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Mexico’s proposed tax evasion measures may be too ambitious, hear delegates
Mexico’s proposed tax evasion measures may be too ambitious, hear delegates

Mexico’s proposed tax evasion measures may be too ambitious, hear delegates

03 December 2019

Mexico’s new tax reform will represent a more aggressive stance towards tax evasion but could be too broad in its approach, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 4th Annual Tax Summit, held on 2 December in New York.

Shearman & Sterling appoints partner in São Paulo
Shearman & Sterling appoints partner in São Paulo

Shearman & Sterling appoints partner in São Paulo

03 December 2019

Shearman & Sterling LLP has promoted a counsel to partner, increasing the seniority of its São Paulo office three months after losing two partners and several lawyers in Brazil to Paul Hastings LLP.

Grupo Pão de Açucar takes control of Colombia’s Éxito
Grupo Pão de Açucar takes control of Colombia’s Éxito

Grupo Pão de Açucar takes control of Colombia’s Éxito

03 December 2019

Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo and Posse Herrera Ruiz in Bogotá have helped Brazilian conglomerate Grupo Pão de Açucar acquire a 96% stake in Colombian retail giant Éxito through a tender offer.

Brazil plans data law fines delay
Brazil plans data law fines delay

Brazil plans data law fines delay

03 December 2019

Brazilian legislators have submitted plans to stagger the implementation of fines under its new data protection law, in response to a proposal to delay the entire law for two years.

Bomchil and Beccar Varela work on new Buenos Aires arena
Bomchil and Beccar Varela work on new Buenos Aires arena

Bomchil and Beccar Varela work on new Buenos Aires arena

03 December 2019

Bomchil has advised on the construction of a new arena venue in Buenos Aires, as well as helping the company behind the project get a loan to fund it.

Nominate your deals for Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year 2019
Nominate your deals for Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year 2019

Nominate your deals for Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year 2019

02 December 2019

The nominations period for Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year 2019 is now open. Read on to find out how to submit your winning deals.

Cuatrecasas hires disputes head in Peru
Cuatrecasas hires disputes head in Peru

Cuatrecasas hires disputes head in Peru

02 December 2019

Iberian law firm Cuatrecasas continues to expand its newly opened office in Lima, this time hiring a partner with experience working at Peruvian Latin Lawyer 250 firms Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados and Bullard, Falla, Ezcurra + to lead its arbitration and litigation practice.

BLP hires counsel to lead two new offices in Costa Rica
BLP hires counsel to lead two new offices in Costa Rica

BLP hires counsel to lead two new offices in Costa Rica

02 December 2019

BLP (Costa Rica) has opened two new offices on the Pacific coast and hired a senior counsel to head them.

Petrobras sells gas distribution company for US$880 million
Petrobras sells gas distribution company for US$880 million

Petrobras sells gas distribution company for US$880 million

02 December 2019

Lefosse Advogados has helped Petrobras sell its gas distribution company Liquigás for 3.7 billion reais (US$880 million) to local gas market players Copagaz and Nacional Gás.

Paul Weiss, Machado Mayer and KLA in manufacturer sale
Paul Weiss, Machado Mayer and KLA in manufacturer sale

Paul Weiss, Machado Mayer and KLA in manufacturer sale

02 December 2019

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo have advised KPS Capital Partners on the sale of its operator cabs division, in a cross-border deal involving US and Brazilian jurisdiction.