Firm Profile > Azevedo Sette Advogados > Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Azevedo Sette Advogados
Rua Paraíba, 1000, térreo
Belo Horizonte MG 30130-145

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Azevedo Sette Advogados is a popular destination for domestic and international clients looking to do business in the Minas Gerais region. Apart from assisting with the negotiation and closing of mergers and acquisitions, the department is also well equipped to advise on commercial and financial contracts and corporate governance. Fernando Azevedo Sette provides legal support to clients in the mining, construction and engineering sectors, and regularly handles succession planning matters and foreign investment mandates. Luís Ricardo Miraglia has more than 20 years' experience in the field of complex corporate transactions, while Frederico Bopp Dieterich is noted for his project development, banking and capital markets expertise.

Compliance Tier 1

Azevedo Sette Advogados has solidified its leading position in this market segment following the hires of Isabel Franco and Glaucia Ferreira in May 2019. Covering the gamut of anti-corruption and compliance work, the firm is a popular choice for multinational companies operating in a broad range of sectors. Also of note in the team are Luiz Eduardo Salles, whose broad practices encompasses economic law and anti-corruption, and senior associates Ingrid Bandeira Santos and Lucas Bianchini, who often work on the department's key cases.

Key clients

Localiza Rent a Car

FujiFilm Holdings America Corporation

LATAM Airlines Group


Santo Antonio Energia

Whirlpool Corporation

Terex Corporation

Dover Corporation


American Tower Corporation

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados' Belo Horizonte-based dispute resolution team represents domestic and international clients in a range of litigation and arbitration. The team is well versed in class actions and credit recovery, assisting companies which are involved in commercial and civil disputes. João Capanema and Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro are names to note.

International trade and customs Tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados has a highly respected international trade team led by Luiz Eduardo Salles. The firm's standing in the market is reflected in its renewed appointment to act as legal counsel to the Brazilian trade mission in the WTO. The team is also regularly instructed by major trade bodies on reviews and public interest analyses into anti-dumping issues. Private sector companies also instruct the firm to represent it in Brazilian anti-dumping investigations. The team includes senior associates Lucas Bianchini, who has experience acting as a trade remedies specialist, and Ingrid Bandeira Santos.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Government of Brazil – Permanent Mission of Brazil to the WTO

ELETROS – The Brazilian Association of Manufacturers of Electric and Electronic Appliances

ABIPLAST – The Brazilian Plastic Industry Association

Confederação da Agricultura e Pecuária – CNA (The Brazilian Agriculture and Livestock National Association)

IBF International Consulting

Companhia Ferroligas Minas Gerais – Minasligas

Magotteaux Brasil

JBF Group

Copacol – Cooperativa Agroindustrial Consolata

Labour Tier 2

Domestic and foreign companies seek Azevedo Sette Advogados' advice in relation to labour and social security matters. The practice is adept in both advisory and contentious matters, demonstrating experience in collective labour disputes, class actions and strikes. The key practitioners in the Belo Horizonte team are Leila Azevedo Sette and Gustavo Magalhães Assis.

Mining Tier 2

Domestic and foreign mining companies seek Azevedo Sette Advogados' support in relation to projects and corporate transactions. The team is adept at assisting with due diligence processes, mining rights, expropriation procedures and administrative and judicial proceedings. Key practitioners include Leonardo Farinha Goulart, Fernando Azevedo Sette and Leonardo Pereira Lamego.

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados' corporate and M&A department continues to receive instructions in significant transactions from clients across a broad range of sectors. The team has seen growth at the partner level with the promotions of Rafael Tavares Bassoli and Thiago Assumpção Henriques in 2019 and Alessandra Martins de Souza in 2020. Senior partners Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette and Fernando Azevedo Sette each draw on over 25 years of legal experience. Ana Paula Terra Caldeira is another key member of the team.

Key clients

Andrade Gutierrez (Holding)

Habib’s Group

CGN Group

Localiza Rent a Car

Mapfre Group



Anglo American

Falconi Consultores de Resultados

Fundepar (Fundep Participações)

Grupo Votorantim

Butiá Investimentos

Natura / The BodyShop

Komatsu Brasil

Vita Participações

Overseas Logística

Shiseido do Brasil

Projects and infrastructure Tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados is adept at assisting clients with administrative issues, PPPs and project finance. Drawing on its strong profile in public law, the practice is also proficient in bid procedures, concessions and contractual matters. Frederico Bopp Dieterich is recommended; Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza and Rafael Adler are also noted for infrastructure matters.

