Firm Profile

Azevedo Sette Advogados


Forward-thinking full-service firm with mining roots

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 1967

Partners: 46

Lawyers: 347

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

Against the backdrop of Brazil’s highly competitive market, Azevedo Sette Advogados has earned its place providing a highly sought-after, full-service offering, backed by the firm’s extensive reach across five offices.

Founded 55 years ago, Azevedo Sette Advogados has come a long way from its beginnings as a mining specialist firm. It is now strong in corporate and M&A mandates and fields solid labour, administrative and tax practice groups.

Despite a few challenging years, the firm has found a role in some of the most lucrative deals around, including helping Vale with its divestment programme. Other clients in the energy and renewables sector have placed their confidence in the firm, turning here for assistance with all their finance and corporate matters.

Azevedo Sette Advogados is committed to cultivating a world-leading service offering, demonstrated in recent years by an exponential growth through high-quality lateral hires as well as promotions. Given the fluid movement between rival firms in Brazil’s busy legal market, Azevedo Sette Advogados’ ability to retain high-quality talent is a remarkable feat, owed in large part to the firm’s leadership, which is spearheaded by managing partner Luiz Azevedo Sette, who offers clear direction and values.

The firm’s broad service offering does not lead to any compromise in depth. Lawyers here receive praise across the whole spectrum of departments from clients who applaud the team’s capacity for handling incredibly complex matters, bringing both local and globally minded solutions and developing in-depth understandings of the clients, as well as the firm’s consistency in going above and beyond the expected.

Azevedo Sette Advogados’ offices, compensation plans and IT systems underwent significant remodelling in recent years, with a five-year plan now in place until 2025. The strategy is also reviewed regularly to optimise the firm’s responses to emerging trends, as leadership keeps a keen eye on the latest undercurrents driving market opportunities.


Azevedo Sette Advogados has five offices across Brazil. It recently remodelled its Belo Horizonte base, which is popular with mining clients. It has a São Paulo office as well, and the firm enjoys capturing a diverse sample of clients through its additional outposts in Brasília, Recife and Rio de Janeiro.

Alliances & networks

The firm is a member of law associations Legal Network International and LexUniversal.

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