Azevedo Sette Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile

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

City focus - Belo Horizonte > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Azevedo Sette Advogados remains one of the premier teams for corporate and commercial matters in the Minas Gerais market, typically handling a varied workload of M&A and private investment acquisitions, disposals and infrastructure projects, among other areas. Its stellar client list includes players from an array of industries covering banking, agribusiness, retail, mining, energy and healthcare. Practice head Fernando Azevedo Sette is an expert in complex mandates involving commercial and financial contracts. Heading the infrastructure team is Frederico Bopp Dieterich, a key contact alongside Bruna Bouissou for infrastructure projects, PPPs and project finance transactions. Also noted are Luis Ricardo Miraglia, Ana Paula Terra Caldeira and Roberto Ribas Wilson, who together combine extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment and other corporate law matters.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Azevedo Sette

Testimonials

‘Team with excellent technical quality and negotiation skills.’

‘Fernando Azevedo Sette has great commercial, negotiation and leadership skills.’

‘Roberto Ribas Wilson has technical qualities associated with the ability to efficiently negotiate with counterparties.’

‘Flexibility in negotiating fees to meet the client’s budget.’

Key clients

Rhi Magnesita

Sam Ambiental

BMPI Infra

Andrade Gutierrez Participações

Rede Mater Dei

FARMAX – Indústria de Cosméticos e Farmacêuticos

Toro Investimentos

Log Bts Extrema Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Braz Logística International

IBITU Energia

Vale

Concessionária do Aeroporto Internacional de Confins

Vita Participações

Magnesita Refratários

Localiza Rent a Car

In Vitro Diagnóstica

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio

City focus - Belo Horizonte > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Azevedo Sette Advogados has considerable expertise in complex litigation and arbitration, often handling a varied caseload of consumer law, IP, public law, corporate and banking disputes. Large domestic and international companies from various sectors such as mining, telecoms, construction and energy turn to the group for legal representation. With more than 25 years of experience in litigation and arbitration, João Capanema is a key name for product liability and insurance disputes. Felipe Moraes is well versed in arbitration proceedings involving concession contracts and energy and infrastructure projects. Also noted are Leonardo Farinha Goulart and Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro, who together combine expertise in competition, environmental, IP and corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

João Capanema; Felipe Moraes; Leonardo Farinha Goulart; Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro

Testimonials

‘Azevedo Sette is exemplary and of extreme technical capacity, always exceeding our expectations.’ 

‘Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro stands out in the team. He is a very competent and technical lawyer. The defense presented was excellent, putting us in a strong position.’

City focus - Belo Horizonte > Labour Tier 1

Azevedo Sette Advogados regularly assists large national and international clients with the gamut of labour law matters. The team offers consultancy services in human resources practices, due diligence in the context of M&A transactions, and employment contracts. The firm is also equipped to represent clients in administrative and judicial disputes, with the group often handling collective and class actions, applications for restraining orders and injunctive relief, and negotiations with trade unions. Leila Azevedo Sette, who draws on more than 45 years of experience in labour, social security and corporate matters, leads the practice alongside Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa and Gustavo Magalhães Assis.

Practice head(s):

Leila Azevedo Sette; Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa; Gustavo Magalhães Assis

Key clients

Claro

White Martins

Ambev

CBMM

Vf Worldwide Holdings

Gerdau Group

City focus - Belo Horizonte > Natural resources and regulation Tier 1

Large international and domestic mining and energy companies turn to Azevedo Sette Advogados for assistance with all matters concerning natural resources and regulation. As part of its advisory offering, the group is equipped to handle concession agreements, PPPs, joint ventures, including the antitrust aspects, and environmental matters. The practice also houses strong capabilities in contentious matters, often representing clients in judicial and administrative proceedings before regulatory bodies. Leonardo Pereira Lamego, whose expertise spans litigation, environmental permits and compliance matters, oversees the environmental and mining teams. He is supported by a team of senior associates, including environmental specialist Cynthia De Souza Cardoso and mining expert Gabriela Salazar Silva Pinto.

