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Guyana’s first oil export sends positive vibes around Latin America, say lawyers
Guyana’s first oil export sends positive vibes around Latin America, say lawyers

Guyana’s first oil export sends positive vibes around Latin America, say lawyers

20 March 2020

International and Latin American law firms are keeping a close eye on the region’s latest oil exporter, Guyana. They are hoping to zero in on clients looking to invest in short- and long-term infrastructure and energy projects in the country, but acknowledge it will need support to develop the industry and to avoid the so-called Dutch disease.

Gunderson Dettmer behind online real estate tie-up in Brazil
Gunderson Dettmer behind online real estate tie-up in Brazil

Gunderson Dettmer behind online real estate tie-up in Brazil

20 March 2020

Gunderson Dettmer offices in New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and São Paulo and Pinheiro Guimarães in Rio de Janeiro have helped Brazilian real estate company Grupo Zap sell its entire business to online marketplace OLX Brazil for 2.9 billion Brazilian reais (US$695 million)

Mattos Filho and Machado Meyer in windfarm acquisition
Mattos Filho and Machado Meyer in windfarm acquisition

Mattos Filho and Machado Meyer in windfarm acquisition

20 March 2020

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped infrastructure fund Actis buy five wind power plants in Brazil from Portuguese utilities company EDP Renováveis for 1.2 billion reais (US$230 million).

Leite Tosto hires new infrastructure head
Leite Tosto hires new infrastructure head

Leite Tosto hires new infrastructure head

19 March 2020

A former associate of Brazilian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados has returned as partner to lead its energy and infrastructure practice.

Brazilian authorities end Braskem monitorship
Brazilian authorities end Braskem monitorship

Brazilian authorities end Braskem monitorship

19 March 2020

Brazilian prosecutors have said petrochemical company Braskem has fulfilled the compliance obligations from its record-breaking US$2.6 billion foreign bribery settlement.

Santander and Credit Agricole in multi-jurisdictional tie-up
Santander and Credit Agricole in multi-jurisdictional tie-up

Santander and Credit Agricole in multi-jurisdictional tie-up

19 March 2020

Uría Menéndez’s offices in Barcelona and Madrid, Niederer Kraft Frey in Zurich, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Spanish bank Santander enter a joint venture with France’s Credit Agricole to combine their custody and settlement and asset management businesses across 15 jurisdictions.

Alexandre Chequer becomes Mayer Brown’s global head of oil and gas
Alexandre Chequer becomes Mayer Brown’s global head of oil and gas

Alexandre Chequer becomes Mayer Brown’s global head of oil and gas

18 March 2020

Having led Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown since the firm was formed in 1992, Brazilian lawyer Alexandre Chequer has now moved on to head Mayer Brown’s global oil and gas practice.

Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: what you need to know about deal-making
Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: what you need to know about deal-making

Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity: what you need to know about deal-making

18 March 2020

A transcript from Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity, which took place in 2019, is now available to read online.

Velloza Advogados appoints new agribusiness head
Velloza Advogados appoints new agribusiness head

Velloza Advogados appoints new agribusiness head

17 March 2020

Brazilian Latin Lawyer National firm Velloza Advogados has bolstered its agribusiness practice by hiring a new partner in São Paulo.

Trench Rossi in Brazilian leg of global US$5.8 billion manufacturing tie-up
Trench Rossi in Brazilian leg of global US$5.8 billion manufacturing tie-up

Trench Rossi in Brazilian leg of global US$5.8 billion manufacturing tie-up

17 March 2020

Trench Rossi Watanabe has helped Ireland-based industrial manufacturing company Ingersoll Rand complete the Brazilian leg of the merger of its industrial division with US industrial equipment company Gardner Denver.