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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

International Trade/WTO

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What the team is known for

Stellar full-service firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados maintains an enviable track record assisting multinational companies with international trade issues, especially those involving trade remedies investigations. Prominent companies from the agribusiness, technology and construction sectors hire Pinheiro Neto to act on anti-dumping investigations, sunset reviews and WTO disputes. Additionally offers considerable expertise in handling customs mandates such as tariff reduction claims, as well as assisting with public interest proceedings.

Strengths

A satisfied client says: "They have a lot of legal technique and knowledge of the details of the internal processes of each administrative body in Brazil."

A market commentator says: "The name speaks for itself. They are the most traditional," and goes on to add: "They have great clients and we see them on the big matters."

Work highlights

Assisted Arcos Dourados, McDonald's master franchiser in Latin America, with its plea to reduce the import tariff rates applicable to toys.

Notable practitioners

"Excellent" associate-to-watch Carolina Sayeg is praised by clients, who say: "Her work and knowledge are excellent." Sayeg assists with import compliance, anti-dumping investigations and sunset reviews.

Associate-to-watch Lucas Jimenez garners recognition from clients, who say: "He's always available. He's ready, fast and delivers at the right time." He regularly assists with sunset reviews, import compliance and anti-dumping investigations. He is able to stand out in a team that is "second to none," according to another satisfied client.

Mauro Berenholc often acts on customs-related mandates, such as complex tax and tariff litigation, tax reimbursements and the structuring of supply chains. A client commends his work on a matter of "high complexity" which "demanded a profound knowledge of WTO regulation," while another client states: "He is an excellent professional." Berenholc regularly represents multinational companies hailing from sectors such as pharmaceuticals, packaging and food.

“Impeccable” partner Renê Guilherme da Silva Medrado receives plaudits for his “finest care and exceptional courtesy” from one client, while another applauds his “excellent knowledge.” Medrado is frequently mandated by high-profile corporate clients to handlecomplex disputes before the WTO, as well as sunset reviews and anti-dumping investigations, on behalf of significant multinational players from the agribusiness, pharmaceutical and technology industries. "He is very good and has vast knowledge in the area,” confirms a senior observer.

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Overview

We have solid background and international experience to advise companies and trade associations on a wide spectrum of issues such as special customs systems (importation and exportation); preferential treatment under international agreements; taxation and tax benefits in foreign trade; trade facilitation; customs valuation; tariff code; rules of origin; ex-tariff system; non-tariff barriers; trade defense – antidumping and subsidies (countervailing measures); safeguards (general or provisional measures); sanitary and phytosanitary measures; technical barriers to trade; service trade; assessment of the compatibility of foreign trade conditions in other countries with WTO rules.
 
Our international trade group advises clients on negotiation of international treaties, represents clients in judicial or administrative proceedings, and provides counsel/representation in trade disputes before Brazilian and foreign authorities or international organizations such as WTO and MERCOSUR.

Our pratice in the trade defense area covers domestic industry, exporters, and importers and other interested parties affected by a possible measure. We are also active in the defense of Brazilian associations and companies in investigations conducted by foreign authorities (such as Argentina, United States of America, European Union, China, among others) in partnership with foreign law firms and governmental authorities, providing legal and strategic counsel for defense of the domestic industry.

International Trade/WTO

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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Rua Hungria, 1100

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01455-906

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International Trade/WTO


Carol Sayeg
Associates to watch
Lucas Jimenez
Associates to watch
Mauro Berenholc
Band 4
Renê Guilherme da Silva Medrado
Band 1