Souza, Cescon, Barrieu e Flesch Advogados in São Paulo has helped Brazilian power generator Eneva raise 876 million reais (US$266 million) through a primary and secondary offering of common shares.
Greenberg Traurig LLP in New York and Northern Virginia and BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in São Paulo have helped Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau issue US$650 million in bonds.
Brazil is the epicentre of one of the largest corruption probes in the world, but with at least four different authorities policing the investigation and little coordination between them, companies implicated in Lava Jato are finding it difficult to resume normal business, including participation in public tenders, even if they've signed a leniency agreement. Levy & Salomão Advogados's Alexandre Ditzel Faraco and Rafael Zabaglia consider the competing enforcers putting hurdles in the way of Brazil's anti-corruption leniency programme
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Former US Federal Trade Commission chair William Kovacic earlier this month described the sprawling Operation Lava Jato investigation as the most important active antitrust case in the world, with substantial implications for both Brazil and Latin America.
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