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.
Corporate clout with modern flair
Baker McKenzie (Chile) has helped US mining investor Orion Resources and British investor Audley Capital Advisors sell a 30% stake in a copper mine in Chile’s Atacama region.
This New York firm has a very highly regarded practice in Latin America, able to draw on years of experience to continue to land notable mandates. Its relationships with several key clients in the region go back decades and have helped embed Debevoise & Plimpton as a go-to firm for high-value work in Latin America.
A transcript from Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity, which took place in 2019, is now available to read online.