Practice head(s):

Leonardo Pereira Lamego

Key clients

Vale

Samarco

Nexa Resources

The Forest

Jaquar Mining

Yamana Gold

Anglo American

CYMI

J. Mendes

Sintertec Minerais Industriais

Carmeuse

Enel Brasil

Ibitu Energia

RHI Magnesita

CGN Energy International Holdings

Evolua Energia

Clarios

ABRADEE

Elektro Eletricidade e Energia

Nexway Energy

COMERC

BP Energia

City focus - Belo Horizonte > Tax Tier 2

National and international companies operating in the mining, healthcare, construction, automotive, retail and technology segments turn to Azevedo Sette Advogados for assistance in a range of contentious and non-contentious tax matters. In addition to its notable strength in tax planning, periodic tax reviews, due diligence and foreign investment transactions, the group stands out for its expertise in litigation. The team is well versed in administrative disputes at the state, municipal and federal levels, as well as cases before the superior courts in Brasilia. Leandra Guimarães focuses on complex transactions involving tax and corporate law; Clarissa Cerqueira Viana Pereira is a key contact for tax planning and litigation; and Bruno Felippe Almeida has extensive experience in strategic matters related to tax and corporate law.

Practice head(s):

Leandra Guimarães; Clarissa Cerqueira Viana Pereira; Bruno Felippe Almeida

Testimonials

‘Some of the firm’s differentials are the proximity and easy access to partners and in-depth knowledge of the team.’

‘Credibility, qualified staff and quick service.’

Key clients

Central de Artigos Para laboratórios

Concessionaria do Aeroporto International de Confins

Avenues

Algar Telecom

Icarros

Delp Group

Amg Group

Giro Produtos Agricolas

AEC Contact Center

Casa Unica Materiais de Construção

Farmax

Anglo American Brasil

CBA Empreendimentos e Participações

Falconi Consultores de Resultado

Belgo Bekaert Arames

Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio

J Mendes Mineração

Carmeuse do Brasil

Constelações Empreendimentos

Labtest Diagnostica

Lallemand Group

Localiza

Mistras

Moinhos do Sul Mineiro

Polpa Norte

Nemak Aluminio do Brasil

NKG Fazendas Brasileiras

Oncoclinicas Group

Onno Logistica

Pharlab Indústria Farmacêutica

Precon Engenharia

SNC Lavalin Group

Sumitomo Riko Group

Toctao Engenharia

Maua Group

Toro Controle Participações

Transunion Group

City focus - Brasilia > Tax Tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados' Brasília-based tax team excels in tax consultancy, litigation and mediation and is frequently instructed by the firm’s national network of offices to handle judicial tax proceedings before the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) and the Brazilian Supreme Court of Justice (STJ). The group is equipped to assist with municipal, state and federal administrative proceedings, tax planning, tax credit recovery claims and social security due diligence. The practice is jointly led by Rodrigo Badaró de Castro, who has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration, and senior associate Maíra Konrad De Brito, a key contact for complex tax transactions and disputes. Another key practitioner in the team is associate Sara Crislaine Soares Guimarães.

Practice head(s):

Maíra Konrad de Brito; Rodrigo Badaró de Castro

Key clients

Grupo Toctao

Fundação Assis Chateaubriand

Grupo Wanco Telecomunicações

Ambientare Soluções Ambientais

World Digital

Mormaii

Shopping Pier 21

Grupo Jc Gontijo Engenharia

3R Car Locadora

Ecap Engenharia

Grupo Igrejinha

Grupo Via

Liê Arquitetas

Porto Bsb Engenharia

Brazil > Compliance Tier 2

FCPA and anti-corruption expert Isabel Franco brought her compliance practice to Azevedo Sette Advogados in 2019 and continues to act for clients in sensitive investigations, as well as integrity due diligence, risk assessments and compliance training. In these matters, Franco often works alongside Glaucia Ferreira, who also joined the firm in 2019 and specialises in internal investigations and due diligence, and also assists clients on the adoption of codes of conduct and internal anti-corruption procedures. Another key practitioner in the department is Luiz Eduardo Salles, who balances a varied practice covering compliance, economic law and international trade, areas in which senior associate Ingrid Bandeira Santos – who is also admitted to the New York Bar – likewise specialises. Giuliana Sampaio Alves Mascari Bonilha and Flora Ricca de Weber are active associates in the compliance and investigations practice.

Practice head(s):

Isabel Franco

Testimonials

‘What makes this firm unique is the partner Isabel Franco and how she leads her team of specialists. They are always developing tools with clients and coming up with new solutions for our needs.’

