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International Trade/WTO

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What the team is known for

Market-leading team advising companies on high-level disputes and non-contentious international trade mandates. Prestigious department offers impressive experience acting on sophisticated anti-dumping and subsidies investigations, as well as sunset reviews. Counts customs issues as a further area of expertise, often providing assistance with tariff reduction and classification matters. Clientele encompasses significant corporations from the food, fashion and agribusiness sectors, who rely on their skilled representation before the WTO.

Notable practitioners

Star associate Fernando Benjamin Bueno is well versed in anti-dumping investigations, sunset reviews and customs regime structuring. A source says: "He is very proactive and clever, in addition to being able to pull a lot of information together,"while a client reports: "Fernando is very knowledgeable, can think on his feet and establish priorities. He also maintains a great relationship with various stakeholders involved in a case."

Prestigious head of department José Diaz receives plaudits for his "high-level, pragmatic and straightforward advice," while another source values his "strategic analysis and experience on the best way to approach cases." He is often retained by prominent corporations from the mining, agribusiness and food sectors to provide counsel on sophisticated anti-dumping investigations and sunset reviews, in addition to defending clients in disputes before the WTO. Diaz is also renowned among market commentators, as one peer notes: "I really like his work and often see him acting on cases. José stands out due to his business acumen."

A commentator praises Victor Bovarotti Lopes for his "great ability to combine international trade and customs legal knowledge," adding that "he is a diplomatic practitioner who maintains a visible activity in this area." He is qualified to advise on anti-dumping investigations, as well as tariff reduction and classification matters. A client concludes: "Victor is assertive and thorough, he manages to shine a new light into some aspects of cases and does it in a clear and swift manner."

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Overview

Our International Trade and Customs group is led by partners with experience in advising clients on the full range of international trade and import-related issues, including customs, regulatory and compliance issues, trade remedy proceedings and enforcement actions.

Our International Trade and Customs team assists major manufacturers and service providers in advancing their business interests, and sovereign and industry clients in securing their trade and investment objectives, through a range of international trade regulatory, dispute settlement, litigation, policy, and enforcement mechanisms.

Members
Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Mining & Metals

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Textiles

International Trade/WTO

Demarest Advogados

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Location

Avenida Pedroso de Moraes, 1201

Centro Cultural Ohtake

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

05419-001

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Brazil

International Trade/WTO


Fernando Benjamin Bueno
Star Associates
Victor Bovarotti Lopes
Band 4