Humberto Sanches

Managing Partner

  • Recognition
  • Areas of expertise

For more than 20 years, Humberto has worked with strategic wealth and succession planning for families with matters involving corporate, tax, aviation, and family and succession law. Known in the market for his creative approach, Humberto has a unique multidisciplinary legal experience. He is capable of understanding and solving problems in a practical and agile way whenever the subject involves individuals and family businesses.

He advises clients on how to better structure their investments and asset holdings, in Brazil and abroad, implement family and corporate governance mechanisms, succession planning, relocation to Brazil and to other countries, as well as on how to purchase luxury goods such as airplanes, boats, works of art, and real estate. Regarding the international work that needs to be carried out, Humberto can count on the support of a wide range of relationships accumulated over the years in several jurisdictions, from lawyers to fiduciaries, resulting from conferences he regularly attends and cases he has worked on. During his career, he was a foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, USA, from 2000 to 2001.

The excellence of Humberto’s work in wealth and succession planning has earned him recognition in international rankings and publications specialized in this industry, such as Chambers High Net Worth, Latin Lawyer 250, Leaders League, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500, as leading individual, and the Private Client Global Elite. In Chambers High Net Worth, one of the leading publications in the field, Humberto has been recognized as Band 1, the highest ranking, since it was published for the first time in 2017.


MBA in Finance, Insper (2006) 

Undergraduate studies in Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo – PUC-SP (1996) 


Brazilian Bar Association (States of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) – Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Member

American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC) – Member 

International Academy of Estate and Trust Law – Member


Portuguese and English