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Brazil and Peru’s debt capital markets activity dips in 2020
Brazil and Peru’s debt capital markets activity dips in 2020

Brazil and Peru’s debt capital markets activity dips in 2020

21 September 2020

Debt capital markets activity rose in Argentina, Chile and Colombia during the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to data collected by Latin Lawyer – while Peru saw a drop in the number of these deals and Brazil experienced a shift in favour of the equity capital markets.

Brazilian and Colombian regulators step up green bond efforts
Brazilian and Colombian regulators step up green bond efforts

Brazilian and Colombian regulators step up green bond efforts

21 September 2020

Colombia's banking regulator has become the first in Latin America to issue a regulatory framework for green bonds, as Brazil’s central bank has also pledged its backing.

Brazilian fintech raises US$300 million in funding round
Brazilian fintech raises US$300 million in funding round

Brazilian fintech raises US$300 million in funding round

18 September 2020

Clifford Chance LLP in São Paulo has helped Brazilian fintech start-up Neon Pagamentos raise over US$300 million in its third investment round, obtaining funds from companies like PayPal, BlackRock and General Atlantic.

Pinheiro Guimarães and Machado Meyer steer B3 issuance
Pinheiro Guimarães and Machado Meyer steer B3 issuance

Pinheiro Guimarães and Machado Meyer steer B3 issuance

18 September 2020

Pinheiro Guimarães has helped the São Paulo stock exchange, B3, raise nearly 3.6 billion reais (US$651 million) in an issuance of debentures.

Laureate divests education assets in Latin America
Laureate divests education assets in Latin America

Laureate divests education assets in Latin America

17 September 2020

US learning provider Laureate Education has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, Jones Day in Washington, DC and Amsterdam, and Brazilian firms Veirano Advogados, Demarest Advogados and Campos Mello Advogados to sell its operations in Brazil for nearly 4 billion reais (US$724 million), following recent divestments in the US and Chile.

Madrona and Azevedo Sette steer Hapvida expansion in Brazil
Madrona and Azevedo Sette steer Hapvida expansion in Brazil

Madrona and Azevedo Sette steer Hapvida expansion in Brazil

17 September 2020

Madrona Advogados has helped Brazilian health insurance company Hapvida buy local healthcare group Promed in a deal worth 1.5 million reais (US$279 million).

Another Brazilian IPO misses target
Another Brazilian IPO misses target

Another Brazilian IPO misses target

17 September 2020

Brazilian drugstore chain Pague Menos has hired Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in São Paulo and New York and local firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados to raise 747 million reais (US$136 million) in an IPO on the B3 stock exchange in São Paulo.

Mattos Filho launches ESG practice
Mattos Filho launches ESG practice

Mattos Filho launches ESG practice

16 September 2020

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados opened an environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) practice yesterday, making it one of the few law firms in Latin America to have a standalone practice dedicated to sustainability and social impact matters.

Campos Mello promotes two in Brazil
Campos Mello promotes two in Brazil

Campos Mello promotes two in Brazil

14 September 2020

Brazilian firm Campos Mello Advogados has bolstered its tax and corporate practices by promoting two to partner, as it continues to strengthen its offering in line with a five-year strategic plan announced last year.

Latin American airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?
Latin American airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?

Latin American airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?

14 September 2020

Specialists from the US, Brazil, Chile and Mexico met to discuss the allure of the Chapter 11 process for Latin American’s three largest airlines, Avianca, LATAM and Aeroméxico, as well as the potential pitfalls of forum shopping.