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

DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP CEP 04551-010

Insurance Tier 3

'A unique law firm with a special service in insurance law', DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados acts for both insurers and insureds in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. In recent work, the team advised Allianz Seguros on a loss adjustment proceeding and recovery claims following an event that occurred in Espírito Santo. Practice head Luis Augusto Roux Azevedo and and Renata Ribeiro Ladeira receive strong praise.

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 4

Operating from São Paulo, DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados specialises in representing judicial administrators in reorganisation proceedings, where it has developed an active practice. Fernando Gomes dos Reis Lobo and Luis Augusto Roux Azevedo are the practice co-heads.

Real estate Tier 4

'Always available to respond to clients' demands', DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados acts for clients in the construction, agribusiness and hospitality sectors, among others. In a recent highlight, Luanda Pinto Backheuser advised a client on the R$130m sale of timberland assets. Jose Davi Los Reis Fidalgo is recommended.

Corporate and M&A Tier 5

DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados has a broad and busy corporate practice, which was recently bolstered by the arrival of Thais Tendolini e Silva from Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados. The team often works for foreign companies and their Brazilian subsidiaries in corporate transactions; for example in 2018 it advised Italian group Granarolo on its acquisition of Brazilian food importing group Allfood. João Claudio De Luca Junior and Guilherme Filardi co-head the department.

Labour and employment Tier 5

DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados has broad experience defending companies in labour claims brought by individuals, and also offers non-contentious consultancy. Leila Pigozzi Alves is the name to note.

Tax Tier 6

DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados maintains an active tax practice under the leadership of Sabine Schuttoff and Claudia Derenusson Riedel. The department stands out in the aviation and transport sectors, although its clients include Brazilian and foreign companies across various industry sectors.

Transport and shipping

Aviation matters are an area of particular expertise at 'available, swift and capable' DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados, which has has strong experience with the financing, purchase and leasing of aircraft, and regularly handles administrative procedures. Clients consider Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson as 'one of the most knowledgeable aviation experts in Brazil'.

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 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
Other fee-earners : 42
Total staff : 68
Contacts : 12