Chambers Latin 2018: Azevedo Sette and lawyers recognized as leading lawyers

Chambers Latin 2018: Azevedo Sette and lawyers recognized as leading lawyers

Azevedo Sette was recognized by Chambers Latin America guide as reference in Corporate M&A, Corporate Commercial – MG and Brasília section, Environment, Litigation & Arbitration, Dispute Resolution in MG and Brasília section, Product Liability, Energy / Mining, Trade, Infrastructure, Public Law, Telecommunication & Tecnology, Labour and Employmment, Tax and Dispute Resolution – MG section.

Our Leading Lawyers in Chambers Latin America:

  • Corporate/M&A: Fernando Azevedo Sette, Luis Ricardo Miraglia, Luiz A. Sette e Joyl Gondim de Alencar F.

What the team is known: “Renowned firm with a robust nationwide footprint known for its experience handling M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations and disputes. Notable expertise assisting with the full range of contractual matters such as joint ventures and shareholder agreements. Advises an enviable roster of public and private organisations as well as companies active in a number of regulated sectors.”

Strengths Clients say: “The team provides quick turnaround, in-depth analyses of our problems and is made up of excellent professionals.”

  • Corporate/Commercial Centre West: Paolla Ouriques

What the team is known: “Strong Brasília-based team with a focused corporate and commercial practice. A wide range of national companies from the construction and retail sectors benefit from its experience drafting commercial agreements, conducting due diligence related to M&A transactions and the structuring of varied financial deals. Call Tecnologia e Serviços is a new client.”

Strengths Clients praise the firm’s: “highly qualified bench, ability to meet the agreed deadlines and the availability of the firm’s main partners.”

  • Corporate/Commercial South East Minas Gerais e Espírito Santo: Fernando Azevedo Sette, Luis Ricardo Miraglia, Ordélio Azevedo Sette e Frederico Bopp Dieterich

What the team is known: Long-standing full-service firm providing counsel to national and international clients from its network of offices located throughout Brazil. Acts for a celebrated client roster comprised of private and public companies from the financial services, energy, pharmaceutical and real estate sectors. Specialises in advising buyers and sellers on M&A, restructurings and corporate governance. New client wins for the firm this year include JMN Mineração and Novo Metropolitano.

Strengths: “The team draws extensive praise from clients for its “pragmatic and fast replies and pro-deal approach.” Another client describes the lawyers as “responsive, attentive and capable.”

  • Dispute Resolution/Litigation Centre West: Rodrigo Badaró e Paolla Ouriques

What the team is known: “Respected team well placed to represent clients in a range of dispute resolution matters. Regularly retained by a variety of national and multinational companies for litigation before the superior courts, with particular capabilities in credit recovery litigation and mass torts. Team possesses further expertise in arbitration procedures with particular experience advising major construction companies.”

Strengths Clients say: “The firm delivers high-quality work for a competitive price. Their lawyers are always available to handle emergency situations, are very easy to reach and produce flawless legal documents.”

  • Dispute Resolution/Litigation: Ricardo Azevedo Sette, Paulo Ciari e Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro

What the team is known: “Highly active team known for its notable footprint throughout Brazil with regional offices in São Paulo, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Goiânia, and Recife. Experienced advising leading domestic and multinational companies from the construction, pharmaceutical and technology sectors in civil disputes, including product liability litigation and class actions.”

Strengths Clients highlight the “availability of the team’s lawyers and the swiftness of their responses.”

  • Dispute Resolution/Litigation South East Minas Gerais: Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro

What the team is known: “Long-standing firm providing services across the field. Acts on a range of administrative and judicial procedures at state, municipal and federal levels. Regularly called upon to handle tax-related disputes.”

Strengths Sources praise the team’s “availability, personalised client service and deep technical know-how,” adding: “They always respect deadlines.”

  • Energy/Mining: Fernando Azevedo Sette

What the team is known: “Full-service firm advising on a range of mining transactions such as the acquisition, lease and sale of mineral rights. Provides counsel to national and international players on mining easement and surface rights. Team is also active in industry-related litigation often involving environmental issues. Luna Gold and Empresa Brasileira de Mineração Coromandel are new client wins.”

