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Brazil: Trade & Customs 2017

This year 23 leading trade and customs lawyers are highlighted for their expertise in the full remit of international trade and customs issues. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Ana Caetano Veirano Advogados, São Paulo
2. Renê Medrado Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo
3. Rabih Nasser Nasser Sociedade de Advogados, São Paulo

Leading full-service national firm DEMAREST ADVOGADOS boasts two listings this year.
José Setti Diaz is “a true leader in the market” and is internationally regarded as a prominent expert in international trade law across a range of industries.
Oswaldo Leite de Moraes Filho is a longstanding fixture in the market who one commentator describes as “one of the greatest trade lawyers in Brazil”.

Boutique law firm MPA TRADE LAW sees two practitioners highlighted in our research.
The “excellent” Claudia Marques draws international praise for her extensive experience advising on foreign trade and customs law issues, including anti-dumping investigations and preferential trade agreements.
Rodrigo Luis Pupo is commended by sources for “building up a strong practice” in the area. He is well versed in advising clients on a wide range of issues including trade defence, trade laws and regulations in Brazil and customs disputes.

Independent full-service firm PINHEIRO NETO ADVOGADOS is home to two pre-eminent practitioners.
Renê Medrado is one of the leading names in the international trade market, receiving widespread endorsements for his expertise in WTO settlements and anti-dumping proceedings in Brazil.
Mauro Berenholc is a renowned customs expert who one source considers “excellent at litigation and administrative and judicial issues in the field”.

Ana Caetano at VEIRANO ADVOGADOS heads up the firm’s international trade team and is considered “a leading lawyer” in the country. She is internationally recognised as an authority on WTO agreements and litigation.

The “brilliant” Rabih Nasser of NASSER SOCIEDADE DE ADVOGADOS is “someone you can trust to conduct your case excellently”, according to respondents, who praise his excellent work in the field.

Andrea Weiss Balassiano at BICHARA ADVOGADOS is commended by respondents for her “incredible work ethic”. She is a prominent figure in the international trade space and is noted particularly for her work with Chinese companies.

International sources describe Vera Kanas at TOZZINIFREIRE ADVOGADOS as “a great lawyer” who excels when it comes to WTO dispute settlement and environment matters.

Francisco Niclós Negrão at MAGALHÃES E DIAS – ADVOCACIA is admired by peers for his “dedication and diligence”. He regularly represents prominent clients in complex anti-dumping cases before Brazilian trade authorities.

Leonor Cordovil at GRINBERG E CORDOVIL ADVOGADOS is “highly respected” by international sources for her “expert knowledge of international trade law”.

Carolina Saldanha-Ures at SIDERA CONSULT is a top name, recommended for her expertise on matters related to tariff and non-tariff barriers. One source describes her as “an outstanding lawyer”.

Roberto Kanitz at UNO INTERNATIONAL TRADE STRATEGY is a highly skilled expert in anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations, who sources commend for “his professional representation of Chinese and Indian exporters”.

Cynthia Kramer at L O BAPTISTA ADVOGADOS stands out for her top-tier work in WTO-related matters, trade remedies and customs law.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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