‘Isabel Franco is an incredible professional – a lot of experience and technical knowledge in one person – she always helps us find out-of-the-box solutions that protect us and make us more robust to face our market.’

‘They seek to understand the entire context of the company’s business and performance, in order to provide consultancy aimed at solving problems in a practical and agile way.’

‘Luiz Eduardo Salles: Proficient in several topics related to Compliance.’

‘Lorena Pretti Serraglio: Well versed in LGPD-related matters. She is also highly capable of identifying and assessing risks related to this topic. ‘

Brazil > International trade Tier 2

Azevedo Sette Advogados is a popular choice for WTO disputes and trade remedies claims. The ‘very professional‘ team, whose lawyers ‘cover a lot of areas of expertise‘, including trade sanctions, import/export controls, foreign trade policy, and related domestic and international litigation, is a ‘trusted local counsel' for several international companies. Clients range from major manufacturers and food producers, to trade associations and sovereign governments, including Brazil. Practice chair Luiz Eduardo Salles is an ‘excellent trade lawyer‘ who is ‘well known among the Brazilian trade officials'. Senior associates Lucas Bianchini and Ingrid Bandeira Santos are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Luiz Eduardo Salles

Testimonials

‘Azevedo Sette is a trusted local counsel for us. They cover a lot of areas of expertise, and we find them intellectually honest and forthcoming about what they can and cannot do. They are one of our first stops when we are seeking local counsel in Brazil.’

‘Luiz Eduardo Salles is our main contact at the firm. He is an excellent trade lawyer with strong experience and expertise. He is well known among the Brazilian trade officials, and very friendly and easy to work with. We very much enjoy working with him all these years.’

‘Very professional.’

‘One of Brazil’s best trade remedies teams. Truly capable of handling complex matters.’

‘Excellent command of the issues and technical skills. Excellent language skills. Luiz Eduardo Salles has been an exceptional counterpart in a complex trade dispute. His instinct and his legal talent are immense.’

Work highlights

  • Advised Brazil’s Mission to the WTO in Geneva on its dispute against Indonesia on import barriers to Brazilian chicken exports.
  • Represented Oxiteno in a series of anti-dumping proceedings on EBMEG imported from France, Germany and the US, including sunset reviews (Germany and the US) and an original investigation (France).
  • Represented Copacol (Cooperativa Agroindustrial Consolata) in the investigation initiated by South Africa on exports of Brazilian poultry.

Tax > Customs Tier 2

City focus - Recife > Leading firms Tier 3

The Recife-based team at Azevedo Sette Advogados is particularly active in the construction, education, retail and technology sectors, where it handles M&A transactions, contractual matters, and arbitration and litigation proceedings on behalf of domestic and multinational companies. The group benefits from the strong expertise of practice head Marcelo Padilha Cabral, who draws on more than 15 years of experience in strategic litigation, M&A and real estate matters. He is supported by associate Renato Veras Salgado, who is well versed in corporate matters and complex commercial contracts.

Practice head(s):

Marcelo Padilha Cabral

Key clients

BSA – Business Software Alliance

Montalvo Participações

Soltec Engenharia

Solida Engenharia

Treng Consultoria e Tecnologia de Projeto

Microsoft Corporation

Holasa – Hojalata y Laminados

Radio Betel

VRI Importação E Exportação

Nordeste Gestão de Bens

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 3

Leading domestic and international mining companies operating in Brazil regularly turn to Azevedo Sette Advogados' mining group for advice on transactions, projects and regulatory issues. Litigation, administrative proceedings and environmental matters are other areas of activity for the team, which is also noted for its experience in M&A deals involving mining assets. The team, which is located in the Belo Horizonte office, is under the leadership of Leonardo Pereira Lamego. He receives key support from associates Svetlana Maria De Miranda and Gabriela Salazar Silva Pinto, both of whom focus on environmental and mining law.

Practice head(s):

Leonardo Pereira Lamego

Testimonials

‘Highly trained and technically prepared team.’

Key clients

Vale

Samarco

Nexa Resources

The Forest

Jaguar Mining

Yamana Gold

Angloamerican

Cymi

J. Mendes

Sintertec Minerais Industriais

Carmeuse

Work highlights

  • Assisted Vale in the negotiations of an environmental settlement agreement regarding the tailings dam collapse in Brumadinho.
  • Defending Samarco in lawsuits involving fines applied by IBAMA (Federal Environmental Agency) regarding the tailings dam collapse in Mariana in 2015.
  • Advises Yamana Gold on several mining aspects regarding its activities and provides legal assistance on a range of mining regulatory issues.

