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Ana Teresa Caetano

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Veirano Advogados

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International Trade/ WTO, Dispute Resolution and Tax and Customs.




Ana Teresa Caetano leads the Firm’s International Trade practice group from our São Paulo office. This internationally recognized group was established by Mrs. Caetano in 2001 and is unique in Brazil, boasting some of the leading trade experts in the country. Under Mrs. Caetano’s leadership, Veirano Advogados became the first law firm in Brazil to independently assist the Brazilian Government at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB). She continues to provide unparalleled advice on interpretation of WTO agreements and expertise in handling WTO litigation.

International and Brazilian companies in the chemical, petro-chemical, consumer products (footwear, wine, paper and beauty products), automobile and food processing industries rely upon her ability to provide strategic counsel across the myriad of complex issues that arise in trade and customs. Mrs. Caetano has successfully handled numerous cases at the local, regional and multilateral level ranging from consultation and analysis through to litigation. Among her respected clients are Asociación Gremial de Vinos de Chile (Chile’s Wine Association), Brazilian Association of Electric and Electronic Industries (ABINEE), Bayer, Braskem, BRF, CROCS, Embraer, Jeri Group, PUMA, Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) e a World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI).

Clients value Mrs. Caetano’s exceptional ability to understand their business needs and recommend legal options that align with company business goals. She is also recognized for her ability to translate complex legal issues for business executives and is on the forefront of the ever-changing trade landscape in Brazil and abroad.

Mrs. Caetano regularly advises Brazilian and international companies on trade remedy investigations including dumping, countervailing duties, safeguards and anti-circumvention. She consults on import licensing, valuation, classification, and rules of origin issues and procedures. Mrs. Caetano is also deeply experienced in assisting foreign companies in setting up a trade business in Brazil that is subject to trade remedy investigations or measures, helping them maintain or gain market access.

Mrs. Caetano also provides consulting on bi-lateral and regional trade agreements affecting Brazilian and foreign companies. She represents the interests of certain industries in the negotiation of these trade agreements.

Internationally experienced, Mrs. Caetano offers significant trade expertise gained from her four years as a trade consultant at a top U.S. law firm, working closely with leading International Trade practitioners. In addition, she focused on international trade issues during her LL.M year at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.


Portuguese, English and Spanish.


American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), São Paulo
British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil (BRITCHAM)
German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK)
Global Trade and Customs Journal (Kluwer Law International), Former Editorial Board Member
International Bar Association (IBA), Latin American Regional Forum, Trade and Customs Law committee
Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), Law and Globalization Committee, São Paulo Chapter
World Services Group (WSG)


LL.M, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1997
LL.B, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 1995.


International trade and customs

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Ana Teresa Caetano - Veirano Advogados

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'One of the first legal firms to invest in international trade in Brazil' Veirano Advogados has 'accrued a broad experience in trade matters and is recognised as a leading firm'. The team had another busy year in 2018, with highlights including its assistance to the Brazilian electrical and electronics industry association ABINEE in WTO cases DS472 and DS497, and its representation of a Brazilian producer and exporter BRF in a dumping investigation into exports of broiler products into China. 'One of the greatest minds in international trade law in Brazil', Ana Teresa Caetano heads the department and is noted for her 'ability to analyse problems from different perspectives'. The team includes a number of experienced associates, including Fernanda Kotzias.

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