Azevedo Sette is recognized as leading law firm in Compliance, Competition and Antitrust, Corporate M&A, Dispute Resolution (including White-Collar crime), Energy and Natural Resources: Mining, Environment, Insurance, International Trade and Customs, Labour and Employment, Projects and Infrastructure, Public Law, Real Estate, Tax, TMT - Tech, Innovation and Digital Business practices. Our partners Isabel Franco, Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva, Jaqueline Suryan, Luiz Eduardo Salles, Ana Paula Terra Caldeira, Fernando Azevedo Sette, Luiz A. Sette, Rafael Tavares Bassoli, Paulo A. Ciari de Almeida Filho, Ricardo Azevedo Sette, Leonardo Farinha Goulart, Leonardo Pereira Lamego, Gustavo Magalhães Assis, Leila Azevedo Sette, Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa, Frederico Bopp Dieterich, Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza, Rafael Adler, Bruno Costa, Mauricio Pernambuco Salin, and associate lawyers Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante, Stefania Mariotti Masetti, Svetlana Maria de Miranda, Ingrid Bandeira Santos, Lucas Bianchini cited as leading lawyers in Brazil.
Partners Isabel Franco, and Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva were recognized as Elite Leading Lawyers in Compliance, and TMT - Tech, Innovation and Digital Business, respectively. Besides, our associate lawyer Lucas Bianchini was listed as Rising Star in International Trade and Customs.
- Compliance Top-Tier Firm (Tier 1) with Isabel Franco as Elite Leading Lawyer, Ana Paula Terra, and Luiz Eduardo Salles as Leading Lawyers
In a significant move, Azevedo Sette Advogados invested in its compliance practice with the 2019 hire of leading lawyer Isabel Franco from KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados. She brings vast experience in investigations, crisis management and anti-corruption due diligence in the context of large M&A, and is one of the pioneers in this field in Brazil. Working alongside Franco is economic law, anti-corruption and compliance specialist Luiz Eduardo Salles. In recent work, Salles led the team advising a client on the implementation of a global whistleblower hotline. Ana Paula Terra Caldeira is a key contact in the Belo Horizonte office.
- Competition and Antitrust (Tier 5) with Luiz Eduardo Salles, and Ingrid Bandeira Santos as Leading Lawyers
Economic law expert Luiz Eduardo Salles heads the practice at Azevedo Sette Advogados, which handles cartel proceedings and merger filings at CADE. Salles works alongside senior associate Ingrid Bandeira Santos, whose practice spans competition, anti-corruption and compliance.
- Corporate and M&A (Tier 3) with Fernando Azevedo Sette, Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette, and Rafael Tavares Bassoli as Leading Lawyers
Azevedo Sette Advogados has seen an uptick in work from international clients, and had a busy start to 2019. Recent mandates have seen it handling work in the tech and healthcare sectors, although its broad corporate practice extends beyond these industries. The firm also stands out for its private wealth and succession planning practice. The team is split between São Paulo, where Luiz Augusto Azevedo Sette is based, and Belo Horizonte, where Fernando Azevedo Sette is a key contact. In team changes, Rafael Tavares Bassoli was promoted to partner.
- Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) (Tier 5) with Paulo A. Ciari de Almeida Filho, and Ricardo Azevedo Sette as Leading Lawyers, and Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante e Stefania Mariotti Masetti as Associate to Watch
Azevedo Sette Advogados has offices in several key locations in Brazil, and handles a range of litigation across the country. The sizeable team is active in various sectors, with particular specialisms in the tech, telecoms and automotive industries. Ricardo Azevedo Sette and Paulo A. Ciari de Almeida Filho are key contacts at the partner level; Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante and Stefania Mariotti Masetti are active associates in the department.
