Ana Claudia Utumi

Partner  |  Utumi Advogados
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Brazil

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

International tax
Corporate tax
HNW taxation

Q&A

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

We are proud to deserve being in the referral list of practically all private banks that operate in Brazil, as well as a number of international private banks and family offices. During the last 12 months, we advised families in (a) international relocation from/to Brazil; (b) reorganisations of foreign assets belonging to Brazilian families; (c) planning on succession taking into consideration potential tax changes that may impact families in Brazil; (d) tax aspects of investing and divesting in start-ups; (e) tax structuring of sale of businesses or assets; (f) corporate tax matters of HNW families' companies; (g) helping HNW families to become fully tax compliant; among other matters.

How did you get into private client?

In 2001, together with my tax practice, I started private client practice at TozziniFreire Advogados, co-heading the practice with Syllas Tozzini. So, from 2001 to 2017, I used to head the Tax Area, and co-head Private Client practice at TozziniFreire.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Gardening and photography.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Sapporo Japanese restaurant in São Paulo.