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Azevedo Sette Advogados

RUA PARAIBA, 1000, TERRO BELO HORIZONTE MG 30130-141, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 31 3261 6656
Web:
www.azevedosette.com.br

Brazil

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados specialises in advising investment funds on transactional and regulatory matters. São Paulo-based Fernando Azevedo Sette and Joyl Gondim de Alencar Filho are recommended, with Roberto Ribas Wilson the name to note in Belo Horizonte.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados’ economic law practice encompasses competition, international trade and anticorruption compliance and was bolstered in 2016 by the arrival of Paulo Brancher and the team from Barretto Ferreira e Brancher (BKBG). Luiz Eduardo Salles heads the group, which services a broad client base which turn to it for preventative counselling and representation before CADE in merger reviews and administrative proceedings. Associate Ingrid Bandeira Santos is another key member of the team.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Clients of Azevedo Sette Advogados appreciate its ability to staff transactions with ‘teams which are always well balanced, with senior and junior lawyers to cover the demands, with appropriate costs’. Much of the department’s caseload has a cross-border bent, and many of its lawyers have previous experience in US law firms. Joyl Gondim de Alencar Filho acted for PGM in its acquisition of Heraeus Vectra do Brasil, the subsidiary of German technology group Heraeus. In a significant move for the Brazilian foreign exchange market, Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette represented Renova Câmbio Exchange in its merger with Confidence Câmbio, a subsidiary of the UK-based Travelex group, which created the largest foreign exchange bureau in the country. Other key names within the team, which is highlighted for its ‘accuracy and availability’ are Fernando Azevedo Sette, Roberto Ribas Wilson and Ana Paula Terra Caldeira. In 2016, the group was expanded by the arrival of Paulo Brancher and Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva from Barretto Ferreira e Brancher (BKBG).

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados has gained Anglo American and Grupo Pão de Açúcar as clients, and recently defended the concessionaire of Belo Horizonte airport against actions filed by passengers who missed flights because transportation equipment was not available. Ricardo Azevedo Sette and Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho are key partners; former practice head Mauricio Marques Domingues left to found Lopes Domingues Advogados. The group acquired significant expertise in TMT-related disputes by taking over Barretto Ferreira e Brancher (BKBG) in July 2016.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Specialist mining firm Azevedo Sette Advogados acts for names such as Belo Sun, Samarco Mineração, Reserva Real Empreendimentos Imobiliarios and Tiberina Automotive MG. Belo Horizonte-based associate Svetlana Maria de Miranda is the key figure.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados

The ‘fully committed’ team at Azevedo Sette Advogados is noted for its ‘competitive fees’, and ‘delivers high-quality work in the time agreed’. The department receives a steady flow of regulatory instructions, and is also strong in transactional and contentious matters. Practice head Paulo Sogayar is ‘very accessible and proactive, and provides prompt responses’.

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 4

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados was bolstered by the arrival of Luiz Eduardo Salles from Barretto Ferreira e Brancher (BKBG) in 2015, joining tax partners Aldo de Paula Junior and Mauricio Pernambuco Salin. Anti-dumping is an area of expertise, and the team also regularly advises clients on trade policy and strategy.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados has an ‘attentive’ team, with the ‘business-minded and responsive’ Mariá Guitti and Gustavo Magalhães Assis recommended. The firm acts for Claro, Holcim and Votorantim, and is representing Volkswagen in litigation.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Co-led by Frederico Bopp Dieterich and Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza, Azevedo Sette Advogados is highly rated for its work on bidding processes, covering areas such as roads and water/sewage systems. It recently advised Claro on its bid for radio frequencies as part of the sale organised by regulator ANATEL. On the contractual side, Rafael Adler displays ‘great negotiation skills and remarkable industry knowledge’.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados has vast experience acting for local and international companies in relation to public procurement, administrative contracts and litigation, and regulatory matters. In 2015, the team advised Claro on the bidding procedure for the sale of radio frequencies by ANATEL (the national telecoms agency), with Frederico Bopp Dieterich and associate Lucas Martins Magalhães da Rocha leading the advice. Leonardo Moreira Costa De Souza is another key contact in the four-partner team, and has significant experience advising public and private companies in relation to infrastructure projects. The firm has further expanded its compliance and anti-corruption capabilities with the hire of Luiz Eduardo Salles from Barretto Ferreira e Brancher (BKBG).

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Azevedo Sette Advogados

The highly regarded Azevedo Sette Advogadoscompares favorably to other mid-sized full-service practices in Brazil’; corporate, infrastructure and real estate expert Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza oversees the team, which includes ‘outstanding’ associate Alessandra Lima Ganz.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados enters the ranking after its integration in July 2016 of TMT heavyweight Barretto Ferreira e Brancher (BKBG), including well-regarded founding partners Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva and Paulo Brancher. In addition to telecoms work, the ‘technically adept’ group regularly advises on technology licence agreements, mobile payment systems and data protection matters. Clients include large national and international companies such as Claro, Rimini Street, SKY, Telesat and Twitter, and the team also assists Netflix in relation to regulatory matters.

Leading lawyers

Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva - Azevedo Sette Advogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados represents well-known international and domestic clients in tax assessment disputes and a varied range of tax advisory matters. Strong praise is levelled at ‘excellent lawyer’ Mauricio Pernambuco Salin. Other key names include Leandra Guimarães, who specialises in tax consulting, and Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva who joined from Barretto Ferreira e Brancher (BKBG) and has wide-ranging expertise in the area.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Mining
Energy and natural resources: mining - ranked: tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Belo Horizonte-based mining group acts for an impressive client roster including Belo Sun Mining, Jaguar Mining, Samarco Mineração and Votorantim Metais. Its contentious work included representing Anglo American in litigation concerning a mining easement for a new exploration project; and defending Mirabela Mineração against a sale and purchase annulment action. The ‘knowledgeableFernando Azevedo Sette is recommended along with Ana Paula Terra Caldeira. Leonardo Pereira Lamego joined from Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados in February 2016.

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