Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi is celebrated as a key player in Brazil for her outstanding advice to clients on the tax elements of complex M&A.
Founding partner of Utumi Law. Member of the Practice Council of the NYU International Tax Program. Director of the Brazilian IFA Branch (ABDF). Chair of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Brazil. Board member of the FPSB, in charge of CFP® certification. Former member of IFA Permanent Scientific Committee. Vice-Chair of the International Tax Committee of the ABA Section of International Law.
Doctor of Laws in economic financial law from University of São Paulo (USP). LLM in tax law from the São Paulo Catholic University (PUC-SP). MBA in finance and capital markets from IBMEC Business School. Bachelor of Laws from USP and Business Administration from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).
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. Contributor to BNA Global Tax Guide.
Author of several articles related to tax, and lecturer in various seminars and conferences, local and international, including 2007 IFA Congress in Kyoto; 2009 and 2010 ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting; 2009 IFA Congress in Vancouver; 2012 IFA Congress in Boston; and 2013 IFA Congress in Copenhagen.
Best Tax Lawyer in Latin America (America's Women in Business Law Awards 2015, Euromoney). Included by Latin Lawyer in its “40 under 40 – Brazil’s Raising Stars” list (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 area of practice (“The Glass Ceiling”, 2006). Frequently ranked among the leading tax lawyers in Brazil by international publications.