De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados (DDSA) innovates in client service by providing a global, multidisciplinary model of client management, involving all of the areas required to solve the demands, with deep knowledge of clients’ business and market.
Formed by a group of highly qualified professionals, most of them with master's degrees or specialisation in their fields and fluent in more than two languages, holding top positions in national and international associations, DDSA and its partners have been recognised by the most important ranking publications as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, LACCA, Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, Leading Lawyers, IFLR and Análise Advocacia 500 in their respective areas of expertise.
DDSA’s core values include quality, professionalism and ethics, as the firm always strives to offer individualised and customised service according to each client’s profile. In addition, the client has direct access to the partner of the area, in a show of respect and deference regarding the progress of the case, be it a negotiation, an inquiry or a litigation.
This is the differential offered by DDSA. A law firm that grows in number of professionals, practice areas and clients by providing global and comprehensive service in traditional and innovative areas of law, with a wide range of efficient legal solutions.
Main areas of practice
Aviation: DDSA is well recognised for its expertise in advice on aircraft transactions as sale, financing and leasing, registration, repossession and mortgage foreclosure, air transportation regulation, airport infrastructure, as well as tax and labour aviation matters.
Banking: DDSA deals with securitisation of receivables in domestic and international markets, structured finance for import and export and collaterals, derivatives, financial restructuring, project finance, structured financing for mergers and acquisitions, real estate investment funds, financing of aircraft, vessels and vehicles in general, litigation and exchange laws and regulation.
Civil and business litigation, arbitration and mediation: Our litigation team is able to deal with judicial and administrative proceedings for all major practice areas in federal and state courts before all Brazilian regulatory agencies and arbitration chambers and in the support, ratification and execution of foreign arbitration awards in Brazil.
Corporate and M&A: This department is highly recommended for its expertise in reorganisation and restructuring, M&A, MBOs and takeovers, due diligence and shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, business contracts, foreign investments, initial public offerings, Central Bank and Brazilian Securities Commissions, corporate governance and securities.
Environmental: Our team is recognised for environmental licensing, administrative and judicial litigation, legal assistance to management system, certification processes, due diligence and evaluation of environmental risks in general.
Insurance: DDSA is recognised by its excellent service in insurance, reinsurance and right of recourse. Negotiation, litigation and arbitration, which can arise from insurance contracts and assistance in loss adjustment.
Infrastructure: The team is able to provide legal assistance in the development of projects in all corporate aspects, assistance in public procurement procedures and public private partnerships and among many other activities, the guidance for solutions of legal pendency with regulatory agencies.
Labour and social security: The Labour team is able to deal with litigation, assistance, prevention and in management and elimination of labour contingencies, policies on compensation and human resources, collective rights and relationship with unions and in due diligences.
Public law: We advise our clients on government procurement and competitive bidding, concession of public utility services, public works and is prepared to deal with public–private partnership demands and administrative litigation.
Real estate practice: The team was recommended regarding transactions that involve urban and rural properties, title analysis and regularisation, real estate funds, due diligence and legal evaluation of real estate properties, corporate transactions, litigation and guarantees.
Reorganisation and bankruptcy: We are recognised for representation of creditors, reorganisation strategies and bankruptcy trustee. Consulting and services in economic and financial crises and restructuring of liabilities.
Tax: The team is able to provide advice on domestic and international tax legislation, tax planning, litigation, wealth planning, treaties to avoid double taxation and the rules of international tax laws.