Brazil

Virgin enters Brazil for first time

Montgomery & Associados is helping airline company Virgin Atlantic establish a direct route between the UK and Brazil, which will be the company’s first to South America.

Update: Engie buys Petrobras gas pipeline company for US$8.6 billion

Yesterday we published an article on Engie and CDPQ's landmark bid to buy gas pipeline TAG from Petrobras. An updated version of the story with additional counsel and comment from lawyers who worked on the deal follows below.

International Lawyer of the Year: David Williams

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.

The scene is set

From the determined strength of pro bono coordinators to the collaborative efforts of law firms (played out increasingly across borders), the results of our annual pro bono survey demonstrate how pro bono is weaved into the fabric of Latin America’s legal market. The work being done around the region showcases the outstanding achievements of lawyers and clearing houses working together. Now, the challenge is to engage even more lawyers in the fight to bring access to justice to all.

Rightful inclusion

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

YPF legal head confirmed for LL Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas Summit

German Vito Fernández, the vice president of YPF’s legal department, will speak at Latin Lawyer Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas next month.

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Chile

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Brazil

Fernando Marcondes, Ricardo Medina Salla, Marlon Shigueru Ushiro Ieiri, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus and Juliana Yumi Shiina Morato

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Guides

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The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management - First Edition

Introduction: Effective Crisis Management in Latin America

Sergio J Galvis, Robert J Giuffra Jr and Werner F Ahlers

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dealing with the Challenges of Political Violence and Crime in Latin America

Jack Devine and Amanda Mattingly

The Arkin Group