State Grid’s CPFL Energia has hired Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to issue shares worth 3.2 billion reais (US$829.6 million) after announcing plans to absorb its subsidiary, CPFL Renováveis.
Brazilian businessman Michael Klein has hired Spinelli Advogados to buy a stake in retailer Via Varejo through a public auction, which drew investments worth a combined 2.3 billion reais (US$590 million).
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s David Williams built his legal career in Latin America off the back of early exposure to the region, managing to successfully navigate his firm’s Latin American practice through a constantly changing political and economic environment. He is 2018’s recipient of Latin Lawyer’s International Lawyer of the Year Award.
An in-depth look at M&A and IPO transactions in Latin America and the law firms behind them.
Against the backdrop of Venezuela's escalating economic and political crisis, Emilio Demetriou-Jones spoke with partners from two of the country's law firms to find out how they are coping.
Sergio J Galvis, Robert J Giuffra Jr and Werner F Ahlers
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Jack Devine and Amanda Mattingly
The Arkin Group
These firms have professional notices in the Latin Lawyer 250