Carlos Alberto Alvahydo de Ulhôa Canto


Carlos Alberto Alvahydo de Ulhôa Canto joined Ulhôa Canto in 1966 and became a partner in 1977. He graduated from Universidade do Estado da Guanabara – UEG, currently Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro- UERJ, in 1968, obtained a postgraduate degree from Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas no Ensino de Direito – Ceped/UEG in 1969 and has a Master’s Degree in tax law. He is a specialist on tax law and corporate law, focusing on joint ventures incorporation and corporate groups restructuring, including merger, amalgamation, spin-off, acquisitions and sale of privately and publicly-held companies.

He was a board member of the Bolsa de Valores do Rio de Janeiro – BVRJ and contributed to the drafting of several bills, amongst which is the law that created Plano Real (currency reform); he lectured at seminars organized by the Associação Brasileira de Direito Financeiro – ABDF, Brascan Group and Universidade Cândido Mendes – UCAM.

International publications, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America and Legal 500, often acknowledge him as a reference in Brazil in matters regarding corporate tax law and as a lawyer with great technical quality.

He was admitted to the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Chapters of the Brazilian Bar Association in 1969 and 1990 respectively, and he is also a member of the Associação Brasileira de Direito Financeiro – ABDF and International Fiscal Association – IFA. His native language is Portuguese and he is fluent in English and French.


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