Brazil > Public law Tier 3

At Azevedo Sette Advogados, the public law department, which is based in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, is adept at assisting clients in a multitude of industries, including construction, mining, telecoms and financial services, in administrative proceedings and public procurement. On the non-contentious front, the team has a strong profile in matters involving public tenders, concessions, PPPs and regulated industries. The practice is under the joint leadership of Frederico Bopp Dieterich, who has considerable experience in infrastructure projects, PPP structures and administrative law in general, and Leonardo Moreira Costa De Souza, whose areas of expertise include projects, M&A and public law. Bruna Bouissou regularly advises on concessions, privatisations and contractual matters.

Practice head(s):

Frederico Bopp Dieterich; Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza

Testimonials

‘Personalised client services.’

‘Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza is recommended.’

‘Very competent and available professionals. Objective, safe and transparent commercial relationship in terms of billing.’

Key clients

Serveng Civilsan – Empresas Associadas De Engenharia

Construtora Marquise, By Means Of Its Affiliate Marquise Serviços Ambientais

CCR

Opy Health

Cataratas Do Iguaçu

OZN Health

Concessionária Do Aeroporto Internacional De Confins

MLC Infra Construção

ONM Health

Porto De Cima Concessões

Sano Saneamento E Participações

Sanepav Saneamento Ambiental

Comerc Esco Comércio E Prestação De Serviços Em Energia

BMPI Infra

Focus Energia

SAM – Sonel Ambiental E Engenharia

Heleno & Fonseca Construtécnica

Work highlights

  • Assisted the consortium led by Serveng Civilsan – Empresas Associadas de Engenharia in arbitration in connection with the upgrade and modernisation of a metropolitan train line.
  • Advised JMalucelli Group, by means of one of its affiliates, CPE Participações, on the sale of 100% of its equity interest into seven companies to AES Energia.
  • Assisting CCR in the bids for the concessions of toll roads Presidente Dutra and BR-381.

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados’ cybersecurity and data protection practice sits within the firm’s wider TMT practice group. LGDP compliance programmes, impact assessments and data transfer projects are within the team's purview. The team also advises on internet law, assisting in issues involving provider civil liability, net neutrality, and virtual currency and e-payments related to data privacy and cybersecurity. In addition, the practice group has a civil litigation team, which advises Brazilian and foreign clients in judicial and arbitration contexts. Ricardo Barretto Ferreira Da Silva leads the practice and has extensive experience in the areas of IT, internet and TMT. Lorena Pretti Serraglio is also of note within the team, particularly for compliance programmes and digital law.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Barretto Ferreira

Key clients

Tempo Assist

Kangu

Xerox Corporation

Gramado Parks – GPK

Shiseido do Brasil

RHI Magnesita

Talenses Group

Nokia Brasil

Grupo J. Mendes

Torrent Pharmaceuticals

Gucci/Kering

Amazon Web Services

Zambon Laboratórios Farmacêuticos

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business Tier 3

Working in tandem with the firm’s regulatory, corporate, tax and dispute resolution groups, the tech and digital business group at Azevedo Sette Advogados regularly advises clients across a wide range of areas, including internet law, software distribution agreements, IT outsourcing, software as a service (SaaS) contracts, cloud computing, mobile payments and IP technology transfers. The practice is co-led by a trio of lawyers: Ricardo Barretto Ferreira, Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante and Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette. Ferreira has significant experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters; Cavalcante is a key contact for international clients; and Sette is notable for his M&A transactional practice.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Barretto Ferreira; Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante; Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette

Key clients

Hyland Software

Shiseido do Brasil

Somos Nuvem

Electronic Arts

JCI (Johnson Controls)

Mais Pet

Ambipar Bank

Ambipar Cargo

Globo Comunicação e Participações

Sascar Tecnologia e Segurança Automotiva

Microsoft Brasil

Sonda Procwork Outsourcing Informática

Movile Brasil Holding

Rimini Street Brasil

ADT Serviços de Monitoramento

Amazon.com

Xerox do Brasil

Brazil > Wealth and succession planning Tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados‘ wealth planning practice advises domestic and foreign business groups, banks, and HNWIs and families. The team, led by name partner Fernando Azevedo Sette, provides assistance to clients in asset reorganisation, family and inheritance issues, tax structuring and real estate planning. Also of note within the team are Rafael Tavares Bassoli, who focuses on the corporate and M&A side of the practice, and Barbara Rios.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Azevedo Sette

Testimonials

‘Technical expertise aligned with soft skills to serve families and their heritage complexities.’

