Alessandra Machado Villas Boas joined the Firm in 1996 and became partner in 2007. She integrates the Tax Planning practice group, with focus on international trade, customs compliance and indirect taxes. Ms. Machado has a wide breadth of experience in international trade agreements, structuring import and export transactions, special customs regimes and taxation of the information technology sector.
She has worked in Ablfs McKfnzif San Francisco office as an associate in the International/Commercial Practice Group.
Awards and Recognitions
Alessandra has been recognized for work by legal directories such as International Tax Review as Indirect Tax Leader from 2015 to 2021 and as Women in Taxes from 2016 to 2021. She has also been listed as a recommended lawyer in International Trade by Legal 500 Brazil (2018, 2019 and 2020/21).
She graduated from Universidade de São Paulo with a degree in Law.
Activities outside the office
Alessandra is a frequent speaker in trade compliance and tax conferences in Brazil and abroad.
Author/co-author of several books/articles, such as:
– Brazilian Chapter of the IBDF publication on Transfer Pricing & Customs Valuation (co-author);
– Brazilian Chapter of the book Dual-Use Export Controls in International Transit and Transhipment, WorldECR, 2017 (co-author).
Trench Rossi Watanabe is awarded the CESA Gender Equality Seal
Trench Rossi Watanabe has received the CESA Gender Equity Seal in the highest category entitled “Highlight”. This award recognizes law firms that have solid Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, taking into consideration several fronts, such as internal commitment, strategic planning, communication and participation rate. With a female majority in leadership for years, this recognition reinforces […]
Recognition: Leaders League 2024 — Transactions and Deals
The Leaders League, an important international publication in the legal and financial markets, has released the results of the first cycle of the 2024 edition called Transactions and Deals. We have been recognized in 19 practices (two more than last year) and have had 30 lawyers recognized (compared to 22 last year), several of them […]
RECOGNITION | ITR World Tax
The 2024 edition of the World Tax guide, promoted by ITR (International Tax Review), was released. We were recognized in three categories in the highest classification (Tier 1): Tax Controversy, Transactional Tax and Transfer Pricing. We were also ranked in Indirect Tax and General Corporate Tax. In terms of individual results, nine of our lawyers were […]
Brazilian IRS issues Request for Ruling concerning the taxation of software by WHT, CIDE and PIS/COFINS-Import
In brief In June 13, 2023, the Brazilian IRS issued, with binding effects, COSIT Ruling No. 107, which refers to the taxation on cross-border remittances made as compensation for the acquisition of off-the-shelf software license from abroad. More details In relation to Withholding Income Tax (“WHT”), the Brazilian IRS confirmed the tax is due since […]
Brazilian Federal Revenue issues a new Ruling on Customs Valuation
In June 23, 2022, the Brazilian Federal Revenue published the Normative Ruling 2,090/22, which provides for the declaration and inspection of the customs value of imported goods. The Normative Ruling 2,090/22 provides for relevant changes in comparison to previous rulings, amongst which we highlight the following: Prohibition of the application of transaction value when the […]