Mr Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza > 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

Administrative Law, Infrastructure, PPP and Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Succession Planning, Corporate




Souza is partner and head of Azevedo Sette Advogados’ Infrastructure and Real Estate practices in São Paulo office. He draws upon more than 20 years’ experience advising clients in Corporate / M&A, Administrative Law, Real Estate, Infrastructure, PPP and Project Finance matters.

Before joining Azevedo Sette, he was an associate in Corporate (1996–2003) in a boutique law firm, and legal assistant at Accenture / Andersen Consulting (1995-1996).


English and Portuguese


Souza was professor of mergers and acquisitions at FACAMP. Partner is a member of the Legal Committee of the ABDIB (Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries), a member of the ABCON (Brazilian Association of Basic Sanitation Private Concessionaries), president and a member of the board of directors in agribusiness associations.


LL.B. from PUC/SP Law School, he was admitted to practice in São Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1998. Master in Business Law (LL.M., 2004) in the same university.


Leonardo is recommended in Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, Leaders League, and The Legal 500 in Administrative Law, Project Finance and Infrastructure, Public Law, and Real Estate as “corporate, infrastructure and real estate expert”.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

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.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

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.