DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile

DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados
Rua James Joule
92 -cj 62 – Brooklin
SÃO PAULO, SP CEP 04576-080

Brazil > Transport: Aviation Tier 1

At DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados, the aviation group is made up of ‘excellent professionals‘ who exhibit ‘extensive knowledge of the industry‘. Singled out for its strong track record in aircraft financing and regulatory matters, the group is well versed in the entire spectrum of aviation mandates, ranging from insurance to litigation and tax issues. Led by Ana Luisa Derenusson, the team is also seen with great regularity advising on the purchase and sale of aircraft. Derenusson, who is rated for her ‘knowledge of all processes involving the financing, purchase and sale of aircraft‘, advises airlines, banks, air taxi operators, leasing companies and manufacturers in the full array of aviation matters. Recently promoted partner Rita de Cassia Fernandes de Godoy specialises in aviation financing, which is also an area of activity for associates Mariana Nogueira and Julia Machado.

Practice head(s):

Ana Luisa Derenusson


‘DDSA exhibits extensive knowledge of the industry they work in and have been providing us with excellent services for over 15 years. The partners and associates are extremely attentive and understand the client’s concerns and urgencies to maintain efficient operations. Compared to other firms, DDSA has a much higher level of expertise which gives us peace of mind and confidence.’

‘Ana Derenusson stands out for having a lot of experience in this market and knowledge of all processes involving the financing, purchase and sale of aircraft. In addition, Ana also stands out for being an excellent leader to her team of excellent professionals.’

‘Agility, transparency and quality of the contracted services.’

Brazil > Corporate and M&A: Mid-market Tier 5

In addition to its credentials in M&A, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and governance issues, DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados is well positioned to advise domestic and international clients operating in a diversity of sectors on the full-array of day-to-day corporate matters. Leading the practice, João Claudio De Luca Junior acts for financial institutions and companies – most notably players from the industrial and services sectors – in M&A and cross-border investments, while Guilherme Filardi stands out for his knowledge of corporate law and contractual matters. Associate Isabela Marques is active in the negotiation of commercial and corporate agreements.

Practice head(s):

João Claudio De Luca Junior; Guilherme Filardi

Key clients



Idemia do Brasil Soluções de Serviços de Tecnologia

Evertec Group

Roland Berger

FedEx Trade Networks

TGM Indústria e Comércio de Turbinas e Transmissões

DPZ Partners (Holding of Loxam Group)

Trescal Group

G+D Mobile Security

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 7

DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados has a strong specialist tax practice, with good expertise in several niches. The firm is praised for its ‘high technical level in matters related to aviation and customs/tax issues in the sector’, and also offers a good understanding of tax issues related to credit cards and other payment products. Practitioners are adept in both contentious and non-contentious tax matters, and often advise on the structuring of corporate transactions. Sabine Ingrid Schuttoff has a versatile practice covering direct and indirect tax, while partner Claudia Derenusson Riedel is very active in direct tax and related cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Sabine Ingrid Schuttoff; Claudia Derenusson Riedel


‘High technical level in matters related to aviation and customs/tax issues in the sector.’

‘Excellent tax department. Sabine Schuttoff stands out.’

Key clients

J&T Express Brazil

Speed Rabbit Express

Costa do Sol Taxi Aéreo

Granarolo Group (Allfood and Yema Brazilian Subsidiaries)

Knok Brasil Tecnologia e Saúde

360 Imprimir Composição de Projetos Gráficos


SELIA Serviços de Gestão Empresarial

Cencosud do Brasil and Mercantil Rodrigues


CMA – CGM Shipping Group

Giesecke & Devrient América do Sul

SPM Holdings

Work highlights

  • Assisted Norflor Empreendimentos Florestais in tax issues linked to the sale of Norflor Empreendimentos Agrícolas in the State of Minas Gerais including all its real estate and eucalyptus production.
  • Successfully represented IDEMIA in the annulment of seven tax assessment notices from the State of São Paulo.
  • Advising J&T Express Brazil on the tax implications of its Brazilian expansion.

DDSA innovates in client service by providing a global, multidisciplinary model of client management, involving all areas required to meet clients’ demands, with deep knowledge of their business and market.

Formed by a group of highly qualified professionals, most of them with master’s degrees or specialization in their fields and fluent in more than two languages, holding top positions in national and international associations, DDSA has been recognized for its expertise in innovative areas of law.

DDSA’s core values include quality, professionalism and ethics, as the firm always strives to offer individualized and customized service according to each clients’ profile. In addition, the client has direct access to the partner of the area responsible for its service at any time, in a show of respect and deference to the client regarding the progress of the case, be it a negotiation, an inquiry or a litigation.

This is the differential offered by DDSA – a law firm that grows in number of professionals, practice areas and clients by providing a global and comprehensive service in traditional and innovative areas of law, and that is recognized by the most important international and national directories.

Types of work undertaken: The firm is able to provide a full-service approach to all clients’ needs regarding negotiations and transactions in which they are involved. The team is highly aware of the complexities of a wide range of economic sectors.

DDSA is dedicated to assisting Brazilian and multinational companies in a full range of legal matters involving mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate law, economic law, aviation law, contracts, public law, tax planning and litigation, civil litigation, banking law, arbitration, infrastructure, corporate reorganization, labor and social security law, immigration, environmental law and real estate transactions.

The team is able to deal with the complex demands of Brazilian and international companies, presenting effective and quick solutions in all legal fields for all market sectors.

The firm’s expertise is well recognized by its clients and peers, especially regarding its quick answers and immediate access to the partners.

Languages: Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, French and German.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust João Claudio De Luca Junior
Aviation Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson
Banking and finance Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson
Corporate and M&A João Claudio De Luca Junior
Corporate and M&A Guilherme Filardi
Environment Flávia Marcilio Barbosa
Labor and social security Leila Pigozzi Alves
Public law and Infrastucture Flávia Marcilio Barbosa
Real estate Luanda Pinto Backheuser
Tax litigation Sabine Ingrid Schuttoff
Civil Litigation and Arbitration Fabiana Videira Lopes
Tax planning Claudia Derenusson Riedel
Photo Name Position Profile
Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson photo Ms Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson Founding partner and head of DDSA’s Aviation Law Practice, which includes aircraft…
Claudia Derenusson Riedel photo Ms Claudia Derenusson Riedel Founding partner and one of the heads of DDSA’s Tax Law Practice,…
Leila Pigozzi Alves photo Ms Leila Pigozzi Alves Head of the Labour and Employment practice, which includes Litigation;Contracts;Assistance in the…
Luis Augusto Roux Azevedo photo Mr Luis Augusto Roux Azevedo Founding partner and one of the heads of DDSA’s Litigation Practice (comprising…
Sabine Ingrid Schuttoff photo Ms Sabine Ingrid Schuttoff Founding partners and one of the heads of DDSA’s Tax Law Practice,…
Marcos Tiraboschi photo Mr Marcos Tiraboschi Partner
Other fee-earners : 42
Total staff : 68
Contacts : 12