  • Environment: Svetlana Maria de Miranda

Associate-to-watch Svetlana Maria de Miranda of Azevedo Sette Advogados is endorsed by clients, who say “her recommendations are objective, direct and easy to understand.” They go on to add that “she is always available and very responsive.”

  • International/WTO: Luiz Eduardo Salles

What the team is known: “Much-admired international trade practice covering a wide range of matters within the sector. Team is particularly skilled in advising clients from the plastic industry on anti-dumping investigations, requests for tariff reduction and non-tariff barriers. Wider practice includes advice on customs law and assistance with public interest procedures and sunset reviews.”

Strengths Market commentators say: “The firm provided us with great assistance in our international trade issues. The team is highly dedicated to the client and is always impressively responsive.”

  • Labour & Employment: Leila Azevedo Sette, Luanna Costa,Gustavo Magalhães,
    Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho

What the team is known: “Noted practice with an established presence in Minas Gerais. Regularly advises companies from the construction, mining and technology sectors in administrative and judicial labour litigation such as class actions, collective lawsuits and high-profile individual employment disputes. Experienced in handling labour due diligence, negotiating settlement agreements and advising on human resource policies.”

Strengths Clients report: “The firm is well organised, impeccably administered and has on a team of highly qualified and attentive professionals with superior legal knowledge.”

  • Product Liability: João Capanema Barbosa Filho, Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho

What the team is known: “Belo Horizonte-based team recognised for its active assistance with mass litigation cases in the product liability sphere. Represents national and multinational automotive, consumer goods and pharmaceutical companies in civil disputes, administrative proceedings before consumer protection agencies and preventive litigation strategies.”

  • Projects: Frederico Bopp Dieterich

What the team is known: “Well-reputed practice group particularly highlighted for its capabilities in infrastructure projects. Advises clients in the civil construction and waste industries on bidding processes and on strategic and regulatory matters. Particularly active assisting with projects in Minas Gerais where the firm has an office.”

Strengths Peers note: “The firm is highly active in a number of projects in Minas Gerais.”

  • Public Law: Frederico Bopp Dieterich

What the team is known: “Full-service firm based in Belo Horizonte known for its strength assisting clients from the construction, telecommunications and finance sectors in administrative matters. Substantial experience advising on high-profile public bidding procedures, PPP and privatisations. Also offers knowledge of contractual management, administrative litigation and project financing issues.”

Strengths Sources comment: “The team’s lawyers are highly competent, committed to the client and deliver excellent work. They have full command of public law issues and offer personalised client service. They showed particular expertise related to bidding proceedings and M&A deals.”

  • Tax: Aldo de Paula Junior, Leandra Guimarães, Frederico da Fonseca Silva

What the team is known: “Advises on tax litigation in all spheres and is routinely retained for tax consultancy work in connection with corporate restructurings and sizeable M&A operations for a range of well-known entities. Strong capabilities providing guidance to clients from the banking, energy and petrochemicals sectors on tax incentives, the recovery of tax credits and inbound and outbound foreign investments.”

Strengths Clients praise the team’s legal knowledge and dedication: “The team performs excellent work due to its mastery of tax law and the trustworthiness of its professionals. Their lawyers were familiar with our business model and showed an intense commitment to us as clients.”

  • Tax South East Minas Gerais: Leandra Guimarães

What the team is known: “Consolidated local firm offering services in tax advisory and consulting, earning further recognition for its succession planning expertise. Other areas of expertise include tax restructurings and the tax law aspects of transactions. Assists major clients from a range of industries such as construction, food and beverages and mining.”

Strengths One clients states: “The lawyers in the department have real commercial insight and have in-depth and practical expertise in tax law.”

  • Telecommunications & Technology: Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva, Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher

What the team is known for Experienced team commended for its broad coverage of the technology market. “Particularly strong in software-related mandates, including distribution, development and licensing agreements. Notable expertise advising market leaders and start-ups alike on e-commerce and internet-related matters such as taxation and contractual issues. Additionally advises on data privacy”.

Strengths Interviewees report: “The firm is highly active in technology mandates and has strong expertise in the information technology sector.”

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