Brazilian law firm Vaz, Buranello, Shingaki & Oioli Advogados has strengthened its disputes practice by hiring a partner from KLA - Koury Lopes Advogados.
In the latest in a string of lateral hires that have boosted anti-corruption departments at Latin Lawyer 250 firms, Veirano Advogados has recruited three partners by absorbing criminal law boutique Saad Gimenes Advogados.
As Brazilian infrastructure investment steps up a level, Demarest Advogados has doubled its efforts in the area by hiring a public law partner from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown.
Ambitious Brazilian firm Madrona Advogados has recruited a partner to boost its capital markets team, concluding a hiring spree that has seen it more than double its size since its 2015 launch.
Brazilian law firm Souto Correa Advogados has helped the organisers of Rio de Janeiro’s biennial book fair win an injunction against the city’s mayor, after he ordered the seizure of copies of a Marvel comic book that featured a homosexual couple.
Brazilian insurance boutique DR&A Advogados has promoted an associate, growing its partner base by a third.
Political instability and an overarching shift to the left in parts of Latin America are bringing uncertainty for employers in the region, but there are signs of economic strength in some areas, heard delegates at the sixth annual Latin Lawyer Labour & Employment conference held on Wednesday in Miami.
Complementing its market-leading compliance team, TozziniFreire Advogados has recruited a partner to lead its white-collar crime department.
Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has hired an anti-corruption partner and promoted five other lawyers in the corporate, technology, litigation and due diligence areas to partners.
The growth of technology-led investments is profoundly changing the way private equity operates in Latin America, allowing investors to be more aggressive and potentially less sensitive to cyclicality, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer Live 10th Annual Private Equity, which took place yesterday in New York.