Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi

Independent Tax Adviser
Utumi Advogados
Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi

A Parter with TozziniFreire Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil, Ms. Utumi is the Head of Tozzini’s tax practice group. Assisting both Brazilian and foreign companies, she has accumulated broad experience in taxation issues in general, including those arising from cross-border deals, such as mergers and acquisitions, financial and capital markets transactions, and other international tax legislation. Ms. Utumi is a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the NYU School of Law International Tax Program Practice Council. She has practiced tax law since 1992. Frequently ranked as one of the leading tax lawyers in Brazil by different publications, she was awarded as the Best Tax Lawyer in Latin America in the Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2015.

J.D., Economic Law, Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (2006)
M.L.T., Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2001)
M.B.A., Finance and Capital Markets, Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (1996)
Graduate, Law School of University of São Paulo (1994)
Graduate, Business Administration School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV, 1992)  

Bloomberg BNA Portfolios and publications:
954 T.M., Business Operations in Brazil