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Brazil quashes two Google antitrust probes but may start another

21 June 2019

A tribunal in Brazil voted on Wednesday to close two probes against Google related to its shopping and advertising businesses, but recommended launching an investigation into the company’s alleged dominance in the search market and news vertical.  

Greenberg Traurig names new LatAm co-chairs

20 June 2019

Greenberg Traurig LLP has appointed the managing partner of its Mexico City office and a senior banking partner in New York as co-chairs of its Latin American practice.

Brazil bar bans registration of lawyers accused of LGBTI+ aggression

Brazil bar bans registration of lawyers accused of LGBTI+ aggression

20 June 2019

The Brazilian bar association (OAB) has prohibited the registration of candidates who have been accused of aggression against people because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression amid a surge in LGBTI+ murder and suicide rates.

Dentons leverages LatAm presence for global infant nutrition deal

Dentons leverages LatAm presence for global infant nutrition deal

20 June 2019

Ten of Dentons’ 176 offices have helped French dairy company Lactalis acquire Aspen Pharmacare’s infant nutrition business for US$861 million.

Arbe hires lawyer from Garrigues as partner in Peru

Arbe hires lawyer from Garrigues as partner in Peru

20 June 2019

Arbe Abogados has recruited a tax lawyer as partner from Garrigues (Peru) after its previous tax head left for another outfit. 

State oil companies will invite more private investment, say panellists

State oil companies will invite more private investment, say panellists

20 June 2019

Many Latin American national oil companies (NOCs) are increasingly willing to relinquish control of exploration and production efforts to private corporations, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas, which took place last month at the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires.

Baker McKenzie and Trench Rossi behind Schlumberger sale

20 June 2019

Baker McKenzie LLP in Houston and Trench Rossi Watanabe in Rio de Janeiro have helped US private equity group Rhône buy drilling and tubular services assets from Schlumberger in several countries, including Brazil, for US$400 million.

Sérgio Paula Souza Caiuby: 1 March 1935 – 15 June 2019

Sérgio Paula Souza Caiuby: 1 March 1935 – 15 June 2019

20 June 2019

Retired Brazilian partner Sérgio Paula Souza Caiuby, a driving force behind Trench Rossi Watanabi’s litigation, labour and tax departments, has died at the age of 84.

Thompson & Knight hires from Iberdrola to boost Mexico energy practice

Thompson & Knight hires from Iberdrola to boost Mexico energy practice

19 June 2019

Thompson & Knight LLP’s Mexico City office has hired the local legal head of energy group Iberdrola as its new senior counsel.

Alvarez & Marsal named Odebrecht administrator in LatAm's largest bankruptcy

Alvarez & Marsal named Odebrecht administrator in LatAm's largest bankruptcy

19 June 2019

A São Paulo court has named Alvarez & Marsal as judicial administrator to Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, approving the largest bankruptcy filing in Latin American history.