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Petrobras settlement shows commitment to cross-agency coordination, says DOJ official

Petrobras settlement shows commitment to cross-agency coordination, says DOJ official

19 October 2018

The principal deputy of the DOJ’s criminal division has said that the recent Petrobras settlement is a sign of the DOJ’s commitment to reducing “piling on”, the practice where multiple enforcement agencies go after one company for the same conduct.

Transfer-pricing panel at LL Tax Summit gets senior in-house speakers

Transfer-pricing panel at LL Tax Summit gets senior in-house speakers

19 October 2018

Tax heads from Chilean airliner LATAM, food service group Compass, logistics provider Crowley and scaffolding supplier AT-PAC will discuss transfer pricing and customs duties in a panel moderated by a top DLA Piper LLP economist at the Latin Lawyer Live 3rd Annual Tax summit next month.

Brazil's antitrust regulator fines Unilever for freezing out competitors

19 October 2018

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has fined Unilever for imposing exclusivity and rebates schemes on local retailers in the ice cream market – but let off Nestlé on the same conduct due to its lack of a dominant position.

Eletrobras hires Cescon Barrieu for assets auction

Eletrobras hires Cescon Barrieu for assets auction

18 October 2018

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has helped state-owned power company Eletrobras steer an auction to sell shares in special purpose vehicles running various wind projects and transmission lines.

Belo Horizonte investors acquire PPP school developer from Odebrecht

Belo Horizonte investors acquire PPP school developer from Odebrecht

17 October 2018

Azevedo Sette Advogados has helped logistics company Transpes acquire a special purpose vehicle developing 56 schools in the city of Belo Horizonte as part of Brazil’s first education-focused public private partnership (PPP).

Pinheiro Neto and Mattos Filho steer car insurance JV

17 October 2018

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Santander enter a joint venture with Brazilian insurance company HDI Seguros that will offer car buyers insurance policies alongside vehicle finance options over a digital platform.

Trench Rossi appoints new executive committee member

Trench Rossi appoints new executive committee member

17 October 2018

Brazil’s Trench Rossi Watanabe has appointed partner José Roberto Martins as the newest member of its executive committee.

Machado Meyer adds more partners in big promotion year

Machado Meyer adds more partners in big promotion year

16 October 2018

Machado Meyer Advogados has made a second round of promotions this year, appointing four more lawyers as partners.

Siqueira Castro helps gas company win auction

Siqueira Castro helps gas company win auction

16 October 2018

Siqueira Castro Advogados has helped local gas distribution company Nacional Gás Butano win a concession to manage a liquefied petroleum gas storage and distribution area at a petrochemical port in northern Brazil.

CADE approves laboratory supplier sale

16 October 2018

Demarest Advogados has acted as deal counsel in the global minority stake acquisition of laboratory equipment maker Cole-Parmer by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP).