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Azevedo Sette Advogados

RUA PARAIBA, 1000, Rua Paraíba, 1000, térreo, Belo Horizonte MG 30130-145, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 31 3261 6656
Web:
www.azevedosette.com.br

Brazil

Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados’ team handles a range of behavioural matters and also supports the firm’s M&A practice in merger filings before CADE. Practice head Luiz Eduardo Salles’ economic law practice spans competition, compliance and international trade. Senior associate Ingrid Bandeira Santos is dedicated to antitrust, compliance and anti-corruption matters.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)
Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’) - ranked: tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados has a large and well-regarded corporate and M&A team. Many of its lawyers have notable international experience and handle cross-border transactions, particularly ones involving US and European parties. The firm has recently set up a dedicated Italian desk under the leadership of Rafael Bassoli. It also has an active private wealth and succession planning practice; and anti-corruption and compliance is another strength: Luiz Eduardo Salles, whose practice takes in antitrust, international trade and anti-corruption, is the name to note. Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette and Fernando Azevedo Sette are the corporate practice heads. Among the team’s recent work highlights, Ana Paula Terra Caldeira advised Serabi Gold on its acquisition of Chapleau Resources. Joyl Gondim left for Demarest Advogados.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados is particularly renowned for its TMT sector expertise, and regularly handles disputes in that area. Its other recent work includes defending Mercedes-Benz against an action for material and moral damages due to the malfunctioning of an air bag which allegedly led to a death. Ricardo Azevedo Sette and Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho are the names to note.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados specialises in mining matters, regularly advising clients on environmental licensing and regulation. Belo Sun, Samarco Mineração and Tiberina Automotive MG are among its clients. Svetlana Maria de Miranda is the name to note.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Pensions, health insurance and product liability are particular areas of focus at Azevedo Sette Advogados. Ordélio Azevedo Sette is advising Mapfre and several subsidiaries on insurance and regulatory matters in a number of strategic lawsuits. Other members of the multidisciplinary team are Fabricio Faggiani Dib, João Capanema Barbosa Filho, and Jaqueline Suryan, who joined from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados in April 2018.

Next generation lawyers

Jaqueline Suryan - Azevedo Sette Advogados

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados’ international trade team delivers ‘consistently excellent work’. 2017 was another busy year for the department, with highlights including representing two Synthos subsidiaries in the public interest proceeding concerning imports of E-SBR from the EU; the analysis resulted in the extinction of anti-dumping duties. ‘Very business-oriented’ practice head Luiz Eduardo Salles has ‘deep and comprehensive knowledge of the area’. Senior associate Lucas Bianchini joined from Mattos Engelberg Advogados in 2018.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados has extensive experience in litigation, while also providing day-to-day advice to clients such as Amazon, Ferrero do Brasil and Messe München. Gustavo Magalhães Assis, Leila Azevedo Sette and Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa are recommended.

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Projects and infrastructure
Projects and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados is a public law specialist, and regularly handles concession matters. Recent examples include assisting Cataratas do Iguaçu and Radar PPP in the structuring of a São Paulo municipality concession for obtaining studies for the revitalisation, modernisation, operation, maintenance and management of municipal parks. The ‘competent and professionalFrederico Bopp Dieterich is recommended alongside Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza and Rafael Adler.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados has four partners with experience in administrative and regulatory law, infrastructure and PPPs, and sector specialisms of the team include mining, construction and telecoms. Frederico Bopp Dieterich, who draws on over 25 years in practice, has been advising Florianópolis Airport Concessionaire on securing short- and long-term financing. Leonardo Moreira Costa De Souza and Rafael Adler are advising a client on a ring road project. Bruna Bouissou’s expertise includes project finance, contracts and corporate law.

Next generation lawyers

Bruna Bouissou - Azevedo Sette Advogados

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Azevedo Sette Advogados

The multidisciplinary team at Azevedo Sette Advogados channels its broad expertise in real estate, corporate, infrastructure and administrative law to handle a range of transactional and other instructions. Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza and associate Alessandra Lima Ganz advised GPA on lease and sublease agreements. In a significant development for the practice, Bruno Costa joined from Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados.

Next generation lawyers

Alessandra Lima Ganz - Azevedo Sette Advogados

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Media and entertainment is one of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ strong suits. The group recently provided regulatory advice to Twitter; advised Apple on the exploitation of The Beatles music rights; and assisted Fox Latin America with anti-piracy matters. On the contentious side, it continued to defend Electronic Arts in litigation brought by 150 plaintiffs concerning its FIFA video game. Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva is the key name to note but IT expert Paulo Brancher has moved to Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados.

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’ expertise takes in administrative and judicial litigation, tax planning, recovery of tax credits, and tax incentives and special regimes. It also provides ongoing day-to-day tax advice to large international and domestic clients. Aldo de Paula Júnior had been representing a major financial institution and its subsidiaries in tax litigation. Leandra Guimarães and Mauricio Pernambuco Salin are also names to note.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

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

Azevedo Sette Advogados

The Belo Horizonte based mining group at Azevedo Sette Advogados has an impressive client portfolio including Ferro+ Mineração, Luna Gold and Samarco Mineração, and is highlighted for its ‘credibility’ and ‘quality’. In 2017 it represented Grupo Votorantim in several lawsuits, including acting in the defence of the company’s right to explore regional mining opportunities. Leonardo Farinha Goulart has ‘high technical knowledge’, and is recommended alongside Fernando Azevedo Sette and Leonardo Pereira Lamego.

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