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Dias Carneiro becomes latest Brazilian firm to add data partner

Dias Carneiro becomes latest Brazilian firm to add data partner

08 February 2019

Dias Carneiro Advogados has promoted a lawyer in its data privacy department, as Brazilian firms scrabble for the discipline’s best practitioners.

Québec investor snaps up stake in Sura asset manager

Québec investor snaps up stake in Sura asset manager

08 February 2019

Canadian institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has bought a minority stake in Grupo Sura’s asset management arm for US$247 million in a deal that drew counsel from seven firms.

Brazilian prosecutor settles with e-commerce company after data breach

Brazilian prosecutor settles with e-commerce company after data breach

08 February 2019

Brasília’s public prosecutor has agreed a settlement with e-commerce company Netshoes for a data breach that took place in January last year.

Payet Rey behind university financing in Peru

08 February 2019

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados has helped Banco de Crédito del Perú grant Universidad Tecnológica del Perú a credit line of 105 million soles (US$31 million).

Greenberg snags senior LatAm partner from Orrick in major coup

Greenberg snags senior LatAm partner from Orrick in major coup

07 February 2019

Greenberg Traurig LLP has hired Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe's Latin American practice co-head Carlos Treistman to make its Houston office a base for further regional expansion.

Cascione launches white-collar crime practice with lateral hire

Cascione launches white-collar crime practice with lateral hire

07 February 2019

Brazil’s Cascione Pulino Boulous Advogados has established a white-collar crime offering, hiring a criminal lawyer to lead the practice.

Payet Rey and Rodrigo Elías in port terminal refinancing

Payet Rey and Rodrigo Elías in port terminal refinancing

07 February 2019

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados has helped shipping terminal concessionaire Transportadora Callao obtain refinancing worth US$61 million.

Colombian watchdog forces Facebook to bulk up security

07 February 2019

Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce has passed an order that forces Facebook to introduce a series of security measures to protect Colombian citizens’ data.

Oi completes Latin America’s largest restructuring

Oi completes Latin America’s largest restructuring

06 February 2019

Brazilian telecommunications company Oi has finally completed the largest private sector restructuring in Latin American history, after years of legal battles in several jurisdictions.

Brazilian antitrust regulator fines optical disk drive cartel

Brazilian antitrust regulator fines optical disk drive cartel

06 February 2019

Brazil’s competition authority has become the fourth enforcer to sanction members of the global optical disk drive cartel, imposing US$5.3 million in fines on Hitachi LG Data Storage and Quanta Storage.