‘The office is distinguished by the excellent service and dedication of the Wealth team, particularly Rafael Bassoli and Barbara Rios.’

‘Prompt service, both by whatsapp and email, fast response. They focus on my deadlines as a client.’

Key clients

Andrade Gutierrez Group

Opy Healthcare

Grupo Habib’s

Bank Julius Baer

Banco Safra

Bernasconi, Martinelli, Alippi & Partners

Santander Brasil

Lusfinder Abogados

Magno Law

Rakisons International Consultants

Corpag Brasil

Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Azevedo Sette Advogados fields a ‘team with excellent technical quality and negotiation skills‘, which is equally adept at handling both domestic and cross-border mid-cap transactions on behalf of domestic and foreign banks and companies. Besides M&A, the team – whose practitioners are based across São Paulo and Belo Horizonte – is seasoned in corporate reorganisations, commercial agreements and regulatory matters involving a range of sectors, such as energy, infrastructure and healthcare. Jointly leading the team, Fernando Azevedo Sette and Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette each draw upon more than 25 years’ experience in foreign investments and commercial contracts. Leonardo Costa de Souza leads on transactions involving the infrastructure and real estate segments, while Ana Paula Terra Caldeira is counsel of choice for several mining and technology clients in transactional mandates. Frederico Bopp Dieterich is another name to note for infrastructure-related M&A. Roberto Ribas Wilson, Alessandra Martins De Souza and Luis Ricardo Miraglia are other core members of team; they focus on transactional and commercial work. Eleonora Santiago Carneiro Quadro is a key contact for outbound investments into Europe, especially in the fields of technology and real estate. Since publication, partner André de Godoy Fernandes joined from Mattos Engelberg Advogados, effective as of October 2022.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Azevedo Sette; Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette

Testimonials

‘Proximity to the client and personalised services.’

‘Leonardo Costa de Souza, and Alessandra Martins de Souza are recommended.’

‘Azevedo Sette Advogados provides the highest quality advice.’

‘Team with excellent technical quality and negotiation skills. Flexibility in negotiating fees to meet the client’s budget.’

‘Fernando Azevedo Sette – great commercial, negotiation and leadership skills.’

‘Roberto Ribas Wilson – technical quality associated with an ability to efficiently negotiate with counter-parties.’

Key clients

RHI Magnesita

Sam Ambiental

Gucci Brasil

Bmpi Infra

Andrade Gutierrez Participações

Rede Mater Dei

Farmax – Indústria De Cosméticos E Farmacêuticos

Toro Investimentos

Log Bts Extrema Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Braz Logística Internacional

Ibitu Energia

Vale Concessionária Do Aeroporto Internacional De Confins

Vita Participações

Magnesita Refratários

Localiza Rent A Car

In Vitro Diagnóstica

Companhia Brasileira De Alumínio

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure Tier 4

With lawyers based in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, Azevedo Sette Advogados houses a team of practitioners adept in public tenders, concessions, privatisations and PPP projects. Singled out for its public law expertise, the practice works on large-scale projects across a range of industries involving both the private sector and public administration. Department head Frederico Bopp Dieterich has more than two decades of experience in transactional and regulatory matters involving infrastructure projects; project finance, concessions and M&A in regulated sectors are among his core areas of activity. Fellow co-leader Leonardo Moreira Costa De Souza, who also heads the real estate group, has combined knowledge of PPPs, corporate and M&A, and financing mandates. Bruna Bouissou is another key name to note in the team, especially in matters concerning the financing of infrastructure projects and contracts.

