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Vanessa Arruda Ferreira

Vanessa Arruda Ferreira is a Brazilian attorney with a law degree from Universidade Católica de Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil (2003). She holds a post-graduate specialization degree in Public Law from Escola Superior de Magistratura de Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil (2006) and a master's degree in Tax Law (LLM) from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, France (2007).

Ms Arruda Ferreira is currently a Research Fellow at the IBFD Academic Department, a part-time Senior Research Associate responsible for Brazil at the IBFD Knowledge Centre and an instructor at the IBFD International Tax Training.
She is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and her topic of research is the improper use of tax treaties by contracting states. She has also worked for three years as a full-time Senior Research Associate at the IBFD Americas, Middle East and Africa Knowledge Group, where she was in charge of Brazil, Portuguese-speaking African countries and selected Caribbean countries.

Prior to joining IBFD, Ms Arruda Ferreira was a Senior Associate at the Brazilian law firm Trigueiro Fontes Advogados in Recife, Brazil, where she represented clients before courts in both individual and corporate tax matters. She has also worked as a part-time Brazilian tax consultant at the French law firm Arsene Taxand during her LL.M studies in Paris. Ms Arruda Ferreira speaks Portuguese, English, French and German and is a member of the Brazilian Bar since 2003.