Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi

Utumi Advogados



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Founding partner of Utumi Law Firm. Member of the Practice Council of the NYU School of Law International Tax Program. Director of the Brazilian IFA Branch (ABDF). Chair of Brazilian Branch of STEP – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Board member of the FPSB, in charge of CFP® certification (as of March 2018). Former member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).​ Member of the board of directors of the educational NGO Fundação Visconde de Porto Seguro. Vice-Chair of the International Tax Committee of the ABA Section of International Law.

Education: Doctor of Laws degree in economic financial law from the Law School of University of São Paulo (USP) in 2006. LLM in tax law from the Law School of São Paulo Catholic University (PUC-SP) in 2001. MBA in finance and capital markets from IBMEC Business School in 1996. Graduation: law (USP Law School, 1994) and business administration (Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 1992)​.

Academic activities: law professor at the Faculty FIPECAFI, the most prestigious Brazilian accounting school, for graduation and postgraduate courses. Guest lecturer at the University of Zurich LLM in international tax. Visiting professor in different postgraduate courses of the most reputable business schools in Brazil. Contributor to BNA Global Tax Guide.

Publications and speeches: Author of several articles related to tax, and lecturer in various seminars and conferences, local and international, including 2007 IFA Congress in Kyoto (Seminar B: International Tax Issues on Emission Allowances); 2009 and 2010 ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting; 2009 IFA Congress in Vancouver (Plenary Session II: Foreign Exchange Issues); 2012 IFA Congress in Boston (Chair of Seminar H: Recent Developments in LATAM Cross-Border Taxation); and 2013 IFA Congress in Copenhagen (Seminar H: Recent Developments in International Taxation). ​

Awards and recognitions: Awarded as the Best Tax Lawyer in Latin America (America's Women in Business Law Awards 2015, Euromoney LMG). Included by Latin Lawyer magazine among “40 under 40 – Brazil’s Raising Stars” (40 leading Brazilian lawyers under 40 years old, 2002); among “Latin America’s Top Tax Lawyers” (Fiscal Responsibility – Latin America’s top tax lawyers, 2003); among the 40 of Latin America's women lawyers who have excelled in their chosen area of practice (“The Glass Ceiling”, 2006). Frequently ranked among the leading tax lawyers in Brazil by different companies and publications.

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