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Client Choice – International 2013
Andréa Weiss Balassiano is a partner of the law firm Bichara,
Barata & Costa Advogados. She heads the firm’s international
trade and customs department. Ms Balassiano focuses on trade
remedy proceedings, representing foreign producers/exporters,
importers and domestic industries before the Trade Remedies
Department. She has been involved in several high-profile trade
remedy cases in Brazil, representing clients in various industries
(eg, footwear, apparel, beverages, glasses, tyres and steel).
Ms Balssiano also specialises in customs law, representing
clients in disputes involving import licensing, the classification
of merchandise and the application of Brazilian customs law.
Ms Balassiano was listed in
Chambers Latin America 2013
as a leader in the international trade/World Trade Organisation
area. She has also been listed in
Legal 500 Latin America
. Ms
Balassiano has served as chairman of the International Trade
Commission of the Rio de Janeiro Bar Association. She has
authored various articles published by the press. She obtained a
BL from the Catholic University and an LLM from the State
University. She is a professor of international trade law on the
postgraduate programme of EPD Law School.
Bichara, Barata & Costa
Avenida Chedid Jafet, 222 –
Bloco D – Conjunto 21
Vila Olimpia
Sao Paulo
+55 11 3237 4588
+55 11 4097 6300
What clients said
“She has made extraordinary contributions to our
company through her substantive experience, ability
and expertise in creating a positive environment and
developing smart strategies.”
“Andréa achieved a high level of success in all
of our organisation’s demands, while always giving
us prompt attention and applying best-practice
business solutions.”
“Taking into consideration her dedication,
trustworthiness and professional talent, which
she has shown over the years, it is my deepest
conviction that Andréa deserves to be recognised
in this year’s awards.”
“We were very well instructed by Ms Balassiano
and her team, who gave us their full attention at
all times (even during weekends), and also made
us feel safe during the whole process.”
Weiss Balassiano, Andréa
Bichara, Barata & Costa Advogados – Partner |
Winner – Trade & Customs, Brazil