at the Brazilian Congress of Law Firms, organized by SINSA – Union of the Law Firms in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Tributação de fundo familiar pode ‘exportar’ poupança

Founding partner Ana Cláudia Utumi talked to Valor Econômico newspaper about a bill which is being discussed in the Brazilian Congress and intends to bring changes to the taxation of a couple of investment funds in Brazil. Full article (in Portuguese) available here: https://bit.ly/2P4vBho

Batalha jurídica deve marcar tributação de fundo fechado

Founding partner Ana Cláudia Utumi talked to Valor Econômico about the possible Judicial litigation which may arise from the possible approval of a Bill which is being discussed in the Brazilian Congress and intends to bring changes to the taxation of one type of investment fund in Brazil. Full article (in Portuguese) available here: https://bit.ly/2TO4oDx

Rádio Justiça

Our partner Camila Tapias spoke to Rádio Justiça, about the recent US protectionist measures, the trade dispute with China and the possible impacts on Brazilian Market.

Ana Cláudia Utumi to speak at the Swedcham Brasil

Tax Planning will be the subject of the Finance Committee and Legal and Business Committee of the Swedcham Brasil on June 26, 2018, and partner Ana Cláudia Utumi will be there to present her ideas about the subject.

Rádio CBN Campinas

Ana Claudia Utumi discussed at CBN Campinas Radio the problems that a too high taxation on consumption may provoke. Podcast (in Portuguese) available here: https://bit.ly/2KDvTeU  

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