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New Trench Rossi compliance head distances firm from former partners

New Trench Rossi compliance head distances firm from former partners

26 September 2017

"Individuals can make mistakes," says Trench Rossi's compliance head Francisco Todorov of former partners Esther Flesch and Marcello Miller, as he praises the firm's response to the ongoing investigations centered on both lawyers and details how the practice will rebuild after a series of departures.

Goldman Sachs, IFM and Carlyle added to Latin Lawyer’s private equity conference

Goldman Sachs, IFM and Carlyle added to Latin Lawyer’s private equity conference

26 September 2017

Latin Lawyer's upcoming 8th annual private equity conference, to be held on Friday in New York, will feature speakers from Goldman Sachs, IFM Investors, The Carlyle Group and the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), as well as private practitioners from the US and across Latin America.

Davis Polk, Skadden and BMA in Cosan notes issue

26 September 2017

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and São Paulo has helped Brazilian bioethanol, sugar and energy company Cosan issue US$500 million worth of notes.

Despegar prices at top end of range

Despegar prices at top end of range

25 September 2017

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Estudio Beccar Varela in Buenos Aires and Brazil's TozziniFreire Advogados have helped Argentine travel agency Despegar raise US$382 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.

Gusmão & Labrunie makes six new partners

Gusmão & Labrunie makes six new partners

25 September 2017

Brazilian IP boutique Gusmão & Labrunie has promoted six lawyers to partner, more than doubling the size of the firm's partnership.

French nutrition company enters Latin America with pharma buy

25 September 2017

Brazil's Mattos Filho, Veiga FIlho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados advised the local subsidiary of French plant-based ingredient maker Roquette Frères acquire pharmaceutical tablet manufacturer Itacel Farmoquímica from medicine developer Blanver.

Lobo de Rizzo adds labour muscle ahead of reforms

Lobo de Rizzo adds labour muscle ahead of reforms

22 September 2017

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has hired a partner to lead its employment practice, ahead of sweeping labour reforms that mark Brazil's most significant employment law overhaul in 70 years.

Siemens gets green light for healthcare deal in Brazil

22 September 2017

Machado Meyer has helped a healthcare branch of German industrial conglomerate Siemens get approval from antitrust authorities in Brazil to buy blood diagnosis company Epocal from its US owner Alere.

International insolvency group appoints first Latin American judges

International insolvency group appoints first Latin American judges

21 September 2017

Judges from Argentina and Brazil have become the first in Latin America to join the Judicial Insolvency Network (JIN), in a move that one member says shows that global cooperation among courts is no longer "a futuristic dream."

Claro issues notes in Brazil

21 September 2017

Veirano Advogados has helped Claro's Brazilian arm issue promissory notes worth 1 billion reais (US$320 million).