Several LatAm firms in worldwide Fiat-Peugeot merger

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in London and New York and three Linklaters offices have helped Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot, respectively, in their US$38 billion global merger, which also called on several Latin American law firms.

French investor buys into Brazil’s largest PPP

French investment fund STOA has hired Stocche Forbes Advogados in São Paulo to acquire a minority stake in São Paulo metro concessionaire Linha Universidade – Brazil’s largest public-private partnership project (PPP) – from Spain’s Acciona.

Airport operators threaten Chile with arbitration over pandemic disruption

Two French airport operators have threatened Chile with an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim after their billion-dollar concession for Santiago’s international airport was severely disrupted by measures taken in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paulo Cezar Aragão

At the age of 69, as active as ever, Paulo Cezar Aragão remains among Brazil’s most influential and respected lawyers, a titan of the profession capable of making the difference at a high-stakes negotiation table like very few are.

Times of transition: an interview with Pinheiro Neto’s Bertoldi

As he steers Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto Advogados through the unprecedented perils of the covid-19 pandemic, Alexandre Bertoldi, 59, is preparing to take on a new chairman role.

Down but not out: the future for law firm offices

A recent Latin Lawyer survey of more than 100 Latin American law firms indicates a significant proportion – one in five – have opted not to reopen their offices after closing earlier this year in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Those that have reopened are operating at much-reduced capacity, with safety precautions in place. Our survey highlights changing attitudes towards office life and the chief concerns partners have about remote working.

At crisis point: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey

Giving up the ghost: Latin Lawyer's 2020 fees survey

Brazilian in-house lawyers open infrastructure boutique

Two former in-house lawyers, who have previously held positions in the energy sector and regulatory agencies, have launched a boutique in São Paulo focusing on energy, infrastructure and public law.

Latin America’s oil and gas industry has a bright future, forecast panellists

With the prospect of a covid-19 vaccine on the horizon and renewed investment opportunities on the cards for 2021 and beyond, there may be a turn in the tide for Latin America’s oil and gas industry, predicted panellists at Latin Lawyer Interactive: Oil and Gas.

OECD anti-bribery chair: countries must act together to avert pandemic-linked corruption

Risk appetite for deal-making in Latin America in constant flux, says panel

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