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Azevedo Sette Advogados
Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek, 1327 – 11th floor
Itaim Bibi 04543-011
São Paulo - SP
Brazil

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

Nutrien.

Santo Antonio Energia

Whirlpool Corporation

Terex Corporation

Dover Corporation

QuintoAndar

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

Vale

Omiexperience

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

BuzzFeed

Tate & Lyle Legal

Tempo Assist

Red Bull

JCI BSA – Business Software Alliance

Claro SA

Sascar Brasil

Microsoft Brasil

Fundepar

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

Localiza

LOG Commercial Properties

Pastifício Santa Amália

Urbamais Desenvolvimento Urbano

Tractebel Engeineering

Petronas Lubrificantes Brasil

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínios

Orpea

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

FLYTOUR GROUP

Pastifício Santa Amalia

Pharlab Ind. Farmacêutica

MAPFRE GROUP

falconi consultores de resultado

ARCELORMITTAL BRASIL

TOCTAO ENGENHARIA

Shiseido do Brasil

PRIMETALS

Mineracao Turmalina (Jaguar mining group)

TYCO GROUP (JOHNSON CONTROLS)

RED BULL DO BRASIL

FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION – FEDEX

ONCOCLÍNICAS GRoUP

NATURA

MOINHOS DO SUL MINEIRO

BUNGE

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, Amazon.com, 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 lsette@azevedosette.com.br +55 11 4085 7600
Work contacts Fernando Azevedo Sette fsette@azevedosette.com.br +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 Paulo A. Ciari de Almeida Filho  photo Mr Paulo A. Ciari de Almeida Filho Senior Partner
Mr Luiz A. Sette  photo Mr Luiz A. Sette Senior Partner, Managing Partner
Mr Rafael Adler photo Mr Rafael Adler Partner
Mr Ricardo Azevedo Sette photo Mr Ricardo Azevedo Sette Senior Partner, Managing Partner 
Mr Ricardo Barreto Ferreira da Silva  photo Mr Ricardo Barreto Ferreira da Silva Senior Partner
Mr Rafael Bassoli photo Mr Rafael Bassoli Partner
Mrs Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante photo Mrs Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante Partner
Mr Fabricio Dib photo Mr Fabricio Dib Partner
Mr Luiz Eduardo Salles photo Mr Luiz Eduardo Salles Partner
Mrs Glaucia Ferreira  photo Mrs Glaucia Ferreira Partner
Mrs Isabel Franco photo Mrs Isabel Franco Senior Partner
Mr Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza photo Mr Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza Partner
Mr Antonio Negrão  photo Mr Antonio Negrão Partner
Mrs Silvia Pellegrini Ribeiro  photo Mrs Silvia Pellegrini Ribeiro Partner
Mr Mauricio Pernambuco Salin photo Mr Mauricio Pernambuco Salin Partner
Mrs Juliana Petrella Hansen  photo Mrs Juliana Petrella Hansen Partner
Mrs Alessandra Souza photo Mrs Alessandra Souza Partner
Other fee-earners : 285
Portuguese
English (fluent)
Spanish
German
Italian
French
Contacts : 36

Firm Overview: ‘Latin America’s Biggest Companies?’ named Azevedo Sette Advogados as the third most popular firm in the region among the largest corporations that use its service.

Founded in 1967, Azevedo Sette Advogados is known and recognised for providing clients with personalised assistance and offering effective and customised 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 São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Goiânia, 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 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 recognised 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.

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 Brazilian law firm with the highest volume of merger and acquisition deals.

For three consecutive years, the Chambers HNW (High Net Worth) guide recognised Azevedo Sette Advogados and its professionals as the best reference in private wealth management practice in Brazil.

The guide highlighted the work of Azevedo Sette assisting clients with matters arising from closely held business ventures and legal advice to investors on succession planning and tax planning.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate M&A Luiz A. Sette lsette@azevedosette.com.br +55 11 4083.7600
HNW, Corporate M&A Fernando Sette fsette@azevedosette.com.br +55 31 3261 6656
Number of partners : 43
Number of lawyers : 300
Number of fee-earners : 211
Portuguese
English (fluent)
German
français
Italian
FLI
LNI International
Azevedo Sette has more than 1,400 active clients, in all economic segments throughout Brazil as : Mapfre Group, Amazon.com, Kering Group, Bunge North America, Latam Airlines, Johnson Controls, Sanofi, BSA – Business Software Alliance, Transpetro, Anglo American, Natura, Andrade Gutierrez, Volkswagen, Microsoft, GE, White Martins, Mercedes-Benz, Santander, Samarco, TIM Brazil, Grupo Globo, Nokia, Zurich Group, Direcional Engenharia, Red Bull, PayPal,Turkish Airlines, FedEx, Telia Carrier, Xerox, Votorantim, América Móvil / Claro, Shiseido, Alipay, Toyota, Eletronic Arts, Vale, Novo Nordisk, Saint-Gobain, Cowan, Dia Group, Orpea, SNCLavalin, Chubb Seguros, CCR, Habib's, Alcoa, Grupo Baumgart, Caedu, Medley, and among others..