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Professional Experience

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.

Work abroad

She has worked in Baker McKenzie 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).

Academic Background

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.

Publications

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).

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