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US logistics company buys out JV partner in Brazil

21 July 2017

TozziniFreire Advogados has helped US logistics company Prologis buy its Brazilian real estate partner Cyrela out of a warehousing joint-venture in Brazil for 1.2 billion reais (US$362 million).

Souza Cescon bolsters its labour and administrative law practices

Souza Cescon bolsters its labour and administrative law practices

20 July 2017

Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados' São Paulo office has hired a labour partner and recruited an administrative law practitioner as of counsel amid legislative changes and continued government privatisation efforts.

J&F sells Havaianas and Osklen months after signing leniency agreement

J&F sells Havaianas and Osklen months after signing leniency agreement

20 July 2017

Bichara Advogados has helped Brazilian investment holding J&F sell its majority stake in Alpargatas, the makers of the famous Havaianas sandals and the owners of clothes retailer Osklen, to a group of family-owned funds for 3.5 billion reais (US$1.1 billion). 

PNM adds disputes and telecoms partners

19 July 2017

Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados has hired a litigation lawyer and bolstered its competition and telecoms practices through promotion.

Four firms advise on BR Properties equity offering

19 July 2017

The São Paulo offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados helped Brazilian real estate investor BR Properties with a primary distribution offering worth 953 million reais (US$288 million).

Trustee of Oi’s Dutch arm takes battle with Brazilian parent to New York

Trustee of Oi’s Dutch arm takes battle with Brazilian parent to New York

18 July 2017

The trustee of the Dutch arm of Brazilian telecoms group Oi has filed for Chapter 15 protection in a New York Court, seeking recognition of his authority to act for the subsidiary – and to reject the restructuring plan that Oi is attempting to pass in Brazil.

Mattos Filho and Souza Cescon steer Swiss Re and Bradesco JV

17 July 2017

Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados’ São Paulo office has helped insurance provider Swiss Re absorb Bradesco Seguros’ portfolio for large-risk insurance in Brazil.

Veirano expansion continues with double lateral hire

Veirano expansion continues with double lateral hire

14 July 2017

Veirano Advogados has added a former in-house lawyer from UK oil and gas company BG as partner and recruited an appeals court judge as of counsel, citing Brazil’s political and economic trajectory for the firm’s rapid expansion in 2017.

Mattos Engelberg adds partners ahead of global expansion

Mattos Engelberg adds partners ahead of global expansion

11 July 2017

Brazilian firm Mattos Engelberg Advogados has hired two partners to fortify its IT and environment practices, ahead of announcing a strategic alliance with a major international law firm.

Brazil's antitrust watchdog settles payment cards case

Brazil's antitrust watchdog settles payment cards case

11 July 2017

Brazil’s competition watchdog has ended an investigation of payment cards processor Cielo and payment card brand Elo, after accusing the companies of exclusivity agreements that stifled competition in the payment cards processing market.