Brazilian law firm Azevedo Sette Advogados has reinforced its corporate and M&A practice by hiring a partner from local firm Portela, Lima, Lobato & Colen Advogados.
The firm announced on 10 August that Eleonora Santiago Carneiro Quadros had joined its senior rank in the Belo Horizonte office, raising its total partner count to 44.
Quadros specialises in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments and succession planning. With 15 years in the field, she has gained experience from deals in Europe’s technology and real estate sectors, as well as in the implementation of asset reorganisations for Brazilians living in Portugal and the US.
Before joining Azevedo Sette, Quadros spent several years at her former firm, where she was made partner in 2018.
Managing partner Fernando Azevedo Sette says Quadros’ hire supports the firm’s expansion and strengthens a practice group that has seen constant growth over the last few years. “Quadros and the firm share common values and the grasp for creative services with a personal touch. She will be able to significantly add to the chain of values we offer our clients,” he adds.
In addition to Quadros, the firm has also added five new associates, four of whom also came from Portela Lima.
Latin Lawyer reached out to Portela Lima for comment but did not hear back before publishing. The firm offers a range of legal services, including environmental and consumer law, as well as and arbitration, among others. It has five officed in Brazil, located in Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
Azevedo Sette, a Latin Lawyer 250 firm, has a broad service offering and is known for its corporate and M&A, administrative law and mining practices, among others. It is one of Brazil’s largest firms by headcount and counts offices in Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Goiânia and Recife. Last month, it advised Brazilian healthcare provider Grupo Mater Dei in its acquisition of a majority stake in local hospital group Porto Dias, worth 800 million reais (US$154 million).