Partner returns to Campos Mello from government role

Campos Mello Advogados has strengthened its real estate practice by hiring a lawyer from Brazil’s ministry of economy, adding its fifth partner in two months.

Argentine grid manager faces second arbitration claim

Argentina’s electricity market manager is facing a second claim at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) filed by an investor in a World Bank-sponsored renewables incentives programme.

Multiple firms help Brazilian credit bureau IPO hit target

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and São Paulo and Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados have helped Brazilian credit bureau Boa Vista raise 2.2 billion reais (US$386 million) in an IPO.

Law Firm Leader of the Year Award: Jaime Carey

Jaime Carey’s ability to break new ground and cultivate long-lasting tradition in equal measure is what makes him stand out from the crowd. We interview a man who knows the value of applying a business savvy approach to law firm management, while never losing sight of what he believes truly matters.

Battle of the titans

The UK’s top law firms have long sought to gain ground from New York’s white-shoe elite when it comes to some of the most lucrative work in Latin America: cross-border M&A deals governed under New York law. But establishing a foothold in the upper echelons of the US market – a starting point to winning such transactions – is not easy. What are the UK’s magic circle doing to square up to their US rivals?

Brazil and Mexico’s 2020 M&A volume holds strong, but Colombia and Peru drop

M&A activity in Latin America’s biggest two markets during the first half of 2020 was consistent with 2019 levels, according to data collected by Latin Lawyer, while Colombia and Peru saw a decrease.

Brazil and Peru’s debt capital markets activity dips in 2020

Which firms dominated LatAm equity capital markets in 2019?

More responsibilities, less budget, and learning to juggle the two

Doing more with less is a tough challenge. LACCA’s latest legal spend survey found most in-house teams have reduced their legal budget in the last year, a period when workloads have increased and the complexity of legal issues facing companies has deepened as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. Balancing less budget with more responsibilities has led GCs across the region to find windows of opportunity in unlikely places.

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

Risk tends to be a negative pressure on deal-making, but the covid-19 pandemic has forced buyers and sellers to assimilate to new conditions to keep M&A activity flowing, according to panellists speaking at Latin Lawyer Live Interactive M&A.

It’s not all bad news for M&A in 2021, say bankers

Arbitration Summit: pandemic and populism to increase investor-state disputes

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