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Latin Lawyer unveils Deal of the Year winners

20 April 2018

The winners of Latin Lawyer’s 12th annual Deal of the Year Awards were revealed at a charity dinner in São Paulo last night, in the presence of 240 leading names of the Latin American legal community.

State Grid subsidiary issues debentures in Brazil

20 April 2018

Stocche Forbes Advogados has helped a subsidiary of Chinese power company State Grid issue debentures worth US$365 million.

Brazil’s Rolim de Mello shakes up the market with prominent laterals

19 April 2018

Transactional boutique Rolim de Mello - Sociedade de Advogados has rebranded as Souza, Mello e Torres following the arrival of former Cescon Barrieu name partner Luis Souza and Vale general counsel Clovis Torres, along with several other lawyers from Latin Lawyer 250-listed firms.

Azevedo Sette hires Mattos Filho lawyer as partner

Azevedo Sette hires Mattos Filho lawyer as partner

18 April 2018

Azevedo Sette Advogados has hired a former associate from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados as a partner to boost its insurance practice.

Thai chemicals manufacturer enters Brazil

Thai chemicals manufacturer enters Brazil

18 April 2018

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo has helped Thai chemicals company Indorama Ventures acquire Italian plastics maker Mossi Ghisolfi (M&G)’s Brazilian assets and establish a presence in South America.

Brazil greenlights Keppel’s Petrobras bribery settlement

18 April 2018

Keppel Offshore & Marine’s Brazilian leniency agreement is now official after a review body within Brazil’s Public Prosecutor’s Office approved the December 2017 settlement.

French development bank backs environmental projects in Brazil

18 April 2018

TozziniFreire Advogados has helped Agence Française de Développement lend US$61.8 million to Brazil’s Banco Regional de Desenvolvimento do Extremo Sul (BRDE).

Claro issues debentures worth 1 billion reais

18 April 2018

Veirano Advogados has helped Brazilian telecom company Claro issue debentures worth 1.1 billion reais (US$323 million).

Firms and lawyers react to J&F lawsuit

17 April 2018

The lawsuit filed on 10 April by J&F Investimentos against Brazilian law firm Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados and its international association firm Baker McKenzie LLP adds another chapter to a scandal that shook Brazil and almost led President Michel Temer to step down less than one year into his mandate.

Brazilian firms continue hiring spree

Brazilian firms continue hiring spree

17 April 2018

Several smaller Brazilian outfits have targeted Latin Lawyer 250-listed firms and in-house lawyers to bolster their senior ranks over the last couple of months.