Luciana Nobrega joined the Firm in 2010, worked for two years as a tax advisor in Luxembourg and one year as a member of the international reorganizations group at Ablfs McKfnzif in London.
She works in the tax planning and consulting areas of the Tax group, focusing on international operations. She has vast experience in supporting Brazilian companies expanding or reorganizing abroad, including planning and tax support for corporate reorganizations, transfer pricing issues and alignment with foreign tax authorities (obtaining APAs and rulings), structuring and implementing investment funds in Brazil and abroad, and domestic and international financial transactions. Luciana also has experience in coordinating corporate implementation of multi-jurisdictional projects.
Awards and Recognitions
Recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil by the yearbook Análise Advocacia 500 (2021) and mentioned by The Legal 500 in the categories Tax Consulting, Customs and Tax Litigation (2022).
Luciana holds an LLM in International Taxation from Leiden University, Netherlands (awarded with a full scholarship from Nuffic HSP Huygens).
Author/co-author of several books/articles, such as:
– Multinationals and Transparency in the EU, Valor Econômico, 2016;
– Private Client: A Q&A guide to private client law in Brazil, Practical Law Company, 2011;
– Mutual Agreement Procedure: Preventing the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice? Intertax, 2009.
Representative matters and clients
– Tax assistance to Natura on the acquisition of Avon (closing January 2020) and The Body Shop (closing September 2017);
– Global coordination of post-acquisition integration project of one of the main leaders in the technology industry, encompassing over 70 jurisdictions;
– Tax planning and corporate implementation of the international reorganization of a unicorn digital services provider, encompassing the centralization of IP in a non-Brazilian jurisdiction, organization of a top holding company for governance purposes and optimization of the supply chain structure.
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 […]
Brazil: The Senate begins their analysis of the Income Tax Reform under the ordinary rite
In brief The Brazilian Federal Senate received for consideration the Bill of Law of the Income Tax Reform (PL 2337/2021) approved by the Chamber of Deputies on 09/02/2021. The Brazilian Federal Senate received for analysis and voting the Bill of Law of the Income Tax Reform (PL 2337/2021) approved by the Chamber of Deputies on […]
Brazil: Income Tax Reform approved by The Chamber of Deputies on 09/02/2021. It will now be sent for consideration of the Senate
In brief On 09/02/2021, the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies approved Bill of Law 2,337/2021 (PL 2337/2021), which relates to the tax reform of the Income Tax and the Social Contribution on Net Profits. The legislative house confirmed by phone that the consolidated and final text of PL 2337/2021 has not yet been officially […]
Brazil: Income Tax Reform approved by The Chamber of Deputies on 09/01/2021 overnight, but ammendments will be voted today and the Bill of Law may still be changed
On 09/01/2021 overnight, the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies voted and approved Bill of Law 2,337/2021, which relates to the tax reform of the Income Tax and the Social Contribution on Net Profits. The approved Bill of Law was the replacement one presented by Rapporteur Celso Sabino (PSDB-PA). However, it cannot yet be considered […]
Brazil: The rapporteur of the Income Tax Reform officially presents changes to the original proposal, but voting is uncertain and may still suffer ammendments
In brief On 08/12/2021, Congressman Celso Sabino (PSDB-PA), the rapporteur of the Brazilian Income Tax reform Bill of Law (PL 2,337/2021), officially presented changes to the original bill proposed by the Federal Government. The Bill of Law published on 12/08/2021 (which includes the changes made by Celso Sabino) replaces the original bill. Although this is, […]