Isabel Bertoletti has been a senior consultant for Machado Associados – Advogados e Consultores since 1990, regarded as one of the most reputable tax and corporate law firms in Brazil.
Ms Bertoletti is a business administrator and accountant. She worked at the tax department of Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) from 1984 to 1990, and worked as auditor for two years as part of her professional training. Alongside her professional career, Ms Bertoletti was also a professor of fiscal accounting.
Her expertise comprises tax consultancy, domestic and international tax planning, structuring of mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, inbound and outbound investments and cross-border transactions. Ms Bertoletti has been providing advisory mostly for manufacturing, services and infrastructure industries (energy, toll roads, water and sanitation, harbours and airports).
In addition, Ms Bertoletti has large experience in international taxation, having been assisting for almost 25 years Brazilian companies expanding their businesses abroad or large multinational companies investing in other countries through their Brazilian subsidiaries. To support Ms Bertoletti in her specific practice areas, Machado Associados counts on high-skilled professionals. In addition, providing further support to its international area, Machado Associados is a founding member of the Latin America Tax and Legal Network – LATAXNET, an international network of experts in tax and legal matters in Latin America, US, Canada and the Caribbean. It is also a partner firm of the international network WTS (www.wts.com). Focused on the tax area, WTS Alliance is renowned as a global leader and is represented in more than 100 countries.
In the last ten years, Ms Bertoletti has also been acting as arbitrator at the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of the Industries Federation of the State of São Paulo (CIESP/FIESP) particularly in complex disputes arising from M&A negotiations, especially related to the interpretation of provisions involving accounting and tax matters, as well as the effects in the ascertainment of the agreed price and post-closing adjustments.
In the last years she has been constantly chosen as a Brazilian tax leader by several and respected international and domestic publications.