PROFESSIONAL

Julia Leite

Lawyer
julia@unotrade.com
+55 (11) 3588-4004

São Paulo

Practice Areas: International Trade, Trade Remedies and Customs

Julia is a legal advisor in São Paulo’s office in the trade remedies area. She assists clients in preparing questionnaire responses and drafting memoranda defending the parties’ interests. She is also responsible for research in international trade, focusing on WTO law and dispute settlement, national trade remedies regulations as well as domestic and foreign courts case-law.

On the antidumping investigations, Julia has experience in analyzing the conformity of questionnaire responses, as well as performing analysis on dumping, injury and causal link scenarios. She has consulted clients also during on-the-spot verifications conducted by DECOM. She also provides assistance in customs matters, relating to import tax reductions based on lack of a similar national product (“ex-tarifarios”) and permanent or temporary alterations of the Common External Tariff – TEC of the Mercosur.

Furthermore, she has assisted companies in petitions related to the Generalized System of Preferences of the United States.

Julia participated on the team representing USP on the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO law, on which she could deepen her knowledge on several international trade issues, such as dispute settlement at the WTO, market access on services, and technical barriers to trade. She completed part of her degree in a one-year academic exchange program at the Université de Nantes, in France.

Prior to joining UNO, Julia was an intern in the commercial arbitration department at the law offices L. O. Baptista Advogados and Veirano Advogados in São Paulo.

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Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (USP), 2014

Course on “Preferential Trade and the WTO: Addressing the Systemic Challenges” at the Summer Academy in International Trade Regulation of the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland, 2015

Academic Exchange Program, Université de Nantes, France, 2012-2013

Languages

Portuguese
English
French
Spanish

Industries

Chemical, Electronics, Tires, Steel, Footwear, Construction, Wood, Paper and Cellulose, Glass

Countries Assisted

Indonesia, South Korea, China, Colombia, Taiwan, Turkey, United States