Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has hired its fifth partner in 2018, appointing Renata Pires Castanho to head its environmental practice and absorbing her boutique.
Brazil’s state-controlled electricity company Eletrobras has announced that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) will not prosecute it for bribery, but an Securities and Exchange Comission (SEC) settlement still looms.
In a fast-changing world, the Latin Lawyer Elite firms of 2018 have shown themselves willing to take innovative steps to defend their leading positions.
Carlos José Santos da Silva, president of Brazilian law firm association CESA and partner at Machado Meyer Advogados, tells Luís Bulcão Pinheiro about a joint project between some of Brazil’s leading firms and São Paulo’s University Presbiteriana Mackenzie to address the lack of racial diversity in corporate law firms
Brazilian restructuring lawyers have called for better debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing provisions and more ways to protect restructuring plans from challenges in Brazil, as US colleagues showed confidence they would get there.
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