Brazil: Trade & Customs 2018

In this chapter we identify 29 individuals who are considered the leading trade and customs lawyers in Brazil. They stand out for their exceptional work in a range of matters from trade remedies to agreements and related disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Ana Caetano Veirano Advogados, São Paulo
2. Carolina Saldanha-Ures Sidera Consult, São Paulo
3. Renê G S Medrado Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo

Demarest Advogados performs well this year and sees four lawyers nominated in this chapter.
José Setti Diaz is “a top name” in the Brazilian market who is recommended for his “technical approach” to international trade and customs matters.   
Victor Bovarotti Lopes
is regarded by market commentators as “a bright young lawyer” who is excellent when it comes to handling customs work.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados achieves two listings this year.
Renê Medrado is a standout name in the trade and customs field. He continues to impress market commentators with his adept handling of antitrust-related trade work.
Mauro Berenholc is a go-to name in Brazil, particularly when it comes to complex customs work, an area in which he is considered a real specialist.

MPA Trade Law also sees two impressive lawyers recognised here.
Rodrigo Luis Pupo is “very active in this area” according to sources who praise his first-rate work handling a range of trade and customs investigations, agreements and advisory matters.
Claudia Marques is a widely recognised name in the trade and customs space. She is well known for her work on WTO agreements, trade and customs investigations, antidumping matters and related disputes.

We highlight two leading names at Mundie e Advogados in this chapter.
Andrea Weiss Balassiano draws widespread praise from peers who commend his impressive work on a wide array of matters, including trade remedies litigation and antidumping proceedings.
Carol Monteiro de Carvalho gains recognition in this chapter for her first-class trade and customs practice that encompasses trade remedies, investigations and import matters.

Ana Caetano at Veirano Advogados stands out as the foremost trade and customs lawyer in Brazil. Sources consider her “clearly a leading light in the field” and praise her “excellent work” on WTO agreements and related litigation.

At Sidera Consult, Carolina Saldanha-Ures is internationally recognised as a leading name in the Brazilian trade and customs space. She is widely respected for her strong knowledge of trade law and economics.

Rabih Nasser at Nasser Sociedade de Advogados is described by peers as “a very practical and technical lawyer” who is “very well known” for his extensive experience in the Brazilian trade and customs arena.

Luiz Eduardo Salles at Azevedo Sette Advogados is “a very hard-working professional” who peers commend for his “careful and in-depth work” in the field. They praise his “knowledge of the subject matter” as well as his excellent client service.

At TozziniFreire Advogados, Vera Kanas is a “great” lawyer who “has been in the field a long time” according to respondents. They commend her invaluable experience handling anti-dumping litigation, safeguard measures and trade agreements.

Leonor Cordovil at Grinberg e Cordovil Advogados is recognised as “a significant player” in the Brazilian trade and customs space. She is praised most notably for her work on competition-related trade issues.  

Atelier Jurídico’s Luiz Olavo Baptista is a well-established name in the Brazilian market. He is “a senior figure” among peers who praise his strong expertise in international trade agreements and trade-related disputes.

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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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