Into Africa

From its national dance to its national dish, Brazil’s African heritage is clear, but the same close connection is less visible in commercial terms. Joe Rowley asks whether this may be about to change

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Brazil’s close connection with Africa is deeply rooted in a shared colonial history. Latin America’s largest country and the five nations that make up lusophone Africa were all former Portuguese colonies and bound together for hundreds of years by a rigid, imperial trading network overseen from Europe. To monitor trade, commerce and taxation in its far-flung colonies, the Portuguese Crown put in place many of the administrative and legislative structures that continue to bind Brazil to Portuguese-speaking Africa today.

Events

Events

Latin Lawyer – GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit

Events

Latin Lawyer 4th Annual Labour & Employment Conference

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Construction 2016

Brazil

Massami Uyeda Junior and Rodrigo de Mello Motta

Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados (São Paulo)

Peru

Claudia Lucena, Isabel Lira Miro Quesada, Daniel Corzo Simons and Luis Paz Maury

Miranda & Amado Abogados

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Guides

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The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment

How to Build Up a Region: Development Banks and Multilateral Financing

Thomas Hechl and Vanessa Pinto Villa

Hogan Lovells LLP

The Role of Project Finance in Developing a Region: Trends and Considerations

Andrés Arnaldos Montaner , Daniel D Bartfeld , Jaime E Ramirez and Roland Estevez

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
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