Public law Tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados attracts mandates from private companies operating in the mining, construction and telecoms sectors, among others. Its diverse client base seeks the team's advice on bidding procedures, concessions, regulations, as well as PPPs, privatisations and administrative proceedings. Frederico Bopp Dieterich and Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza are key practitioners in the public law department.

Tax Tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados is a reference in the Minas Gerais market. In tax, the group is well equipped to assist with judicial and administrative tax litigation before municipal, state and federal authorities, and it also assists clients in the recovery of tax credits. Leandra Guimarães is the name to note in the Belo Horizonte office, as is recently promoted partner Bruno Felippe Almeida.

TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business Tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados is well equipped to assist the growing demand of IT clients in the context of software development, distribution agreements and outsourcing, among other areas. Companies acting in the internet, new technologies and e-commerce fields also seek the team's advice on contractual issues, tax law, corporate matters and dispute resolution. Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva is highly regarded in technology law; he jointly leads the department with Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette, who stands out for transactional work.

Key clients

The Body Shop

Direcional Engenharia


Tate & Lyle Legal

Tempo Assist

Red Bull

JCI BSA – Business Software Alliance

Claro SA

Sascar Brasil

Microsoft Brasil


Rimini Street

Electronic Arts

Insurance Tier 4

Azevedo Sette Advogados has a good track record in contentious and non-contentious insurance law matters. The firm saw the departure of former practice head Jaqueline Suryan, who joined Campos Mello Advogados; the team is now led by litigation partner Fabricio Faggiani Dib, who has strong expertise in insurance, pensions and healthcare.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

ARGO Seguros

Chubb Seguros Brasil

Allianz Seguros

JLT Group

Terra Brasis Resseguros

GP Investimentos

Zurich Group

European Mutual Association for Nuclear Insurance AAM

Swiss Re Group

Real estate Tier 4

The team at Azevedo Sette Advogados is well versed in rural and urban real estate transactions. The firm serves a broad client base, including investment funds and corporate investors. The practice also has good expertise in real estate-related financings and securitisations. In recent team developments, Bruno Costa left for Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados in 2020, and Alessandra Lima Ganz was promoted to partner.

Key clients

SBA Torres Brasil Limitada

Tishman Speyer

GMT Holding Farm


LOG Commercial Properties

Pastifício Santa Amália

Urbamais Desenvolvimento Urbano

Tractebel Engeineering

Petronas Lubrificantes Brasil

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínios


Vital Engenharia

PSP Investiments Fund

GS1 Associação Brasileira de Automação

Nova Era Silicon

Óxidos Brasil Participações

Brasiminas Mineração e Comércio de Cal

RHI Magnesita

Banco Honda

Grupo Mapfre

Subestação Água Azul SPE

Environment Tier 5

Domestic and international clients seek Azevedo Sette Advogados's advice on a variety of environmental matters, ranging from environmental licensing, remediation issues, environmental accidents and water use permits. The team also has experience in negotiations with the public prosecution office and environmental agencies, assisting clients with administrative and judicial litigation. Svetlana Maria de Miranda is the name to note.

Tax Tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados provides a good mix of support on state, municipal and federal tax disputes, as well as consultancy and tax planning matters. Although the team saw the departure of Aldo de Paula Junior to Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados, Mauricio Pernambuco Salin remains a key figure. The firm also has notable teams in Brasília and Belo Horizonte.

Key clients


Pastifício Santa Amalia

Pharlab Ind. Farmacêutica


falconi consultores de resultado



Shiseido do Brasil


Mineracao Turmalina (Jaguar mining group)








Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 6

Azevedo Sette Advogados offers representation to clients in civil litigation proceedings throughout the country. The practice is instructed by a diverse client portfolio of companies active in a range of industries, particularly technology and telecoms. Ricardo Azevedo Sette and Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho are two of the key partners in the department, which expanded at the partner level with the promotion of Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante to the partnership in 2021.

