Brazil: Private Client 2018

In this chapter, 10 outstanding practitioners are recognised as the leading private client lawyers in the Brazilian market for their work advising domestic and international clients on a wide range of matters, including taxation, succession planning and family law issues.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Humberto de Haro Sanches Ulhôa Canto Rezende e Guerra Advogados, São Paulo
2. Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi Utumi Advogados, São Paulo

Full-service Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados sees four outstanding practitioners recognised for their work advising and representing private clients.
Carolina Ducci Maia Barcelos is widely regarded as an expert in family and succession law and impresses with her “thorough knowledge of the subjects”. She has “a broad knowledge of Brazilian law” and impresses with her “excellent ability to bring conflicting parties to an agreement”.
Alessandro Amadeu Da Fonseca is a taxation law specialist who is internationally recognised for his expertise. Sources commend his “impeccable knowledge” of the Brazilian tax regime and for his ability to form “strong client relationships”.
Andrea Bazzo Lauletta ranks as one of the go-to taxation lawyers in Brazil and is greatly commended for the depth of her expertise in the area.
Marcelo Trussardi Paolini boasts a “deep knowledge” in the field of succession planning and comes highly recommended for always providing “an excellent, tailored service”.

Sources recommend Humberto de Haro Sanches at Ulhôa Canto Rezende e Guerra Advogados as a leading private client lawyer, applauding his “highly technical and thoughtful approach to helping his clients”.

Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi of Utumi Advogados is widely recognised as a tax specialist with more than 25 years’ experience in the field. She garners praise for her expert handing of complex taxation issues for high-net-worth individuals.

Camillo Stefano Maria Sicherle of Sicherle Advogados is “a clear market leader” according to one impressed source. He stands out among peers for his comprehensive understanding of wealth and succession planning.

Fernando Tonanni at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados receives widespread acclaim for his vast expertise in taxation matters and is noted for his excellent work in the field.

Andrea Nogueira Neves at Nogueira Pegas Advogados receives accolades for her exceptional work in the private client space and impresses with her client-friendly manner.

Ricardo Lacaz Martins at Lacaz Martins Halembeck Pereira Neto Gurevich & Schoueri Advogados is a “really good” lawyer who garners praise for his phenomenal expertise assisting private clients with a wide range of matters, including taxation, wealth management and succession planning.

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