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).
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).