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Partner of the Demarest’s Mergers and Acquisitions and International and Customs Trade areas, José Setti Diaz holds a master’s degree in Law from USP’s Faculty of Law. Among his main clients are the Harvard University fund, the Private Equity fund Vinci Partners and important domestic and multinational companies operating in the agribusiness, auto parts, forestry, paper and pulp, chemical and retail sectors. José Diaz is also the Chief Financial Officer of CESA, a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), a member of the Board of Directors of Britcham and a member of the panel of Brazilian panelists for the WTO.


Advised HMC in the sale of 100% of the shares of Pradaria Agroflorestal Ltda., owned by Global Forest Investments LLC and Performance Forest LLC, to Timber VII SPE S.A – a BTG Group Company

Advised Minerva SA in the negotiation and signing with Marfrig Global Foods SA of an Asset Swap Agreement for the exchange of plants between Minerva (owner of the plant and existing assets in Várzea Grande, Mato Grosso state) and Marfrig (holder of the plant and existing assets in Paranatinga, Mato Grosso state)

Advised Conedi Participações Ltda. and Aerroc Participações e Serviços Ltda. in the negotiation and signature with Autore Produções Eireli – EPP (a company owned by Douglas Tavolaro de Oliveira) of an Investment Agreement and Shareholders Agreement of Novus Mídia SA. Also advised Novus Mídia SA in the negotiation and signing with Turner International Latin America, Inc. and its affiliates of a License Agreement and a Representation Agreement to use and exploit the CNN trademarks, and certain content and audiovisual rights held by CNN in Brazil

Advised Log Commercial Properties e Participações SA in its conversion from category “B” to category “A” before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the listing of its shares in the Novo Mercado segment of B3 SA (“Brasil, Bolsa, B3”)

Advised Log Commercial Properties e Participações SA and its co-parent company MRV Engenharia e Participações SA in the structuring, planning and implementation of the corporate reorganization involving the partial spin-off of MRV in relation to its shareholding of MRV in LOG (“Corporate Transaction”). The Corporate Transaction comprised: (i) the partial spin-off of MRV, corresponding to the portion of its shareholders’ equity composed exclusively of 32,045,013 shares issued by LOG and representing 46.3% of its share capital; and (ii) the version of the spun-off portion for LOG, with the delivery, to MRV’s shareholders, of the shares issued by LOG, in proportion to its shareholdings in MRV


Master’s Degree in International Law by the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2002)

Bachelor of Laws by the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (1997)

— Member of the Board of Directors of the British Chambers of Commerce – Britcham


Financial Director of the Center for Studies of Law Firms Member of (CESA)

— International Chamber of Commerce – Commission on Trade and Investment Policy (ICC)


Author, “The WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism in Perspective: Challenging Trade-Distorting Agricultural Subsidies”, Cameron May Publishing, 2004

— Author, “Antidumping and Safeguards”, Editora Aduaneiras, 2005


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