Founded in 1967, Azevedo Sette Advogados is known and recognized for providing clients with personalized assistance and offering effective and customized legal solutions in a wide range of practices encompassed under business law (full service) in connection with client consulting and litigation needs, including legal and tax consulting, legal opinions, and legal sponsorship and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. The firm’s reputation is a product of more than five decades of experience in the delivery of services to domestic and multinational companies, financial institutions, investors, and investment and pension funds.

Azevedo Sette Advogados currently operates out of six regional offices located in the cities of Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Goiania, Rio de Janeiro and Recife. The firm is also supported by an extensive network of corresponding firms in South America, North America, Europe and Asia. The firm has a market-leading team, formed by professionals with vast experience. With a long track record of middle-market and large deals closed, Azevedo Sette has been one of the most active M&A firms in Brazil for the last 50 years and the leading force in driving public-private partnerships (PPP) in Brazil. Azevedo Sette’s experience has made the firm one of the most widely recognized and qualified full-service law firms in Brazil.

Awards and recognitions from the market, clients and legal publications: Azevedo Sette Advogados and its team are constantly known as leaders in Brazil in multiple areas of law, particularly in mergers and acquisitions, contracts, projects and infrastructure, civil litigation and arbitration, environmental, consumer law, mining, labor and employment, tax law, insurance, real estate, international trade law, TMT, among others, with numerous citations related to the quality and excellence of its services and professionals. Azevedo Sette Advogados is listed constantly in the mergers and acquisitions rankings of leading publications, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket, and Merril DataSite as one of the Brazilian law firms with the highest volume of merger and acquisition deals.

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and others.

Key clients: Mapfre Group,, Samsung, Gucci, Pepsico, Johnson Controls, Sanofi, Dairy Partners Americas (Nestle Global), Lafarge-Holcim, Mastercard, Volkswagen, Microsoft, White Martins, Comg s, GE, Mercedes-Benz, Queiroz Galvao, Diageo, Santander, Samarco, Grupo Flytour, TIM Brazil, MiniSou, Zurich Group, Localiza Rent a Car, Grupo SBF, BNP Paribas, CCR Group, Petronas, Under Armour, Andrade Gutierrez, Komatsu, Bombril, Grupo Falconi, Votorantim, Claro, Caedu, B2W, Sascar, Grupo Globo, Fundepar, Alcoa, TransUnion, Shiseido, Grupo Toyota, Labtest, FedEx, Medley, Novo Nordisk, Red Bull, Anglo American, Ferrero, Jaguar Mining.

Key partners: Aldo de Paula Jr, Alexandre Lins Morato, Ana Paula Terra, Bruno Costa, Clarissa Cerqueira Viana Pereira, Frederico Bopp Dieterich, Frederico da Fonseca Silva, Gustavo Magalhaes Assis, Jaqueline Suryan, Joao Capanema, Leandra Guimaraes, Leila Azevedo Sette, Leonardo Farinha Goulart, Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza, Leonardo P Lamego, Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa, Luiz Eduardo Salles, Marcelo Padilha Cabral, Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro, Mauricio Pernambuco Salin, Paulo A Ciari de Almeida Filho, Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher, Rafael Adler, Ricardo Barretto Ferreira, Roberto Mariano de Oliveira Soares, Roberto Ribas Wilson, Rodrigo Badaro de Castro, Tatiana Maria Silva Mello de Lima.

