Mr Luiz Eduardo Salles > Azevedo Sette Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile
Azevedo Sette Advogados Offices
Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek, 1327 – 11th floor
Itaim Bibi 04543-011
São Paulo - SP
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Mr Luiz Eduardo Salles
Economic Law, Antitrust, International Trade, Compliance and Anti-corruption
Salles is a partner and the head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ International Trade and Competition and Antitrust practices, based in São Paulo. He draws upon more than 15 years’ experience advising clients in complex transactions involving international trade, economic law and antitrust, compliance and anti-corruption matters.
English, Spanish, French and Portuguese
Salles applies PhD-level training to significant international trade mandates. His recent experience includes acting as general coordinator and/or senior expert in projects funded by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the European Union, the Korean Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), and the Brazilian Secretariat of Foreign Trade (SECEX). From 2017 to 2020, he acted as outside counsel to the Brazilian Delegation to the World Trade Organization (WTO). He has led successful representations in trade remedy investigations across the Americas, Europe and Asia, tariff amendments and negotiations. In the competition and antitrust front, he has acted in successful merger reviews has advised national and international clients with compliance issues. Before joining Azevedo Sette, he was partner and head of International Trade and Customs, Competition and Antitrust group (2008–2015) in leading TMT law firm in Brazil.
LL.B. from UFMG Law School, admitted to practice in Brazil in 2005; B.A. in International Relations from PUC/MG (2004); DEA (2007) and PhD (2011) in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva. Albert Gallatin Fellow in International Law at the University of Michigan, Law School (2010).
Luiz iis recommended in Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, and Chambers Brazil in International Trade/WTO for his practical knowledge in experience advising domestic and international. Recognized in Who’s Who in Trade and Customs practice as a lawyer who brings a “clever and academic approach” to his international trade work and is both an “active academic and practitioner too”.He is also recognized as leading lawyer in Brazil in The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Best Lawyers in Corporate, Competition & Antitrust and International. In Análise Advocacia is considered as one of the most admired lawyers in Compliance and Antitrust and reference in São Paulo state and Plastics and Rubbers, Construction and Engineering and Technology sectors.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Azevedo Sette Advogados‘ international trade practice is ‘extremely knowledgeable, efficient and composed of real team players‘. It has established itself as a strong choice for advice on trade remedies and WTO law, trade sanctions and import/export controls. The firm has represented clients in significant matters involving trade partners such as the US, China, Canada, India and Australia, and also advises on domestic measures and investigations. Practice head Luiz Eduardo Salles is very well respected in the market and has represented Brazil before the WTO. He is backed by an experienced team of associates, including Ingrid Bandeira Santos and Lucas Bianchini, who represent a mix of exporters and domestic petitioners and importers.
Azevedo Sette Advogados‘ compliance practice benefits from the strong reputation and knowledge of key partner Isabel Franco, who has extensive experience in anti-corruption and compliance. The team also draws on the expertise of Glaucia Ferreira, who has notable experience in conducting sensitive investigations and due diligence reports, and Luiz Eduardo Salles, whose broad practice spans economic law, international trade and compliance. The team is regularly sought for assistance in internal investigations, corporate crisis management, integrity due diligence processes and compliance training by its client base of Brazilian and international companies operating in a broad range of sectors. Ingrid Bandeira Santos, Lucas Mandelbaum Bianchini and Giuliana Sampaio Alves Mascari Bonilha are key contacts at the associate level.
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