Our History

Founded in 1990, our firm, Sette Câmara, Corrêa e Bastos Advogados Associados, holds a prominent position among the country’s biggest law firms due to its excellence in providing legal services, as a full-service firm, covering the entire spectrum of practice areas, providing expert legal advice, drawing up opinions, identifying potential litigation risks, monitoring court cases or administrative proceedings and providing advocacy before governmental bodies and such courts as the Small Claims Courts (civil, consumer and criminal cases), State Courts, Federal Courts, Labor Courts, from trial level to appellate level.

With its main office located in Belo Horizonte, it relies on its branches in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília as well as on its strategic alliances and partnerships with corresponding offices to provide work throughout the national territory.

Vision

To transcend as leaders and to stand out as providers of excellence and reliability in legal services, fully committed to exceeding clients’ expectations and developing society as a whole.

Mission

To render our clients more competitive by helping them achieve favorable results in full compliance with the law.

Values

Our law firm’s culture revolves around the following seven canons:

To be conscious and exercise the rights of others, forging long-lasting relationships. To respect and value diversity of beliefs, preferences and cultures.

To improve and evolve professionally, contributing to the growth of those around us. To recognize that we are responsible for deciding on a course of action and for the consequences of such decisions.

To strive to make good on all commitments and to carry out all the tasks needed to excel in the performance of legal services, always in pursuit of what is best for the client, the firm and society alike.

To maintain the trust bestowed upon us by acting with legitimacy. To trust people in good faith, i.e., give them the opportunity to believe in themselves and to excel.

To feel motivated and to motivate others to pursue increasingly more ambitious goals, working to overcome hurdles and contributing positively to the community of which we are all part.

To persevere in the face of insurmountable odds, turning challenges into positive results.

To carry out teamwork while helping to improve on the performance of multidisciplinary teams, delegating tasks and implementing best practices at work.

Quality

As a result of our experience, spanning over two decades of competent and professional work, we provide our services with unparalleled quality. Whether in litigation or in consultancy work, our attorneys painstakingly study and review each case, while focusing on the clients’ needs. This quality culture is ingrained in our nationwide offices and enables us to carry on working as successfully as we have been.

Accolades

 

GLOBAL LAW EXPERTS

Office winner at the 10th Annual Global Law Experts Award, category:

Tax Law Firm of the Year in Brazil – 2019.

Global Law Experts annual awards provide a comprehensive legal sector analysis highlighting specialist areas, recognizing the excellence, innovation and performance of your nominees in a global and very challenging environment.

 

ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500

It is among the largest law firms in the country in the ranking of Análise Advocacia 500, being also highlighted among the Most Admired in all editions as of 2011.
The office was among the most admired in the tributary, consumer relations, labor, infrastructure and regulatory specialties and in the sectors of electricity, telecommunications, banking, water and sanitation, transport and logistics, construction and engineering, and retail trade.

 

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS

Related in the British guide Chambers and Partners in the editions of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, category “DISPUTE RESOLUTION: SOUTH EAST: MINAS GERAIS AND ESPÍRITO SANTO — BRAZIL”. The publication indicates to the selected offices a kind of seal of quality and international recognition and aims, mainly, to guide clients and corporations when choosing which solution to seek in legal terms.

 

LEADERS LEAGUE

The office was listed in the Litigation & Arbitration Guide 2018 as one of the best in Brazil and indicated as EXCELLENT in the ranking of Litigation Consumer Volume and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in the Labor Litigation ranking of Volume.
The Leaders League is a media and rating agency for top executives at the international level, through a dynamic network of business information and people sharing leadership and management excellence.

 

INTERNARTIONAL ADVISORY EXPERTS

The firm is part of International Advisory Experts, a global alliance of law and finance focused, committed offices and consultancies, and provides clients with solutions tailored to their international needs and business.
The group now has experts from more than 140 jurisdictions and its firms offer first-class advice with the potential to solve any specific tax, finance and law issues in all parts of the world.