Department Name Email Telephone
Work contacts Luiz A. Sette +55 11 4085 7600
Work contacts Fernando Azevedo Sette +55 31 3261 6656
Chairman Ordélio Azevedo Sette
Managing partners Fernando A Sette
Managing partners Luiz A Sette
Managing partners Ricardo A Sette
Managing partners Luis Ricardo Miraglia
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Thiago Assumpção Henriques  photo Mr Thiago Assumpção Henriques Partner
Mr Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro  photo Mr Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro Partner
Ms Leila Azevedo Sette photo Ms Leila Azevedo Sette Partner
Mr Fernando Azevedo Sette photo Mr Fernando Azevedo Sette Managing Partner
Mr Ordélio Azevedo Sette  photo Mr Ordélio Azevedo Sette Founding partner
Mr Frederico Bopp Dieterich photo Mr Frederico Bopp Dieterich Partner
Ms Bruna Bouissou photo Ms Bruna Bouissou Partner
Mr João Capanema  photo Mr João Capanema Senior Partner
Ms Clarissa Cerqueira Viana Pereira  photo Ms Clarissa Cerqueira Viana Pereira Partner
Mr Leonardo Farinha Goulart photo Mr Leonardo Farinha Goulart Partner
Mr Bruno Felippe Almeida photo Mr Bruno Felippe Almeida Partner
Mr Henrique Ferreira Antonelli  photo Mr Henrique Ferreira Antonelli Partner
Mrs Alessandra Ganz photo Mrs Alessandra Ganz Partner
Ms Leandra Guimarães  photo Ms Leandra Guimarães Partner
Mr Gustavo Magalhães Assis  photo Mr Gustavo Magalhães Assis Partner
Ms Tatiana Maria Silva Mello de Lima  photo Ms Tatiana Maria Silva Mello de Lima Partner
Mr Felipe Moraes  photo Mr Felipe Moraes Partner
Mr Leonardo P. Lamego  photo Mr Leonardo P. Lamego Partner
Mr Roberto Ribas Wilson  photo Mr Roberto Ribas Wilson Partner
Mr Luis Ricardo Miraglia  photo Mr Luis Ricardo Miraglia Partner
Ms Ana Paula Terra Caldeira photo Ms Ana Paula Terra Caldeira Partner
Ms Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa  photo Ms Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa Partner
Mr Frederico da Fonseca Silva  photo Mr Frederico da Fonseca Silva Partner
Other fee-earners : 285
English (fluent)
Contacts : 36

Founded in 1967, Azevedo Sette has a leading market team composed by over 500 professionals with extensive experience, solid academic backgrounds from distinguished educational institutions in Brazil and abroad, and fluent in a variety of languages who work integrated out of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ six offices located in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Goiânia, Rio de Janeiro, and Recife to meet the client needs. In addition, the firm is supported by a broad network of correspondents and partners in South America, North America, Europe, and Asia.

For more than 50 years, Azevedo Sette Advogados has been working closely with its clients, providing ethical and effective legal solutions. We are always seeking creative and efficient ways to offer complete solutions that help our clients reach their goals in accordance with their needs and strategic planning. Our law firm assists more than 1,200 active clients monthly with activities ranging from industrial, services and commerce sectors to government, private investors, and investment funds.

The firm has a market-leading team, formed by professionals with vast experience. With a long track record of middle-market and large deals closed, Azevedo Sette has been one of the most active M&A firms in Brazil for the last 40 years and the leading force in driving public-private partnerships (PPP) in Brazil. Azevedo Sette’s experience has made the firm one of the most widely recognised and qualified full-service law firms in Brazil.

Awards & Recognitions: Azevedo Sette Advogados and its team are constantly being as leaders in Brazil in multiples areas of law, in particular in mergers and acquisitions, contracts, projects and infrastructure, civil litigation and arbitration, compliance and white-collar, environmental, consumer law, mining, labour and employment, tax law, insurance, real estate, international trade law, TMT, among others, with numerous citations related to the quality
and excellence of its services and professionals.

In 2019, 2020 and 2021, the annual survey ‘Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies?’ named Azevedo Sette Advogados as the fifth and third most popular firm in the region among the largest Corporations and 26/ 41 out of 100 companies used its services.

Department Name Email Telephone
Luiz A. Sette +55 11 4083.7600
Fernando Sette +55 31 3261 6656
Number of partners : 43
Number of lawyers : 300
Number of fee-earners : 211
English (fluent)
LNI International
Key clients : Mapfre Group,, Samsung, Gucci, Johnson Controls, Sanofi, BSA - Business Software Alliance, Anglo American, The Body Shop, Natura, Lafarge-Holcim, Andrade Gutierrez, Volkswagen, Microsoft, GE, Mercedes-Benz , Santander, Samarco, Grupo Flytour, TIM Brasil, Ferrero, Grupo Zurich, Red Bull, PayPal, Turkish Airlines, FedEx, Telia Carrier, Generali, Votorantim, América Móvil, Nokia, Shiseido, Toyota, Labtest, Artes Eletrônicas, Direcional Engenharia, Vale, Novo Nordisk, Grupo CGN, Souza Cruz, among others