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Alessandro Amadeu da Fonseca

Partner  |  Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados



Personal and estate planning
Family business governance


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Recently, Brazilians have become increasingly globalised, which has required an increased amount of structuring for the Next Generation. We’ve also been involved in a lot of governance work in the UK, US and offshore. Pre-immigration and redomicile plans have also proven popular, more so in Europe than the US of late.

How did you get into private client?

I started at the firm 21 years ago within tax for M&A transactions. When Brazil began to open up, the founding partner introduced me to his connections across private client. My personality helped me to develop relationships in this area. In 2015, when the firm decided to have a private client department, it was a natural fit for me to coordinate it.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Empathise with your client. This is the best way to become a trusted adviser to the family for generations to come.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I have a house at the beach – I have two children, so I like to go there and relax with my family.