Ms Ana Paula Terra Caldeira > Azevedo Sette Advogados > Belo Horizonte, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Corporate, Foreign Investments, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts, Mining Law




Caldeira is partner of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Corporate practice in Belo Horizonte office. She draws upon more than 20 years’ experience advising clients in complex transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments, and corporate matters, especially to Mining and Technology sectors.

Caldeira is professor of Corporate and M&A in the Program for Development of Shareholders – PDA at Fundação Dom Cabral and of the course Legal Challenges on Doing Business in Latin America for the Master of International Business of the French business school Skema. She is also the author of several publications regarding her field of work.


English, Spanish and Portuguese


Brazilian Bar Association


LL.B. from UFMG Law School, she was admitted to practice in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2000. Ana is specialized in Business and Economic Law at FGV (2002), and Master in Banking & Finance at University of London (LL.M., 2006).


Ana is recommended in Chambers Latin America in Corporate M&A and Commercial, and Mining practices as “active presence assisting domestic and foreign companies with contracts, M&A and corporate financing mandates. She regularly advises players from the mining, financial and real estate industries”. Partner is recognized in LACCA Approved, and Who’s Who in M&A practices. In IFLR 1000 Energy & Infrastructure is listed as reference in Financial and Corporate practice. In Análise Advocacia and Análise Advocacia Mulher is considered one of the most admired lawyers in Minas Gerais state in International Trade and reference to Concessionaire, Construction and Engineering sectors.

Lawyer Rankings

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.