What the team is known for Full-service firm with a leading international trade practice. Regularly assists Brazilian and international clients hailing from sectors as diverse as automotive, sportswear and packaging with the full range of international trade law matters. Has considerable experience devising defence strategies and representing clients in initial complex anti-dumping investigations and sunset reviews.
Esteemed professional José Diaz is described by peers as an "experienced, creative and intelligent lawyer." Clients also comment that he is "very accessible and objective," and recommend him for his expertise in customs and international commerce. Diaz regularly acts on behalf of national and international clients in sunset reviews, initial anti-dumping and subsidies investigations concerning imports.
Co-head of the department Oswaldo Leite de Moraes Filho focuses his practice and is widely recognised in the area of tax and customs. Clients praise him for his "great technical skills, knowledge and strategic vision, which goes beyond legal technique and which is of great value in highly complex cases." He is defending Reckitt Benckiser in three administrative proceedings, in which it is alleged that the client misclassified several imports for tax purposes.
Star associate Fernando Benjamin Bueno is acknowledged by market observers for his long-standing involvement in international trade matters. He recently advised Associação Nacional da Indústria de Pneumáticos with an application to commence sunset review and anti-dumping investigations on Brazilian imports of tyres from China.
Jun Zhang heads the firm's Chinese department and serves as the point of reference for Chinese clients doing business in Brazil.
Junior partner Victor Bovarotti Lopes has specialist knowledge of the USA due to the experience he gained working in the international trade department of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC.