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LatAm states to recognise same-sex marriage after court ruling

LatAm states to recognise same-sex marriage after court ruling

18 January 2018

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has passed down a landmark advisory opinion to member states of the Organisation of American States (OAS), obliging them to formally recognise same-sex marriages and allow transgender people to officially change their name and sex.

Demarest and JR Amaral in renewables acquisition

18 January 2018

Brazilian mining and metallurgy company Ferbasa has hired Demarest Advogados to acquire renewables company BW Guirapá for 882 million reais (US$244 million).

Promotions, new office, and new practice area for Stocche Forbes

Promotions, new office, and new practice area for Stocche Forbes

17 January 2018

As criminal expertise has now become “an essential part of M&A deals,” Stocche Forbes has created a new white-collar crime practice area, alongside the opening of its new Brasília office and the promotion of two lawyers to the partnership.

Bichara recruits from KLA

Bichara recruits from KLA

17 January 2018

Brazilian firm Bichara Advogados has hired a corporate partner from KLA - Koury Lopes Advogados.

Azevedo Sette promotes tax lawyer

Azevedo Sette promotes tax lawyer

17 January 2018

Azevedo Sette Advogados has promoted a tax lawyer to the partnership, as the firm expects legislative reform and changes in the Brazilian economy to create new opportunities in the area.

Votorantim and CPPIB form JV to buy Brazilian wind farms

16 January 2018

Stikeman Elliot LLP in Toronto and Brazil's Stocche Forbes Advogados; and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and TozziniFreire Advogados have helped Brazilian energy company Votorantim Energia and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) buy two wind farm complexes from local renewables developer Casa dos Ventos.

Lobo de Rizzo recruits from Arap Nishi

Lobo de Rizzo recruits from Arap Nishi

15 January 2018

Brazilian firm Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has hired a project finance partner from Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados.

Brazilian court approves Oi restructuring plan

15 January 2018

The Rio de Janeiro court supervising the high-profile restructuring of Brazilian telecoms group Oi has approved a US$20 billion restructuring plan that was agreed by creditors on 20 December.

Lefosse and Stocche Forbes behind logistics operator issuance

15 January 2018

Brazilian railway logistics operator Rumo Malha Norte has hired Lefosse Advogados to issue debentures worth 500 million reais (US$151 million).

Trench Rossi loses one compliance partner, gains another

Trench Rossi loses one compliance partner, gains another

12 January 2018

Brazilian firm Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados has said goodbye to one compliance partner and welcomed another into its criminal law division, while affirming that the latest departure is unrelated to the department’s losses last year.