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Azevedo Sette Advogados
AV. PRES. JUSCELINO KUBITSCHEK, 2041
TORRE E, 16 ANDAR
SÃO PAULO SP 04543-011
Brazil

Compliance Tier 1

In a significant move, Azevedo Sette Advogados invested in its compliance practice with the 2019 hire of leading lawyer Isabel Franco from KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados. She brings vast experience in investigations, crisis management and anti-corruption due diligence in the context of large M&A, and is one of the pioneers in this field in Brazil. Working alongside Franco is economic law, anti-corruption and compliance specialist Luiz Eduardo Salles. In recent work, Salles led the team advising a client on the implementation of a global whistleblower hotline. Ana Paula Terra Caldeira is a key contact in the Belo Horizonte office.

International trade and customs Tier 2

The highly experienced international trade team at Azevedo Sette Advogados is equipped to handle domestic and international investigations and WTO cases. In 2018, it represented a Brazilian manufacturer to defend its interests against the EU's imposition of antidumping duties on silicon exports. Luiz Eduardo Salles leads the department, which benefits from a pool of talented associates, including senior associates Lucas Bianchini and Ingrid Bandeira Santos.

Mining Tier 2

Belo Horizonte-based Azevedo Sette Advogados is valued for its ‘considerable experience in the day-to-day matters that mining companies face in Brazil’. The firm, which acts for an impressive roster of local and multinational mining companies, was recently engaged by trophy client Vale to perform the due diligence to support its $550m acquisition of Ferrous Resources. It also provides ongoing advice to Lhoist Group on operational matters concerning its subsidiaries in Brazil. Other representative clients are Anglo American Minério de Ferro Brasil, China Molybdenum and Jaguar Mining. Key names in the ‘very professional and reliable team of lawyers’ include Leonardo Farinha Goulart, Fernando Azevedo Sette and Leonardo Pereira Lamego.

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados has seen an uptick in work from international clients, and had a busy start to 2019. Recent mandates have seen it handling work in the tech and healthcare sectors, although its broad corporate practice extends beyond these industries. The firm also stands out for its private wealth and succession planning practice. The team is split between São Paulo, where Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette is based, and Belo Horizonte, where Fernando Azevedo Sette is a key contact. In team changes, Joyl Gondim left for Demarest Advogados, while Alexandre Morato joined from Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados, Rafael Tavares Bassoli was promoted to partner.

Insurance Tier 3

Azevedo Sette Advogados fields a multidisciplinary team to handle insurance, reinsurance, pensions and healthcare matters, and benefits from an extensive office network across Brazil. Sao Paulo-based Jaqueline Suryan heads the practice, having arrived from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados in April 2018; in recent work, she and associate Juliana Strohl  advised Amazon Web Services on private pension and healthcare agreements for its employees. The pair also advised MAPFRE Group and its subsidiaries on regulatory matters and administrative procedures.

Projects and infrastructure Tier 3

With particular profile in public law, Azevedo Sette Advogados is recommended for concession matters. Belo Horizonte-based Frederico Bopp Dieterich is described as ‘competent and professional’; Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza and Rafael Adler are further names to note in São Paulo.

Public law Tier 3

At Azevedo Sette Advogados, senior partner Frederico Bopp Dieterich has over 25 years' experience in infrastructure and administrative law. He works alongside Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza, who has a multidisciplinary practice that spans corporate M&A, administrative law and real estate.

Real estate Tier 4

Azevedo Sette Advogados has resources in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, from where it handles a range of residential and commercial property projects. The team covers contentious, corporate and capital markets-related real estate matters. Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza and Bruno Costa are names to note.

Competition and antitrust Tier 5

Economic law expert Luiz Eduardo Salles heads the practice at Azevedo Sette Advogados, which handles cartel proceedings and merger filings at CADE. Salles works alongside senior associate Ingrid Bandeira Santos, whose practice spans competition, anti-corruption and compliance.

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados has offices in several key locations in Brazil, and handles a range of litigation across the country. The sizeable team is active in various sectors, with particular specialisms in the tech, telecoms and automotive industries. Ricardo Azevedo Sette and Paulo A. Ciari de Almeida Filho are key contacts at the partner level; Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante and Stefania Mariotti Masetti are active associates in the department.

Environment Tier 5

Senior associate Svetlana Maria de Miranda handles environmental work at Belo Horizonte-based mining specialist Azevedo Sette Advogados. Belo Sun, Samarco Mineração and Tiberina Automotive MG are key clients.

Labour and employment Tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados fields a sizeable team of labour, social security, corporate and litigation specialists. Its clients include household name companies, which turn to the firm for day-to-day advice and representation in disputes. Gustavo Magalhães Assis, Leila Azevedo Sette and Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa  are the key figures.

Tax Tier 5

Azevedo Sette Advogados handles contentious and non-contentious tax matters on behalf of its clients, which include tech, financial services and retail companies. Aldo de Paula Junior and Mauricio Pernambuco Salin are key figures in the team.

TMT

Azevedo Sette Advogados' TMT group includes three lawyers since the departure of Paulo Brancher to Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados in July 2018. Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva continues to lead the team, which remains particularly busy advising on technology transfer and software agreements.

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 Partner
Mr Luiz A. Sette  photo Mr Luiz A. Sette Partner, Manager Partner
 Rafael Adler photo Rafael Adler Partner
Mr Ricardo Barreto Ferreira da Silva  photo Mr Ricardo Barreto Ferreira da Silva Partner
 Aldo De Paula Junior photo Aldo De Paula Junior Partner
 Leonardo Moreira Costa De Souza photo Leonardo Moreira Costa De Souza Partner
Mr Alexandre Lins Morato  photo Mr Alexandre Lins Morato Partner
 Mauricio Pernambuco Salin photo Mauricio Pernambuco Salin Partner
 Luiz Eduardo Salles photo Luiz Eduardo Salles Partner
 Ricardo Azevedo Sette photo Ricardo Azevedo Sette Partner
 Jaqueline Suryan photo Jaqueline Suryan Partner
Other fee-earners : 285
Portuguese
English (fluent)
Spanish
German
Italian
French
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 and 2020, the annual survey ‘Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Companies?’ named Azevedo Sette Advogados as the third most popular firm in the region among the largest Corporations and 41 out of 100 companies used its services.

Department Name Email Telephone
Luiz A. Sette lsette@azevedosette.com.br +55 11 4083.7600
Fernando Sette fsette@azevedosette.com.br +55 31 3261 6656
Number of partners : 40
Number of lawyers : 300
Number of fee-earners : 211
Portuguese
English (fluent)
German
français
Italian
FLI
LNI International
Key clients : Mapfre Group, Amazon.com, 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