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Machado Meyer and Lefosse in electric supplier debentures issuance

17 November 2017

Machado Meyer Advogados has advised the coordinators of a 400 million reais (US$128 million) debenture issuance by Brazilian electricity supplier Light Serviços de Eletricidade.

China's State Grid announces tender offer to up control of CPFL

China's State Grid announces tender offer to up control of CPFL

16 November 2017

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and London, Veirano Advogados in Rio de Janeiro, and Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados in São Paulo are advising Chinese state-owned power company State Grid on a tender offer to purchase the remaining shares it does not already own in Brazil’s largest private power company, CPFL Energia.

Bondholders reject Oi's latest plan

16 November 2017

Confidential settlement negations between the management of Brazilian telecoms company Oi and major creditor groups have come to an end without a deal, as bondholders rejected a plan support agreement approved by the company’s board that must now be presented to Brazil’s telecoms regulator.

Economic consultancy hires ex-CADE official to enter Brazil

Economic consultancy hires ex-CADE official to enter Brazil

15 November 2017

Charles River Associates has enlisted Márcio de Oliveira Júnior, who formerly served as a commissioner and acting president at Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE), to expand the economic consultancy’s services into the South American country.

Bayer sells crop sciences business amid Monsanto scrutiny

Bayer sells crop sciences business amid Monsanto scrutiny

15 November 2017

The New York, Washington, DC, London and Brussels offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo are advising German chemical company BASF on its US$7 billion acquisition of multinational pharmaceuticals maker Bayer’s crop science businesses, as Bayer attempts to get antitrust approval for its planned takeover of Monsanto.

Davis Polk, Shearman, K&L Gates, Pinheiro Neto and Machado Meyer co-pilot Brazilian airline offering

15 November 2017

Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and São Paulo, K&L Gates in Delaware and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have advised the financing affiliate of Brazil’s largest airline, Azul, on a US$400 million notes offering.

Pereira Neto and Stocche Forbes help utilities company offer notes

15 November 2017

Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados has helped utilities company Energisa issue notes worth 250 million reais (US$75.9 million).

Mattos Filho and Lefosse in debentures issuance

14 November 2017

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has advised Brazilian gas distributor Comgás on its issuance of debentures worth 400 million reais (US$127 million).

TozziniFreire and Pinheiro Guimaraes steer notes issuance

13 November 2017

TozziniFreire Advogados has advised Brazilian manufacturing company Duratex on an issuance of commercial papers worth 500 million reais (US$152 million).

Trench Rossi investigations partner heads to Tauil & Chequer

Trench Rossi investigations partner heads to Tauil & Chequer

10 November 2017

Brazilian firm Trench Rossi Watanabe has lost a fifth partner from its Petrobras defence team, only months after the firm’s head of investigations left in mutual agreement with the firm.