Partner of the Mergers and Acquisitions, International Trade and Government Relations areas, José Setti Diaz has a Master’s Degree in International Law and is a Bachelor in Laws by the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP). He is a member of the Administration Counsel and Executive Director of Demarest, of the Administration Counsel of The British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil (BRITCHAM) and Managing and Financial Director of the Center for Studies of Law Firms (CESA). He has specialized in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions and International Trade and is one of the most recognized attorneys in Brazil in these areas, having received several awards and recognitions. Among its main clients, he advises important national and multinational companies operating in the agribusiness, auto parts, forestry, paper and pulp, chemical, steel and retail sectors.

Experience

Advised ArcelorMittal, Gerdau and CSN on the opening of antidumping investigations and subsidies on Brazilian imports of hot rolled steels from China and Russia

Advised the McCain Group on the antidumping investigation on Brazilian imports of frozen chips. The investigation was successfully completed by means of the price commitment agreement

Advised Rhodia / Solvay on the opening of antidumping investigation against Brazilian imports of acetic esters originating in Mexico and the United States

Advised Usiminas on several trade defense cases (antidumping and subsidies) initiated by the United States and the European Union concerning Usiminas exports to these countries

Advises the Brazilian Government on the dispute DS472, ongoing before the World Trade Organization (WTO), against the European Union, representing the National Confederation of Industry (CNI)

Academic Qualifications

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)

Associations

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

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

Languages

Portuguese, English and Spanish