Founded in 1967, Azevedo Sette Advogados is known and recognized for providing clients with personalized assistance and offering effective and customized legal solutions in a wide range of practices encompassed under Business Law (full service) in connection with client consulting and litigation needs, including legal and tax consulting, legal opinions, and legal sponsorship and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. The firm’s reputation is a product of more than four decades of experience in the delivery of services to domestic and multinational companies, financial institutions, investors, and investment and pension funds.
Azevedo Sette Advogados currently operates out of seven regional offices located in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Goiânia, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Vitória and Recife. The firm is also supported by an extensive network of corresponding firms in South America, North America, Europe and Asia.
The expertise is widely recognized by Azevedo Sette’s clients and the legal market in each of the practices as mergers and acquisitions, administrative law, infrastructure, public-private partnerships (ppp) and project finance, civil litigation and arbitration, tax practice – consulting, planning and litigation, corporate, insurance, social security and health care, real estate, foreign investment, mining, succession planning, labour and pension funds, economic law, antitrust and regulatory agencies, banking and capital markets, environmental law, intellectual property, telecommunications, internet and information technology, commercial and financial contracts, anti-corruption compliance, international trade.
With 10 partners, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions practice is recognized by some of the leading domestic and foreign business groups with operations in Brazil. Azevedo Sette Advogados has extensive experience in working with all types of organizations, public and private companies, limited liability companies and firms active in regulated sectors, including financial institutions and insurance operators, and others.
As one of the most renowned and qualified law firms in Brazil, Azevedo Sette has been involved in the majority of the largest mergers and acquisitions in Brazil in recent years, delivering consulting services to buyers and sellers. In 2016, the Azevedo Sette Advogados was listed in the Mergers and Acquisitions Rankings of leading publications, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket and Merril DataSite as one of Brazilian law firm with the highest volume of merger and acquisition deals.
Azevedo Sette Advogados is also known for its legal advisory services at foreign investments in Brazil. The attorneys who practice law in this area not only are fluent in the languages of the leading investor countries, but also have extensive knowledge of the regulations established by the Brazilian Central Bank (Banco Central do Brasil).
Azevedo Sette Advogados reviewed its compliance programme that establishes rules and regulations regarding to the conduct and acts of Azevedo Sette’s partners, lawyers and employees in order to ensure the practices of good business and corporate governance, in particular related to anti-corruption practices.
The success of Azevedo Sette Advogados is based on its human capital, comprising lawyers from the best universities in Brazil who are constantly training and perfecting their skills, and most of whom have acquired their academic and professional experience in the largest centres worldwide. Currently, a team of 285 lawyers render consulting services in more than 35 legal practices and in six different languages.