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José Setti Diaz

Partner

Experience Summary

Graduated from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) School of Law in 1997, José Diaz obtained specializations in mergers and acquisitions, and international trade. His major clients include Harvard University's endowment fund, the Vinci Partners private equity fund and important national and multinational companies in the agribusiness, auto parts, forestry, pulp and paper, chemical and retail sectors. José Diaz is the Finance and Administrative Director of Law Firms' Study Center (Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados - CESA).

Highlights

  • 2016 - 2017: Advised ArcelorMittal, Gerdau and CSN in petitioning anti-dumping and subsidies/CVD investigations against Chinese and Russian steel exports to Brazil.
  • 2016 - 2017: Advised McCain Group in anti-dumping on Brazilian imports of French fries. The investigation was successfully concluded with a price undertaking agreement.
  • 2016 - 2017: Advised Rhodia/Solvay in petitioning anti-dumping investigation against Mexican and U.S acetic esters exports to Brazil.  
  • 2015 - 2017: Advised USIMINAS in several trade remedies cases (antidumping and subsidies) initiated by the United States and Europe targeting USIMINAS exports to these countries.
  • 2015: Is assisting the Brazilian Government in the WTO dispute DS472 against the European Union on behalf of the National Industry Confederation ("CNI").
  • 2009 - 2015: Advised ANIP - National Association of Tire Manufacturers (petitioner) in several anti-dumping cases: car, bus, truck, motorcycle tires. The investigations were successfully concluded with the application of anti-dumping duty.
  • 2015: Advised client to have market access through trade preferential agreement.
  • 2015: Advised client to benefit from import tax reduction.
  • 2009-2015: Advised Nike in anti-dumping, sunset review, and anti-circumvention investigations on Brazilian imports of footwear, as well as several other issues in the area of international trade, customs and government relations.
  • 2009 - 2015: Advised Graftech (domestic industry) in anti-dumping investigation and anti-dumping review on Brazilian imports of graphite electrodes. The investigations were successfully concluded with the application of anti-dumping duty.
  • 2014: Advised Rhodia (domestic industry) in anti-dumping investigation on Brazilian imports of nylon fibers. The investigation was successfully concluded with the application of anti-dumping duty.
  • 2014: Advised Foseco (domestic industry) in antidumping investigation on Brazilian imports of ceramic filters. The investigation was successfully concluded with the application of anti-dumping duty.
  • 2012: Advised CEEV - Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (exporters)- in safeguard investigation of wines. The investigation was concluded without the application of anti-dumping duty.
  • 2011: Advised POSCO (producer/Korean exporter) in anti-dumping investigation on Brazilian imports of coated steel. The investigation was concluded without the application of anti-dumping duty.


Recognition

Mentioned in Chambers Latin America as "experienced, creative and intelligent lawyer" and "highly recommended for his outstanding service and experience". Also nominated as a "leading lawyer in his field" by IFLR, Which Lawyer and Who's Who Legal.

"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." (Chambers Latin America, 2016)

Recommended by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) in 2014 in the M&A area.

"He's very responsive, provides excellent advice and is a great resource to any business." (Chambers Global 2013, Chambers Latin America 2013)

"Strategic orientation and full understanding of anti-dumping procedures." (Chambers Global 2013, Chambers Latin America 2013)

"He is excellent in the way he tackles the issues and is one of the best lawyers we have worked with in international trade." (Chambers Latin America 2014)

"He really knows the business." (Chambers Report)

"Very much satisfied. He is easy to get in touch with, very responsive and a very good adviser. He's just a great resource to any business." (Chambers Report)

"He's amazing, fantastic, very impressive at negotiating and drafting contracts." (Chambers Report)

"He offers a commercial view and strategic orientation" (Chambers Report).

 

Education

  • 2002: LL.M. in International Law from Universidade de São Paulo School of Law, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1997: LL.B. from Universidade de São Paulo School of Law, São Paulo, Brazil.

Languages

Portuguese; English; Spanish

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