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Victor Bovarotti Lopes

Senior Lawyer

Experience Summary

Graduated in Law from PUC-SP in 2005, Victor obtained a LL.M. in Tax Law from INSPER in 2011 and then obtained in 2013 a LL.M. in International Legal Studies with distinction from Georgetown University, where he also obtained the certificate in WTO Studies. Amongst his regular clients, he assists 3M, Diageo, Raízen, Volkswagen and ThyssenKrupp. He is a member of the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL), of Georgetown University, of the Commission on Customs Law of the Brazilian Bar Association ("OAB-SP") and of the International Trade Commission of the Brazilian Institute of Studies on Competition, Consumer Affairs and International Trade (IBRAC).

Highlights

  • 2015: Is assisting the Brazilian Government in the WTO dispute DS472 against the European Union on behalf of the National Industry Confederation ("CNI");
  • 2015: Is advising USIMINAS in a CVD investigation conducted by the Department of Commerce of the U.S.A.;
  • 2015: Is advising the National Tyre Industry Association ("ANIP") in the revision of the structure of the heading 4011 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature ("NCM");
  • 2015: Is representing a companies from the beverages and car industries in the administrative discussions customs valuation matters;
  • 2015: Is assisting a manufacturer of car parts to start its operations in Brazil;
  • 2015: Assisted a contractor in an arbitration against a steel mill over the losses caused by customs delays;
  • 2015: Is representing a producer of cocoa products in the administrative discussion of its drawback program;
  • 2015: Is representing a tyre producer in the administrative discussion over the classification of tyres for cargo vehicles;
  • 2015: Is advising a car manufacturer and a steel producer in administrative discussions over Reintegra credits;
  • 2015: Is advising the Brazilian industry of decks and collectible cards in seeking protection against under-priced imports;

Recognition

 

Education

  • 2013: L.LM. with honors in International Legal Studies and certificate in WTO Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, United States.
  • 2011: LL.M. in Tax Law from INSPER in São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
  • 2005: Graduation in Law from PUC, in São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Languages

Portuguese; English

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