Eminent dealmakers with strength in breadth
The London office of US private equity heavyweight Kirkland & Ellis – the world's highest-grossing law firm – has recruited a Brazilian former Paul Hastings LLP lawyer as partner in its investment funds practice.
Garrigues (Peru) has helped Colombian investment manager Sura and Peruvian holding company Credicorp Capital set up a US$87 million infrastructure fund that will invest in the Pacific Alliance countries.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and São Paulo and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Japan’s Softbank invest in Brazilian online pet product retailer Petlove.
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped Brazilian financial institution XP Investimentos buy a controlling stake in a local eye hospital through a newly established private equity fund.
Gentil Monteiro, Vicentini, Beringhs E Gil Advogados (GVBG) has hired three new partners, including one from Brazilian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, strengthening its M&A department as well as launching new practice areas in corporate governance and private pensions.
Linklaters in São Paulo, Hong Kong and New York has helped China Merchants Port become the sole owner of TCP, the operator of Brazil’s Port of Paranaguá.
Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo has helped Brazilian asset manager IG4 Capital structure a local investment fund.
Key partners: Corporate heads Maria Cristina Cescon and Marcos Flesch are the key names and Cristina de Freitas Bueno is also noted.
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