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Marienne M. S. Coutinho ,Tax Partner KPMG Brazil.

Marienne M. S. Coutinho ,Tax Partner KPMG Brazil.


 Marienne M. S. Coutinho is a tax partner KPMG in Brazil and leads the International Corporate Tax & Transfer Pricing practice. She is a lawyer and has an IFRS specialization (FIPECAFI). She has been with KPMG for 17 years and has also worked with KPMG in New York in the Trade & Customs group. She is a frequent speaker in Brazil and abroad on Brazilian and International Tax matters.
Marienne has very strong experience in advising foreign investors in Brazil in understanding investment structures, Brazilian direct and indirect taxes, environment for tax planning, supply chain models, etc.
Listen to Tom Reaoch interview Marienne: PLAY or DOWNLOAD 
She works closely with other KPMG member firms to structure the outbound investments of Brazilian companies in light of Brazilian controlled foreign corporation rules, tax treaties and taxation in other countries. She also helps Latin America tax directors based in Brazil with the coordination of their tax affairs in the region.
She specializes in M&A tax structuring, private equity investments, capital markets, corporate restructurings, domestic and international tax planning, supply chain projects and tax governance.
Marienne co-leads the Global Business Group of KPMG in Brazil (a group specialized in attending Newcomers and Brazilian Multinationals), KPMG’s Network of Women in Brazil (KNOW) and  is a member of a group of Brazilian tax advisors and tax authorities to discuss technical matters (GET). She is a member of KPMG Global International Corporate Tax (GICT) and of KPMG GICT Technical Core Group.
Reference for part of the interview:

Fabiana Passoni, The Best Brazilian Female Singer living in the U.S.

Fabiana Passoni, The Best Brazilian Female Singer living in the U.S.


Fabiana Passoni,
the best Brazilian Female Singer living in the U.S. Chosen by the Brazilian International Press Awards’ 2012 Colégio Eleitoral composed of U.S. based Brazilian groups and community organizations as best Brazilian Female Singer living in the U.S. confirms Fabiana’s ability to connect her fans to her music. Her recent single Lovin’ You (2012) enjoyed several months in the Smooth Jazz charts. Another single, Rock With You will be released in August  2012 followed by an EP CD at the end of the year.

Fabiana Passoni will be participating in a new musical called “Loving the Silent Tears” which will have its red carpet premiere at the Shrine Auditorium on October 27, 2012.  She will be starring along with Grammy winners Jon Secada, Jody Watley and Broadway stars in an impressive cast of top talents representing a dozen countries. It will feature music from Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning composers. The grand production was created by 2-time Oscar winner Al Kasha and directed by the Tony-nominated Vincent Paterson (director of Michael Jackson’s BAD and Madonna’s Blond Ambition Tours).
In her role, Fabiana will be presenting a taste of Brazilian music and culture. She stated, “I am proud and honored to have been invited for a part in the musical ‘Loving the Silent Tears."
Born in Poços de Caldas, Brazil, Fabiana Passoni began singing when she was 6 years old. Her father would sit on the couch composing songs while teaching her the art of interpretation and how to play to an audience. With her father’s musical influence as her foundation, Fabiana also received formal vocal training with Francisco (Chico) Campos, a famous Brazilian voice trainer.
Fabiana ran a successful music school in her hometown in the late 1990’s before travelling to the United States. While in New York City, Fabiana began singing bossa nova jazz fusion to American audiences. Legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Leny Andrade influenced her approach to music while she was slowly developing as a singer songwriter. She finally found her voice after moving to Los Angeles in 2007 composing songs for her debut album, É Minha Vez.
Fabiana’s three-year battle with breast cancer put her on a journey not only of survival but a discovery of her own personal musical style. With joyful rhythms and a velvety voice, Fabiana achieved her style with the acclaimed 2011 release of Naturalmente Brasil featuring 12 original tracks. Composed in the midst of her battle with cancer, chemotherapy and pregnancy, Fabiana’s dreams of continuing her career never faltered even among many setbacks. Her spirit propelled her rebounding success.
For more about "Loving the Silent Tears" www.silenttearsmusical.com


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