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Marienne Coutinho

KPMG in Brazil

Rua Arquiteto Olavo Redig de Campos, 105, 10º andar

04711-904, São Paulo - SP


Tel: +55 (11) 3940 3182

Fax: +55 (11) 3940 5001



Marienne Coutinho is an experienced tax partner at KPMG in Brazil, bringing more than 21 years of international experience to her clients. As partner in charge of international tax, she also leads Brazil's practices for transfer pricing and deal advisory – M&A tax. Marienne serves as a member of KPMG's Global International Tax Steering committee, where she helps to develop, monitor and implement the firm's global strategy for international tax.

Based in São Paulo, Marienne works with major organisations and multinational corporations to assist with complex projects, delivering focused practical advice on Brazilian and international tax matters. Her areas of expertise include supply chain management, market entry, BEPS, M&A tax structuring, and corporate reorganisations, among others. Marienne also assists companies in evaluating the performance and structure of their tax functions in Brazil, reviewing processes, performing GAAP analysis, and advising on benchmarking and efficiency improvements.

Beyond her client work, Marienne is committed to influencing tax policy and furthering education. She actively represents KPMG before a number of organisations, such as GETAP [Grupo de Estudos Tributários Aplicados], an organisation that congregates major Brazilian companies and senior tax directors, and GET, an association that discusses relevant tax topics with representatives of the administrative tax courts and tax administration.

Marienne is a lawyer, and completed post-graduate work in international business affairs at Johns Hopkins University. She is a frequent author on issues related to taxation in Brazil, and is a regular speaker and presenter at tax conferences around the world. She is responsible for the coordination of the KPMG guide, Investment in Brazil, and co-author of the book, The Rise of Brazilian Multinationals.

Marienne was the first woman to become a tax partner at KPMG in Brazil and she continues to advocate for the advancement of other professionals, including leading the KPMG diversity initiative in Brazil as the leader of KPMG's Network of Women, and serving as co-chair of the Brazil Chapter of Women Corporate Directors. She is a member of Mulheres do Brasil, IBEF-Mulher (Brazilian Institute of Finance Professionals) and LIDEM (Women Business Leaders) and teaches at the esteemed Brazilian university FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas) on diversity in organisations.


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