Azevedo Sette Advogados announces a new partner in Corporate M&A

Azevedo Sette Advogados announces a new partner in Corporate M&A

We are pleased to announce André de Godoy Fernandes as our new partner in the M&A Corporate area in São Paulo office. 

André has more than 25 years of experience in advising clients on complex transactions in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign investment, contracts, and corporate matters, mainly for the technology, health and agribusiness sectors.

His background includes: Bachelors degree from USP Law School, he was admitted to practice in São Paulo, Brazil, 1992. DEA in Political Sciences from Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II (1998). LL.M. in Public Law from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (2002). Academic Visitor - Programme in Comparative Media Law and Police – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies from Oxford University in England (2008). Ph.D. in Commercial Law from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (2009).  

Member of IDSA – Instituto de Direito Societário Aplicado. Before joining Azevedo Sette, André worked as a associate (1992-2005), and head and partner of Corporate M&A practice (2005-2022) in Brazil’s leading law firms. He is the author of several publications in the Corporate, M&A and Media Regulation areas and is fluent in English and French.  

He is recommended in M&A and Corporate Law by Leaders League, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers, LL 250 e LACCA Approved as one of the most admired Brazilian lawyers in M&A and Corporate Law.  

"Our new partner arrives to complement our M&A Corporate area, which today has 16 partners and a long and recognized presence in the market, with hundreds of transactions of merger and acquisition, sale, joint ventures, succession and equity planning, investments, and market operations carried out. We are certain that André will contribute in a truly relevant way to the continued sustained growth of Azevedo Sette Advogados", affirms our senior partner, Luiz A. Sette.  

About Azevedo Sette Advogados   

Founded in 1967, Azevedo Sette Advogados has established, along five decades of existence, a history of strength, credibility and excellence in legal services. Ethics, quality and respect are the major values in the daily routine of the Firm.  

Today, we have 46 partners, more than 300 lawyers and 211 staff members, a total of more than 500 members. We are proud to have built, over five decades, a history of solidity, credibility, and excellence in the provision of services.  

We are recognized as the third most remembered firm by the legal and financial departments of the 100 largest companies in revenue in Latin America, according to the edition of 2019, 2020, and 2021 of LACCA (Latin America Corporate Counsel Alliance), in addition to citations as a reference in Brazil, in several legal practices, by the main legal publications and rankings in the world.