Mr Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva > Azevedo Sette Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Banking and Capital Markets, Commercial and Financial Contracts, Corporate, Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax Practice – Consulting, Planning and Litigation, Telecommunication, Internet and Information Technology


Barretto is senior partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ TMT practice in São Paulo office. He draws upon more than 50 years’ experience advising clients in complex transactions involving consulting and litigation in corporate M&A, intellectual property and tax law, especially to Telecommunication, Internet and Information Technology segments.





English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish


Barretto was Chair of the Legislation Committee and President in Brazilian Chamber of E-Commerce; Vice-President of the ITechLaw (International Technology Law Association); Co-founder and President of the ABDTIC (Brazilian Association of Information and Communication Technology Law).


LL.B. from USP Law School, he was admitted to practice in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1973. He is specialized in Tax Law and Corporate Law, University of North Dakota (1975) and in Business Law, Institute of World Affairs, Connecticut (1973).


He is recommended as Senior Statesmen in Telecommunications & Media by Chambers Latin America, as Leading Individual in TMT: Tech, Innovation, Digital Business, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy by The Legal 500. In Who´s Who Legal National and Global Elite 2021 guides is listed as reference in Information Technology and TMT practices as a “senior statesman” with an array of clients in the TMT sector and a wealth of experience in IT transactions. Ricardo is “well known for his telecoms work and has been prominent in the space for a long while”, say sources. Besides, he is recognized by LACCA Approved, Latin Lawyer 250, Leaders League, Best Lawyers and World Tax Review guides in Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Tax, Technology, Innovation and Digital Business, Data Protection, Telecom & Media and Banking practices.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy

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.

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business

(Leading individuals)

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