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).
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 prosecutors have said petrochemical company Braskem has fulfilled the compliance obligations from its record-breaking US$2.6 billion foreign bribery settlement.
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.
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.
A transcript from Latin Lawyer Live Private Equity, which took place in 2019, is now available to read online.
Brazilian Latin Lawyer National firm Velloza Advogados has bolstered its agribusiness practice by hiring a new partner in São Paulo.
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.
L O Baptista Advogados has bolstered its technology practice with a partner hire.
The lack of a data protection authority in Brazil has left unanswered questions about how to follow the impending General Data Protection (GDPR) Law – and some companies are delaying compliance efforts until more clarity is provided.