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Alessandro Fonseca

Alessandro Fonseca
55 11 3147 7826 afonseca@mattosfilho.com.br São Paulo – Paulista

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Alessandro advises entities and high net-worth individuals on restructuring matters and efficient tax structures in line with Brazilian law and international treaties. He is experienced in corporate governance, estate and succession planning as well as tax, corporate and family law advice. He also counsels clients on the tax implications of M&A transactions and corporate financial reporting.


Bachelor of Laws, Universidade São Judas Tadeu  (USJT)

Specialization in Controllership and Finance, Trevisan Escola de Negócios


Chambers High Net Worth – Private Wealth (2017-2021)

LACCA Approved – Tax (2017-2022)

Latin Lawyer 250 – Tax; Private Wealth (2019-2021)

Legal Week – Private Client Global Elite (2017-2019, 2021)

Who’s Who Legal Global – Private Client (2019-2021)

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Private Client (2016-2021)

Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Private Client (2021) and Brazil, Private Client (2021)

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Central Bank raises minimum amounts for DCBE and record of transactions in non-resident bank accounts

​On July 30, the Central Bank of Brazil (“BACEN”) published two Resolutions by the National Monetary Council (“CMN”) with relevant changes to both residents in Brazil who own assets abroad and non-residents that hold deposit accounts in Brazil.

With the changes brought by CMN Resolution no. 4,841 of July 30, 2020, the filing of the annual Central Bank return (“DCBE”) is now mandatory only for individuals and legal entities domiciled in Brazil who hold assets abroad in the total amount of US $ 1,000,000.00 (one million American dollars) or more. Until this year, that amount was set at US $ 100,000.00 (one hundred thousand US dollars).

The quarterly DCBE (every three months), in turn, has not changed and it’s still mandatory to individuals and legal entities holding assets abroad that amount to US $ 100,000,000.00 (one hundred million American dollars) or more.

On the other hand, CMN Resolution no. 4,844 of July 30, 2020, changed the rules applicable to non-residents who hold deposit accounts (BRL) in Brazil. With the changes in force, the transactions of BRL 100,000.00 (one hundred thousand Reais) or more are subject to registration in the Central Bank Information System (“Sisbacen”) and supported by specific documentation. Until now, all transactions above BRL 10,000.00 (ten thousand Reais) were subject to registration.

The new Resolutions take effect on September 1, 2020. In practice, they will imply one less obligation for residents in Brazil who invest abroad in small proportions, in addition to simplifying financial transactions carried out by non-residents in Brazil.

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