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Professional Experience

Maria Fernanda Furtado joined the Firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2006, leading the tax practice at the Rio de Janeiro office ever since. Acting on the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure industries, Maria Fernanda has a wide breadth of experience in international taxation, mergers and acquisitions and indirect taxes. Among her clients, we highlight Chevron, Queiroz Galvão, Fugro, EDF Renewables, Petrobras, Transocean, Seadrill, Schlumberger and Total Eren.

Awards and Recognitions

Maria Fernanda Furtado has been recognized for her work as a leading practioner in the Brazilian tax area by the International Tax Review and by The Legal 500.

Academic Background

She graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro with a degree in Law. 

Activities outside the office

Maria Fernanda Furtado is a speaker in several courses, conferences and seminars, both in Brazil (promoted by IBC, ABAMEC, CEAD, IBEF and FIRJAN) and abroad (International Drilling Association, Energy Forum, Baker & Mckenzie Latin American Tax Conference) with an emphasis on oil and gas industry taxation, tax and indirect planning.

Publications

Author/co-author of several books/articles, such as:

- “No Brazilian withholding income tax on technical service payments to the Netherlands" coauthor with com Henny Verboom and C. Lutter - IBFD Bulletin.

- "Porque é urgente e preciso" - Article published at the Anuário da Indústria de Petróleo in Rio de Janeiro - FIRJAN.

- Contribution to articles to the Tax Planning International Review and Gazeta Mercantil.

Languages

French

Representative matters and clients

- Advised local and multinational clients from various sectors, notably on the oil and gas, energy, entertainment and services industries.

- Acted for Transocean Ltd. in the transaction for the acquisition of OceanRig in the amount of US$ 2.7 Billion.

- Acted on Mitsubishi's energy in Latin America in a $1.2 billion ($384 million) power purchase agreement (PPA) to build a new power plant in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

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