Alessandro Amadeu da Fonseca

PARTNER  |  Mattos Filho


Estates: Planning

Family Governance and Business

Tax Advisory

Office Location


Short Biography

Alessandro is a partner at Mattos Filho and chair of IBRAPP (Brazilian Institute of Wealth and Sucession Planning) and advises high net-worth individuals, family controlled business and family offices on restructuring matters and efficient tax structures in line with Brazilian law and international treaties. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate governance, estate and succession planning as well as tax, corporate and family law advice. Family Disputes Resolution and Complex International Structures are frequently in his day by day activities. Alessandro is a professor in Brazil and speaker in national and international conferences. He is also recognized as one of the most prominent lawyers in Brazil in tax and private wealth law by national and international publications and directories.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

D.O.M. is one of the best places in São Paulo. The amazing food of The renowned chef Alex Atala and the high quality of service turns this restaurant in a perfect place to be, not only with clients!

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Life is short! Live it intensely and remember that tomorrow is just an uncertain perspective, so it is never too early to start and never too late to try

What was your first job?

I started my carrer as a trainee in law.

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

Sapiens, from Yuval Harari

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

Particularly in Brazil, lots of reforms are on going and there are significativa impacts for wealth families. Global citizenship and re domiciling are expected to increase as well as international planning and elaboration of complex structures on the best interest of clients.