- Energy and natural resources Mining (Tier 2) with Fernando Azevedo Sette, Leonardo Farinha Goulart, and Leonardo Pereira Lamego as Leading Lawyers
Belo Horizonte-based Azevedo Sette Advogados is valued for its ‘considerable experience in the day-to-day matters that mining companies face in Brazil’. The firm, which acts for an impressive roster of local and multinational mining companies, was recently engaged by trophy client Vale to perform the due diligence to support its $550m acquisition of Ferrous Resources. It also provides ongoing advice to Lhoist Group on operational matters concerning its subsidiaries in Brazil. Other representative clients are Anglo American Minério de Ferro Brasil, China Molybdenum and Jaguar Mining. Key names in the ‘very professional and reliable team of lawyers’ include Leonardo Farinha Goulart, Fernando Azevedo Sette and Leonardo Pereira Lamego.
- Environment (Tier 5) with Svetlana Maria de Miranda as Associate to Watch
Senior associate Svetlana Maria de Miranda handles environmental work at Belo Horizonte-based mining specialist Azevedo Sette Advogados. Belo Sun, Samarco Mineração and Tiberina Automotive MG are key clients.
- Insurance (Tier 3) with Jaqueline Suryan as Leading Lawyer
Azevedo Sette Advogados fields a multidisciplinary team to handle insurance, reinsurance, pensions and healthcare matters, and benefits from an extensive office network across Brazil. Sao Paulo-based Jaqueline Suryan heads the practice, having arrived from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados in April 2018; in recent work, she and associate Juliana Strohl advised Amazon Web Services on private pension and healthcare agreements for its employees. The pair also advised MAPFRE Group and its subsidiaries on regulatory matters and administrative procedures.
- International trade and customs (Tier 2) with Luiz Eduardo Salles, and Ingrid Bandeira Santos as Leading Lawyers, and Lucas Bianchini as Rising Star
The highly experienced international trade team at Azevedo Sette Advogados is equipped to handle domestic and international investigations and WTO cases. In 2018, it represented a Brazilian manufacturer to defend its interests against the EUs imposition of antidumping duties on silicon exports. Luiz Eduardo Salles leads the department, which benefits from a pool of talented associates, including senior associates Lucas Bianchini and Ingrid Bandeira Santos.
- Labour and employment (Tier 5) with Gustavo Magalhães Assis, Leila Azevedo Sette e Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa as Leading Lawyers
Azevedo Sette Advogados fields a sizeable team of labour, social security, corporate and litigation specialists. Its clients include household name companies, which turn to the firm for day-to-day advice and representation in disputes. Gustavo Magalhães Assis, Leila Azevedo Sette and Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa are the key figures.
- Projects and infrastructure (Tier 3) with Frederico Bopp Dieterich, Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza, and Rafael Adler as Leading Lawyers
With particular profile in public law, Azevedo Sette Advogados is recommended for concession matters. Belo Horizonte-based Frederico Bopp Dieterich is described as ‘competent and professional’; Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza and Rafael Adler are further names to note in São Paulo.
- Public law (Tier 3) with Frederico Bopp Dieterich, and Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza as Leading Lawyers
At Azevedo Sette Advogados, senior partner Frederico Bopp Dieterich has over 25 years experience in infrastructure and administrative law. He works alongside Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza, who has a multidisciplinary practice that spans corporate M&A, administrative law and real estate.
- Real estate (Tier 4) with Bruno Costa, and Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza as Leading Lawyers
Azevedo Sette Advogados has resources in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, from where it handles a range of residential and commercial property projects. The team covers contentious, corporate and capital markets-related real estate matters. Leonardo Moreira Costa de Souza and Bruno Costa are names to note.
- Tax (Tier 5) with Mauricio Pernambuco Salin as Leading Lawyer
Azevedo Sette Advogados handles contentious and non-contentious tax matters on behalf of its clients, which include tech, financial services and retail companies. Aldo de Paula Junior and Mauricio Pernambuco Salin are key figures in the team.
- TMT - Tech, innovation and digital business (Tier 3) with Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva as Elite Leading Lawyer
Azevedo Sette Advogados TMT group includes three lawyers since the departure of Paulo Brancher to Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados in July 2018. Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva continues to lead the team, which remains particularly busy advising on technology transfer and software agreements.