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

Corporate and M&A Tier 6

In the field of corporate and commercial law and M&A, DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados balances a varied workload, with recent work spanning sales, acquisitions, mergers, restructurings, licensing and contractual matters. João Claudio De Luca Junior and Guilherme Filardi are the practice heads.


Excellent team, agreeable to work and interact with. Both the positive dynamics and the complementarity throughout the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the DDSA team are clearly perceptible which results in an all encompassing competence which their clients, including myself, fully benefit from.

Their extensive experience from the field of helping foreign investors in tailoring legal structures to their needs for their future operations is highly appreciated and adds value to their clients’ businesses.’

I wish to mention in particular the following DDSA professionals as deserving of very high notes in their respective field of expertise: João Claudio De Luca Junior, Flavia Bailoni Marcilio Barbosa, Guilherme Filardi.’

Key clients



Idemia do Brasil Soluções de Serviços de Tecnologia

Evertec Group


TGM Indústria e Comércio de Turbinas e Transmissões

Manaus Taxi Aereo

DPZ Partners

Trescal Group

G+D Mobile Security

Tax Tier 6

DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados has a multi-faceted practice and provides strong litigation and consultancy advice. The team covers all areas, but has particularly strong expertise in tax issues linked to the aviation, real estate and energy infrastructure sectors. Its lawyers also regularly advise on the tax aspects of corporate restructurings and M&A deals. Sabine Schuttoff and Claudia Derenusson Riedel are the main contacts.

Key clients


Cencosud do Brasil

Alvarez & Marsal

CMA – CGM Shipping Group

BTG Bank/TTG Forestry

Giesecke & Devrient América do Sul

CBAir/Icon Taxi Aéreo

1st  Source Bank

Sodecia Group

Granarolo Group

Transport and shipping

DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados is a leading destination for aviation advice, particularly for lenders, airlines and trading companies. Among its key areas of expertise are financings, leasing agreements and other related transactional work, and the team also has experience in litigation, regulatory, employment, tax, liability and insurance matters. Practice head Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson enjoys a good reputation in the market.


‘We use them for their level of knowledge, experience and expertise in aviation law. Ana Luisa Derenusson personally takes care of every single detail.’

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
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms 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…
Ms Claudia Derenusson Riedel  photo Ms Claudia Derenusson Riedel Founding partner and one of the heads of DDSA’s Tax Law Practice,…
Ms Leila Pigozzi Alves  photo Ms Leila Pigozzi Alves Head of the Labour and Employment practice, which includes Litigation;Contracts;Assistance in the…
Mr Luis Augusto Roux Azevedo  photo Mr Luis Augusto Roux Azevedo Founding partner and one of the heads of DDSA’s Litigation Practice (comprising…
Ms Sabine Ingrid Schuttoff  photo Ms Sabine Ingrid Schuttoff Founding partners and one of the heads of DDSA’s Tax Law Practice,…
Mr Marcos Tiraboschi  photo Mr Marcos Tiraboschi Partner
Other fee-earners : 42
Total staff : 68
Contacts : 12