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Simone Dias Musa

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Tel: + 55 11 3048 6814
São Paulo
OAB SP - Nº 136998

Legal areas
Related Areas of Practice

General Tax Planning
Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
Real Estate Tax
Tax for M&A and Reorganizations
Transfer Pricing 

Professional Experience

Simone Dias Musa is the Chair of Baker & McKenzie´s Global Tax Practice. She previously led the Latin America Tax Practice of Baker & McKenzie and the Tax Practice at Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, a Brazilian law firm that has a cooperation agreement with Baker & McKenzie.

Simone is the first female Global Chair in the history of Baker & McKenzie´s tax practice. Frequently praised for her practical advice, technical knowledge and creativity, she has received numerous awards for her professional achievements. She has been recognized by Chambers Global, Latin Lawyer and IFLR as a leading tax lawyer. Under her leadership, International Tax Review recognized the Firm with multiple Latin American Tax Firm of the Year Awards.

Prior to joining Trench, Rossi e Watanabe in Brazil, Simone worked as a tax lawyer in the Latin America desk of Baker & McKenzie´s Chicago Office, and began her career with a big four accounting firm in São Paulo.

Previous Offices
Baker & McKenzie Chicago

Practice Focus

For more than two decades, Simone has advised clients on tax matters ranging from corporate income tax, to cross-border transactions, mergers, acquisitions and the taxation of reorganizations. She also advises clients on international tax treaties, transfer pricing and financing transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

- Advised local and multinational clients on tax structures for acquisitions and joint ventures involving Brazilian companies.
- Advised contractors and owners on construction projects in Brazil and abroad, including turnkey projects. 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Brazilian Bar Association


University of Pennsylvania (LL.M.) (1997)
Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo (LL.M. Corporate) (1996)
Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo (LL.B.) (1994)


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