Ms Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson > DDSA - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

São Paulo Office/Aviation Department.


Founding partner and head of DDSA’s Aviation Law Practice, which includes aircraft sale, financing and leasing, special tax and labor regimes, aircraft registration, repossession and mortgage foreclosure, air transportation regulation and airport infrastructure.


Founding partner at DDSA. Expertise in aviation law. Nominated byChambers and Partners Latin America, Aviation Finance, 2013-2015;Latin Lawyer 250, 2013-2015;Legal 500, Aviation, 2013-2014;Expert Guides – Women in Business Law, Aviation, 2013-2014;Who ́s Who Legal, Aviation, 2013-2015;Global Law Experts, Aviation, 2013-2014 International Financial Law Review (IFLR), Aviation, 2013-2014 and Best Lawyers, Aviation, 2014 Publications: ”Overview in Aviation”, Chambers and Partners, Latin America, 2014 ”An Overview on the Brazilian Aviation Sector”, Air Finance Annual 2011/2012, Euromoney Yearbooks “The New Brazilian Stock Market and the Importance of Foreign Direct Investment”, American Bar Association, 2010 Editor of “Resenha Legal”, Legal and Tax Committee of Brazilian British Chamber in São Paulo (BRITCHAM), 2003-2005


Portuguese and English.


Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Section, 1995 American Bar Association (ABA) International Bar Association (IBA) Co-Chair for the International Transportation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of International Law, 2014-2015 President of the Legal Committee of ABAG – Brazilian General Association for Civil Aviation, 2013 Member of the Steering Group of Transportation Committee and of the Aerospace & Defense Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Former President of the Legal and Tax Committee of Brazilian British Chamber in São Paulo (BRITCHAM) Country Coordinator of the Inter-American Law Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA), 2000


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the Universidade de São Paulo (1994); Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois USA (1996).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Transport: Aviation

(Leading individuals)

Ana Luisa DerenussonDDSA – De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados

The multi-faceted aviation practice at DDSA – De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados commands considerable respect in the market. In addition to its excellent market knowledge, the team ‘sets itself apart in terms of always being timely to respond and thorough in following up’. The comprehensive service is used by airlines, banks, air taxi operators, leasing companies and manufacturers in a range of issues. The team regularly assists with high-value financings and aircraft acquisitions, as well as contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters before the National Civil Aviation Agency. Department head Ana Luisa Castro Cunha Derenusson is ‘one of the most experienced aviation attorneys in Brazil’, who ‘combines expertise with practical advice’. She is backed by a strong team of partners, including Rita de Cassia Fernandes de Godoy, an aviation specialist with notable credentials in aviation finance.

Comparative Guides

Brazil: Aviation Finance & Leasing August 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Aviation Finance & Leasing laws and regulations that may occur in Brazil.