Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has announced the hires of two new partners; one was formerly counsel at Pinheiro Neto Advogados and joins the mining practice in Brasília, while the other joins the senior rank in the banking and finance group in São Paulo.
The São Paulo and New York offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Brazil’s BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão have helped Brazilian financial services group XP raise US$1.2 billion in a follow-on equity offering.
Brazil’s Petrobras has launched an arbitration against Odebrecht seeking US$154 million in damages over alleged violations of a shareholders’ agreement for a petrochemicals company, Latin Lawyer's sister publication Global Arbitration Review reports.
Milbank in New York and São Paulo, Arendt & Medernach in Luxembourg, Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and TozziniFreire Advogados in São Paulo have helped the subsidiary of Brazilian biofuel company FS Bioenergia issue green bonds for US$550 million.
Brazil’s BBM Logística has hired Souza, Mello e Torres to acquire local e-commerce company Diálogo.
US law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has hired a corporate partner from Brazilian law firm Veirano Advogados, strengthening its Latin America group in New York.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has bolstered its Latin America capabilities by promoting a corporate lawyer to counsel in its São Paulo office.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and São Paulo has helped the Republic of Brazil make a US$2.5 billion debt tap by re-opening previously issued bonds.
BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in São Paulo has helped Brazilian telecoms giant Oi auction off a portfolio of phone tower and data assets for US$261 million, as part of the group’s ongoing restructuring process.
Brazil’s Machado Meyer Advogados has helped local hospital group DASA acquire counterpart Grupo Leforte for 1.7 billion reais (US$350 million).