Practice head(s):

Frederico Bopp Dieterich; Leonardo Costa de Souza

Key clients

Serveng Civilsan – Empresas Associadas De Engenharia

Construtora Marquise

CCR

Opy Health

Cataratas Do Iguaçu

Ozn Health Spe

Concessionária Do Aeroporto Internacional De Confins

MLC Infra Construção

ONM Health

Porto De Cima Concessões

Sano Saneamento E Participações

Sanepav Saneamento Ambiental

Comerc Esco Comércio E Prestação De Serviços Em Energia

Work highlights

  • Assisted the consortium led by Serveng Civilsan in an arbitration in connection with the upgrade and modernisation of a train line.
  • Advised JMalucelli Group, by means of one of its affiliates, CPE Participações, on the sale of 100% of its equity interest into seven companies to AES Energia.
  • Provides assistance to Cataratas do Iguaçu in the bid for the concession of São Paulo State Zoo.

Brazil > Real estate Tier 4

Azevedo Sette Advogados' real estate group is led out of São Paulo and Belo Horizonte by Alessandra Lima Ganz and Henrique Ferreira Antonelli, respectively. The team has a notable track record in litigation, and regularly assists clients in acquisitions and development projects.  Clients commend the ‘very well structured and dimensioned team‘, where ‘the quality of work and delivery is always high‘. The team can regularly be found assisting in matters involving commercial, residential, hospitality, agribusiness, logistics and retail property.

Practice head(s):

Alessandra Lima Ganz; Henrique Antonelli

Testimonials

‘The office has a very well structured and dimensioned team. Regardless of the seniority of the professional directly involved, the quality of work and delivery is always high.’

‘The partners are present and involved in all stages of operations and work, have high availability, and are always concerned with enabling and developing safe businesses and operations for the client.’

Brazil > Environment Tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados is adept in a broad array of non-contentious and contentious environmental matters, including environmental risk assessments, licensing matters and administrative proceedings. Brazilian and international clients from the mining, energy, infrastructure, industrial, sanitation and agribusiness sectors feature prominently in the team’s varied client portfolio. Leonardo Pereira Lamego has considerable experience in negotiations with the public prosecutor, and in environmental litigation and licensing. He oversees the practice from Belo Horizonte, where Svetlana Maria De Miranda and Cynthia De Souza Cardoso are other key practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Leonardo Pereira Lamego

Testimonials

‘Knowledge of the business and applicable legislation.’

Key clients

Vale

Samarco

NEXA Resources

The Forest

Jaguar Mining

Yamana Gold

Angloamerican

CYMI

BHA Airport

Tate and Lyle

GMT Farms

Timbro Trading

White Martins

AB Concessões

BP Bunge Bioenergia

Work highlights

  • Assisted Vale in a case which involved the negotiations of a comprehensive environmental settlement agreement regarding the tailings dam collapse in Brumadinho.
  • Assisting and defending Samarco in lawsuits involving fines applied by IBAMA regarding the tailings dam collapse in Mariana in 2015.
  • Provided legal assistance to BH Airport in the context of the environmental licensing of the industrial airport and its second phase expansion.

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados has a multidisciplinary tax team covering compliance, transactional and litigation issues. Clients benefit from a strong bench of experienced partners spread across key offices in Brazil. Mauricio Pernambuco Salin is one of the main partners in São Paulo, where lawyers handle contentious and non-contentious direct and indirect tax issues. The Belo Horizonte group has an experienced advisory practice led by Leandra Guimarães. Brasília-based litigation head Rodrigo Badaró de Castro is the main contact for tax disputes in the superior courts.

Practice head(s):

Leandra Guimarães; Mauricio Pernambuco Salin

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 6

Azevedo Sette Advogados has strength across the board in relation to litigation before administrative authorities, regulatory agencies, and federal and superior courts. The team manages a diverse caseload featuring civil, commercial and corporate litigation, as well as lawsuits involving consumer law and credit recovery. Paulo Ciari De Almeida Filho oversees the litigation and arbitration practices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro; clients from the retail, technology, telecoms and insurance sectors seek his assistance in a variety of contentious matters. The Belo Horizonte-based practice is led by João Capanema, whose experience covers mining, real estate and environmental disputes. Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro and Leonardo Farinha Goulart are other names to note in the Belo Horizonte office, both for litigation and arbitration proceedings. Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante in São Paulo is particularly focused in civil disputes and cases in the telecoms space.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Azevedo Sette; Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho; João Capanema; Rodrigo Badaró de Castro; Leonardo Platais Brasil Teixeira; Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro; Leonardo Farinha Goulart; Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante

Testimonials

‘Great technical quality, good value for money.’

