State Grid’s CPFL Energia has hired Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to issue shares worth 3.2 billion reais (US$829.6 million) after announcing plans to absorb its subsidiary, CPFL Renováveis.
Brazilian businessman Michael Klein has hired Spinelli Advogados to buy a stake in retailer Via Varejo through a public auction, which drew investments worth a combined 2.3 billion reais (US$590 million).
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is popularly known as El Peje because of his Tabasqueño accent. The nickname comes from pejelagarto (literally, fishlizard), an alligator-like fish from his native Tabasco. Much like his freshwater namesake, it’s hard to pin down what he is, so Latin Lawyer asked some of Mexico’s top lawyers for help.
For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.
One of this year’s winners of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Ronaldo Veirano, built his eponymous firm into a leading legal institution in Brazil. He reflects on his journey to become one of Brazil’s sharpest and most respected legal minds.
The chief legal adviser to the Mexican president has said the country will prosecute historical cases and enforce anti-corruption laws after years of inaction. ...
Sergio J Galvis, Robert J Giuffra Jr and Werner F Ahlers
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jack Devine and Amanda Mattingly
The Arkin Group
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