Mr Frederico Bopp Dieterich > Azevedo Sette Advogados > Belo Horizonte, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Infrastructure, Project Finance, Public Law




Dieterich is partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Infrastructure practice in Belo Horizonte. He draws upon more than 25 years’ experience advising clients in complex transactions involving regulatory and administrative law, infrastructure projects and PPPs, project finance, banking and capital markets.

Before joining Azevedo Sette, he worked as in-house counsel (1993-2001) at Andrade Gutierrez Group (a largest construction company in Brazil).


English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.


Well known in academic circles, he is professor at Fundação Dom Cabral (courses aiming at the development of shareholders and leaders with focus on legal matters related to business growth, project finance, concessions and public-private partnerships, and M&A). He is legal consultant at Interamerican Development Bank, and Member of the Projeto Infra2038.


LL.B. from UFMG Law School, he was admitted to practice in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1993. He is specialized in Corporate Finance, and PhD in Administrative Law at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (PhD, 2007). Frederico is certified as CP3P-F (since 2017).


Frederico is listed as Band 1 in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions in LACCA Approved. In Who’s Who guide, Frederico is singled out as a top-notch practitioner with “strong expertise in conducting complex procedures” and a lawyer who is “always aware and able to give quick and full feedback on issues”.

He is also recognized in The Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Chambers Brazil, Latin Lawyer 250, and Leaders League guides in Commercial Law, Corporate M&A, Projects and Infrastructure, Public Law, PPPs, Administrative Law and Project Finance. In Análise Advocacia is considered one of the most admired lawyers in Contracts, Regulatory Law, and reference in Minas Gerais state (gold category) to Energy: Power and Concessaire sectors.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

With multiple offices across Brazil, Azevedo Sette Advogados fields a team with solid experience in the area of public procurement, privatisations, concessions, PPPs and regulatory issues. Administrative proceedings also feature on the firm’s workload, which is further populated by high-profile judicial litigation involving public administration matters. The public law department, which is predominantly based in Belo Horizonte, is often retained by companies operating in the construction, mining, telecoms and financial services sectors, but is also well equipped to advise public-sector entities. Frederico Bopp Dieterich and Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza, who both have significant experience in administrative law, infrastructure projects and PPPs, form the core senior team.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

Azevedo Sette Advogados receives regular instructions from construction, mining, telecoms and financial services clients in relation to public bids, concessions, and PPP projects. With multiple offices in the country, the firm is prepared to advise on infrastructure projects across different states, project finance and administrative contracts. Co-head Frederico Bopp Dieterich is based in Belo Horizonte and focuses on PPPs, financing transactions and regulatory matters. Fellow co-head Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza leads on work pertaining to infrastructure and real estate projects from the São Paulo office. Bruna Bouissou is another name to note in Belo Horizonte.

Brazil > City focus - Belo Horizonte > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Housing a sizeable corporate and M&A department in Belo Horizonte that is the first port of call for several blue-chip clients from the agribusiness, mining, banking, energy, telecoms and technology sectors, full-service firm Azevedo Sette Advogados is a reference in the Minas Gerais market. The team handles a diverse workload of M&A, foreign investments, commercial and financial contracts, corporate restructurings and infrastructure projects, and has witnessed a recent growth in deals pertaining to the healthcare sector, and matters involving wealth planning and succession issues. Practice head Fernando Azevedo Sette is a key contact for private wealth management. Luís Ricardo Miraglia, who is often retained by mining and energy clients, and Ana Paula Terra Caldeira, whose areas of activity include M&A and corporate financing, are other key practitioners. Frederico Bopp Dieterich leads on infrastructure-related transactions, while Thiago Assumpção Henriques has been particularly busy advising healthcare companies. In a relevant development in 2021, Eleonora Santiago Carneiro Quadros joined the firm from Portela, Lima, Lobato & Colen Advogados.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

With broad geographic coverage and a strong presence in both São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, Azevedo Sette Advogados has a varied and active corporate and M&A practice. Major blue-chip companies operating in the region turn to the team, which has recently been especially active in deals in the healthcare, energy, infrastructure and natural resources industries, acting on both the buy and sell side. Corporate reorganisations, commercial agreements and regulatory matters are also areas of strength for the department. Senior partner Fernando Azevedo Sette and Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette, who draws on his former experience as general counsel for Microsoft, jointly lead the team. Ana Paula Terra Caldeira, Frederico Bopp Dieterich, M&A and capital markets expert Alessandra Martins de Souza, who made partner in 2020, and Luís Ricardo Miraglia, who is particularly active in the energy and mining sectors, are also names to note. Eleonora Santiago Carneiro Quadro joined the firm from Portela, Lima, Lobato & Colen Advogados in August 2021.