‘Leonardo Farinha – Great professional, very accessible, with a lot of knowledge of civil litigation.’

Key clients

Anglo American Minério De Ferro Brasil

Nexa Resources – Nexa Recursos Minerais

Toyota Do Brasil

Mercedes-benz Do Brasil

Andrade Gutierrez

Turkish Airlines

Concessionária Do Aeroporto De Confins – Bh Airport

Chubb Do Brasil Seguradora

White Martins Gases Industriais

Cardif Do Brasil

Sascar Tecnologia E Segurança

Grupo Seculus – Banco Semear

Maerz Ofenbau

Zambon Pharms

Grupo Sbf (Centauro)

Embaré Indústrias Alimentícias

General Electric

Direcional Engenharia

Toyota Do Brasil

Petronas Lubrificantes

Grupo Tora

Banco Fidis

Vedacit (Grupo Baungart)

Cnh Industrial

Snc Lavalin

Liberty Metals & Mining

General Motors

Grupo Cowan

Aon Insurance

Grupo Bp Bioenergia

Claro

Companhia Brasileira De Alumínio – CBA

Companhia Brasileira De Metalurgia E Mineração – CBMM

Concessionária Viario

Samarco Mineração

Vale

Banco Santander

Banco Bs2

Veloso Coffee

Cmoc Brasil

Yamana Gold

Tiberina Automotive

Onm Health

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

Atlantic Nickel

Mip Investimentos

Grupo Multipar

HVC Participaçoes

Labtest

Zeus Rio Solutions

Mantiqueira Transmissora De Energia (Grupo Cymi)

Aliança Geração De Energia

Vital Engenharia Ambiental

Electronic Arts

JCI (Johnson Controls)

Nokia Brasil

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 five regional offices located in the cities of São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, 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 and recognitions: Azevedo Sette Advogados and its team are constantly being recognised as leaders in Brazil in multiple 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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate M&A Luiz A. Settelsette@azevedosette.com.br+55 11 4083.7600
HNW, Corporate M&A Fernando Settefsette@azevedosette.com.br+55 31 3261 6656
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Paulo A. Ciari de Almeida Filho photoMr Paulo A. Ciari de Almeida FilhoCiari is partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Litigation and Arbitration…
Luiz A. Sette photoMr Luiz A. SetteSette is senior partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Corporate M&A…
Rafael Adler photoMr Rafael AdlerAdler is partner in Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Corporate and Infrastructure practices in…
Ricardo Azevedo Sette photoMr Ricardo Azevedo SetteSette is senior partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Litigation and…
Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva photoMr Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da SilvaBarretto is senior partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ TMT practice…
Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva photoMr Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da SilvaBarretto is senior partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ TMT practice…
Rafael Bassoli photoMr Rafael BassoliBassoli is partner in Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Corporate and HNW practices in…
Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante photoMrs Danielle Chipranski CavalcanteCavalcante is partner in Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Litigation and Arbitration practice in…
Fabricio Dib photoMr Fabricio DibDib is partner of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Litigation and Arbitration practice in…
Luiz Eduardo Salles photoMr Luiz Eduardo SallesSalles is a partner and the head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ International…
Glaucia Ferreira photoMrs Glaucia FerreiraFerreira is partner in Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Compliance practice in São Paulo…
Isabel Franco photoMrs Isabel FrancoFranco is a senior partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Compliance…
Alessandra Ganz photoMrs Alessandra GanzGanz is partner of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Real Estate practice in São…
Juliana Ikeda photoMrs Juliana IkedaIkeda is partner in Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Intellectual Property and Life Sciences…
Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza photoMr Leonardo Moreira Costa de SouzaSouza is partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Infrastructure and Real…
Silvia Pellegrini Ribeiro photoMrs Silvia Pellegrini RibeiroPellegrini is partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Labor practice in…
Mauricio Pernambuco Salin photoMr Mauricio Pernambuco SalinSalin is partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Tax practice in…
Juliana Petrella Hansen photoMrs Juliana Petrella HansenHansen is partner in Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Labor practice in São Paulo…
Alessandra Souza photoMrs Alessandra SouzaSouza is a partner in the Capital Market, Corporate and Mergers and…
Number of partners : 46
Number of lawyers : 300
Number of fee-earners : 211
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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, BSA – Business Software Alliance, Anglo American, Natura, Andrade Gutierrez, Volkswagen, 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, Tiffany and among others..