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Mitsui-Toyota JV launches mobility services app in Brazil
Mitsui-Toyota JV launches mobility services app in Brazil

Mitsui-Toyota JV launches mobility services app in Brazil

29 July 2020

TozziniFreire Advogados in São Paulo has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co and car manufacturer Toyota enter a joint venture to develop mobility services in Brazil, as the companies plan further expansion in Latin America.

Brazil’s BTG Pactual raises US$500 million in follow-on
Brazil’s BTG Pactual raises US$500 million in follow-on

Brazil’s BTG Pactual raises US$500 million in follow-on

28 July 2020

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in São Paulo and New York and Brazil’s BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão have helped Banco BTG Pactual offer shares worth some 2.7 billion reais (US$500 million) in a follow-on transaction.

Von Wobeser partner to chair Americas arbitration group
Von Wobeser partner to chair Americas arbitration group

Von Wobeser partner to chair Americas arbitration group

27 July 2020

A Von Wobeser y Sierra SC arbitration partner has been elected chair of the Americas Initiative at the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA).

Brazilian lawyers launch London boutique
Brazilian lawyers launch London boutique

Brazilian lawyers launch London boutique

27 July 2020

Three lawyers including a former partner at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown have opened a new Brazil-focused disputes boutique in London.

Austrian-Brazilian cellulose JV gets US$1 billion financing
Austrian-Brazilian cellulose JV gets US$1 billion financing

Austrian-Brazilian cellulose JV gets US$1 billion financing

24 July 2020

Linklaters in New York, Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo and Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte in Vienna have helped Austrian fibre producer Lenzing and Brazilian wood panel supplier Duratex obtain US$1.1 billion in financing for their Brazilian wood pulp plant JV.

Brazilian firms help bring Petrobras’ TAG divestment to a close
Brazilian firms help bring Petrobras’ TAG divestment to a close

Brazilian firms help bring Petrobras’ TAG divestment to a close

23 July 2020

Jones Day offices in New York and São Paulo and Stocche Forbes Advogados in Rio de Janeiro have assisted two subsidiaries of French energy conglomerate Engie, while Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown and Stocche Forbes too have helped Canadian fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in their shared 1 billion Brazilian reais (US$194 million) acquisition of Petrobras’ remaining 10% stake in Brazilian gas pipeline company TAG.

Canada’s Aura completes landmark cross-border IPO on Brazil’s B3
Canada’s Aura completes landmark cross-border IPO on Brazil’s B3

Canada’s Aura completes landmark cross-border IPO on Brazil’s B3

23 July 2020

Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP in São Paulo, Harneys in the British Virgin Islands,  Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto, Pinheiro Guimarães Advogados in São Paulo and Aguilar Castillo Love (Honduras) have helped Canadian mining conglomerate Aura Minerals and its shareholders complete an IPO and follow-on offering on Brazil’s B3 stock exchange, raising a total of 790 million Brazilian reais (US$150 million) in capital. 

Firms snub recruitment as lateral partner hires fall by a third
Firms snub recruitment as lateral partner hires fall by a third

Firms snub recruitment as lateral partner hires fall by a third

22 July 2020

Partner hires at law firms operating in Latin America fell by almost a third in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year, as firms rein in expansion amid the covid-19 pandemic.

Kirkland & Ellis hires Brazilian investment funds partner in London
Kirkland & Ellis hires Brazilian investment funds partner in London

Kirkland & Ellis hires Brazilian investment funds partner in London

22 July 2020

The London office of US private equity heavyweight Kirkland & Ellis – the world's highest-grossing law firm – has recruited a Brazilian former Paul Hastings LLP lawyer as partner in its investment funds practice.

Davis Polk and Pinheiro Neto steer Natura shares issuance
Davis Polk and Pinheiro Neto steer Natura shares issuance

Davis Polk and Pinheiro Neto steer Natura shares issuance

22 July 2020

Davis Polk & Wardell LLP and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian cosmetics company Natura issue shares, raising more than US$366 million.