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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.


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Ana Teresa Caetano - Veirano Advogados

Within: International trade and customs

Veirano Advogados covers the gamut of international trade, with vast experience representing diverse parties in trade and customs proceedings, including representing Brazilian interests in trade remedy proceedings in foreign jurisdictions. The team also stands out for the strength of its WTO practice. In recent work, practice head Ana Caetano represented Pirelli in a public interest proceeding concerning anti-dumping duties on imports of emulsion-styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR) from the EU. Supported by associate Fernanda Kotzias, she also assisted the Brazilian electrical and electronics industry association ABINEE in disputes brought by Japan and the EU. Gustavo Boni dos Santos left for Machado Associados in 2017 and senior associate Ana Luiza Sanches moved to Mattos Engelberg Advogados in July 2018.

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