Campos Mello Advogados has new partners in tax and corporate practices 28 jun 2023

Campos Mello Advogados has new partners in tax and corporate practices

Rafaella Chiachio and Victor Kampel, already working at the firm, recognized and promoted to partners

The Campos Mello Advogados law firm is promoting Rafaella Chiachio and Victor Kampel to partners, thus recognizing their professional development in the firm. She works mostly in the Corporate field, while he works mainly in Tax and Private Wealth.

Rafaella joined CMA about ten years ago, servicing clients in merger and acquisition processes and with corporate governance and publicly traded company matters, as well as developing foreign investment projects and joint ventures, and coordinating multijurisdictional transactions. Moreover, she gained experience in the telecommunication industry after working for the Telecom Italia Group, at TIM Brazil’s Corporate and Tax divisions. In CMA’s new partner’s view, this industry should undergo significant changes in Brazil in the next years.

“Brazil still faces great challenges in the telecom sector, such as infrastructure and taxation. The implementation of 5G will require a great deal of investments and this will be one of the main points in the to-do list. In addition, there is a heavy regulatory agenda to be met, and Anatel [Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency] will have to adapt to the speed of this industry,” opines Rafaella.

Experience with Private Wealth
In addition to serving in CMA’s tax practice, Victor will lead a new practice in the firm, Private Wealth, assisting clients in succession planning and wealth planning processes. With his knowledge of the Brazilian tax system and experience in the United States, he will assist CMA’s clients with domestic and international tax matters, which will tend to proliferate in the next months with the economic recovery in the post-novel coronavirus pandemic period.

“There used to be an almost natural tendency toward the transfer of residence and wealth to the United States. Today, other countries are more open to granting citizenship or residence to persons making investments in or transferring a part of their wealth to these jurisdictions. There are programs of this nature in Portugal, Italy and England, whose tax aspects are more attractive than American requirements,” CMA’s new partner explains.

To Kampel, the debate on the taxation of dividends in Brazil may cause changes in wealth portfolios and lead enterprising families to rethink their investment structures in Brazil and abroad.

“They have built their careers by incorporating CMA’s values of empathy, respect for people, a constant search for improvement and a focus on the best solutions for clients. Rafaella and Victor bring even more value to our group of partners,” adds Fabio Campos Mello, Campos Mello Advogados’s Managing Partner.