New Partner Joins Baker & McKenzie’s Latin America Desk
1 November 2011
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1 November 2011 – Amsterdam law firm Baker & McKenzie has appointed a new partner to head its Latin America Desk starting 1 November. Juliana Cangussu Dantas is qualified in both Dutch and Brazilian tax law and specializes in international tax, with a particular focus on Latin America. She previously worked for Loyens & Loeff.
“Our practice group in Amsterdam offers Dutch and foreign multinationals independent local and cross-border tax advice at the highest level of expertise,” says Herman Huidink, head of Baker & McKenzie's Tax practice group in Amsterdam. “With our clients’ interests and activities in Latin America on the rise, we have decided to set up a Latin America Desk. Now, we can offer clients even better support in this important business and financial market. We’ll be working with Juliana Cangussu Dantas to turn our Latin America Desk into the key European centre in this area of tax law.”
“Baker & McKenzie unites knowledge and experience in legal and tax matters in order to give clients the best possible advice on both Dutch and Latin American tax law,” adds Juliana Cangussu Dantas. “Its integrated approach is unique among service providers in the Netherlands. My Brazilian background combined with my knowledge and experience advising Latin American clients and international corporations that invest in Latin America will enable me to expand the multidisciplinary Latin America Desk for both outbound and inbound transactions."
Juliana Cangussu Dantas will be working in close collaboration with Baker & McKenzie offices in Latin American countries and local Brazilian firms associated with Baker & McKenzie.
“The Brazilian economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and at present already the 7th largest in terms of size, making it a very attractive market for foreign investments", says Simone Dias Musa, Tax partner of Trench, Rossie e Watanabe Advogados, associated with Baker & McKenzie in São Paulo. "I look forward to working with Juliana Cangussu Dantas and her Amsterdam based team to provide hands-on tax and legal advice to serve the business needs of clients operating in or from Latin American countries."
The appointment of Juliana Cangussu Dantas brings the total number of partners at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam to 41.
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