Ms Cristiane Ianagui Matsumoto > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906
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Work Department

Social Security.




Joined the firm in 2000. Partner since 2015.
Cristiane Ianagui Matsumoto has extensive experience in the social security area, advising large companies on taxation of payroll. Cristiane serves more than 100 customers in various sectors (infrastructure, automotive, industry, education, finance, health, media, automation, call center etc.), among which are Unilever, Sul América, Silvio Santos, Accenture, GM, Siemens, Phillips etc. She has served as counsel and litigator for a substantial volume of administrative and judicial disputes involving social security contributions, seeking greater payroll tax efficiency for clients. Cristiane is well versed in structuring and implementing mechanisms for variable compensation of employees and executives (profit sharing plans, stock option plans, awards, bonuses, among others). She also has a strong presence as advisor and litigator for private pension entities, sponsors and managers in private pension matters, interfacing directly with the regulatory bodies.


Portuguese and English.


Brazilian Association of Tax Lawyers (ABAT).
Brazilian Associatiion of Closed-end Private Pension Entities (ABRAPP).


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) – 2003.
Master’s Degree in Social Security Law from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) – 2008.
Specialization Degree (Certificate) n Tax and Social Security Law from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) – 2011. 

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Tax

Pinheiro Neto Advogados‘ first-rate team is led by highly regarded tax litigator Sérgio Farina Filho, who has been a partner at the firm since 1993. The expertise within the overall group is equally deep, with a strong mix of experience and youth, covering the full range of direct and indirect tax issues. The team’s expertise also extends to the related areas of social security and customs. Among the partners, Luciana Rosanova GalhardoLuiz Roberto Peroba Barbosa and Giancarlo Chamma Matarazzo are names of note, often equally comfortable on disputes as they are consulting. Cristiane Matsumoto adds weight on the social security side. Key litigators include Marcelo Marques RoncagliaTércio Chiavassa and Rio-based partner Carlos Henrique Tranjan Bechara. The recently promoted Ana Carolina Fernandes Carpinetti is also singled out for praise.