Partner Profile

Fernando Azevedo Sette

Azevedo Sette Advogados


LL 250


Fernando is senior partner and head of corporate M&A and high net worth (HNW) practices at Azevedo Sette Advogados. He draws upon more than 25 years’ experience advising clients in complex transactions involving commercial and financial contracts, foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions and succession planning matters, especially to the mining sector.

LLB from UFMG Law School, he was admitted to practise in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1992. Master’s degree in law from the University of Pennsylvania, EUA (LLM, 1997).

Fernando was professor of Strategic Alliances in graduate courses at the School of Economics of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, International Negotiations at the Foreign Trade School of UNA-MG and International Transactions at IEC-PUC/MG.

Fernando is president of the Legal Network International (LNI), a network of independent law firms covering over fifty countries worldwide. He was foreign associate at Hannoch Weisman (New Jersey, 1994) and Dewey Ballantine (New York, 1997).

The partner is recommended in Chambers HNW guide as a key contact in private wealth management practice in Brazil. In Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Leaders League and LACCA Approved guides, he is recognised in mining, corporate M&A, and commercial as eminent practitioner (Band 1). In Latin Lawyer 250, he is listed as reference in corporate M&A, mining and metals, project finance and infrastructure practices. He is also a recommended lawyer in corporate and M&A and project finance and development in Best Lawyers list. In Análise Advocacia 500, he is considered one of the most admired lawyers in Minas Gerais state, and reference to construction and engineering industry.

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