Brazil

CPFL Energia completes equity offering ahead of reorganisation plans

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.

Grupo Pão de Açúcar sells its interest in Via Varejo

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).

Exposing the gap

For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.

Exposing the gap

For the past two years, many UK law firms have been compelled to publicly disclose the difference between what they pay male and female lawyers. Gender pay gap reporting can be a blunt instrument, but acknowledging a problem is the first step to solving it. We consider the implications for Latin America’s legal market.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ronaldo Veirano

One of this year’s winners of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Ronaldo Veirano, built his eponymous firm into a leading legal institution in Brazil. He reflects on his journey to become one of Brazil’s sharpest and most respected legal minds.

State oil companies will invite more private investment, say panellists

Many Latin American national oil companies (NOCs) are increasingly willing to relinquish control of exploration and production efforts to private corporations, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 10th Annual Oil & Gas, which took place last month at the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires.

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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