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Claudia Liguori Affonso Maluf

Partner

Experience Summary

LL.B. from São Bernardo do Campo School of Law, 1989. Claudia specialized in tax law with focus on indirect taxes. Her major clients are companies in the automotive, cosmetics, beverage and cigarette industries. She regularly advises major companies operating in the Brazilian market, such as, Jaguar Land Rover, Diageo and JT International do Brasil Ltda., among others. 

Highlights

  • 2015:  Advised a major multinational group on the definition of ICMS/IPI tax impacts resulting from the manufacturing of electric vehicles and buses.
  • Assisted a major multinational group in regard to tax aspects resulting from the manufacturing of vehicles in Brazil and the enjoyment of state tax benefits as well as in the defense of the company's interests in tax deficiency cases involving imports of vehicles to order.
  • Advised a major national sugar and alcohol and fuel company on several transactions, including in regard to tax aspects resulting from a corporate restructuring.
  • Defended the interests of a multinational beverage company in tax deficiency cases concerning stock differences and customs valuation.
  • Advised a major multinational company on the evaluation of the tax impacts of the direct import and import on behalf of third parties as well as in a change in the form of distribution of the company's products in Brazil.
  • 2014: Advised a multinational medical equipment company on the definition of the best tax strategy aiming at mitigating the generation of the ICMS tax as well as on the application for the Special Tax Regime with State tax authorities aiming at an ICMS reduction upon the import of goods.
  • Assisted a multinational tobacco company in the definition of internal procedures required to meet the IPI tax law.
  • Advised a multinational cosmetics company on the evaluation of the tax impacts related to the direct import and import on behalf of third parties as well as on the evaluation of the form of distribution of the company's products in Brazil.
  • Assisted a major Spanish group in obtaining the São Paulo Local Government's authorization for the company's application for the Special Tax Regime in regard to the issuance and printing of an amusement park tickets.
  • Defended the interests of an importer seeking to be dismissed from paying the IPI tax on the resale of imported goods.  

Recognition

Claudia is mentioned in several publications as a reference in tax and foreign trade matters, such as Análise 500, 2013 and is mentioned in Band 4, in Chambers Latin America.​

 

Education

  • 1989: LL.B., São Bernardo do Campo School of Law, São Paulo, Brazil
Claudia Liguori Affonso Maluf

Languages

Portuguese

Practice Areas

Tax
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