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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.

Rennó Penteado hires three from Veirano
Rennó Penteado hires three from Veirano

Rennó Penteado hires three from Veirano

21 July 2020

Brazilian law firm Rennó, Penteado, Reis & Sampaio has strengthened its corporate and capital markets offering with a lateral hire from Latin Lawyer 250 firm Veirano Advogados.

Trench Rossi refreshes its executive committee
Trench Rossi refreshes its executive committee

Trench Rossi refreshes its executive committee

21 July 2020

In a series of changes to its top-level management, Trench Rossi has updated its executive committee - with Cláudio Moretti replacing Anna Tavares de Mello - and hired former Demarest finance controller Marcos Kawasaki as chief operating officer (COO).

Brazil's Motta Fernandes promotes three women to partner
Brazil's Motta Fernandes promotes three women to partner

Brazil's Motta Fernandes promotes three women to partner

20 July 2020

Motta Fernandes Advogados has increased the representation of women in its partnership by promoting three female lawyers to partner, strengthening its corporate, tax and competition practices.

Demarest to continue home office until 2021
Demarest to continue home office until 2021

Demarest to continue home office until 2021

20 July 2020

Demarest Advogados’ workforce will continue to work remotely until 2021, as part of a commitment by the firm to guarantee the health and safety of all its lawyers and staff.

Brazil's use of settlement funds to fight covid-19 pandemic in limbo
Brazil's use of settlement funds to fight covid-19 pandemic in limbo

Brazil's use of settlement funds to fight covid-19 pandemic in limbo

20 July 2020

Brazil’s Supreme Court is set to decide whether the country can continue to put money received from corporate settlements towards combating the coronavirus.

Several firms steer Via Varejo’s 4.5 billion reais follow on
Several firms steer Via Varejo’s 4.5 billion reais follow on

Several firms steer Via Varejo’s 4.5 billion reais follow on

20 July 2020

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in São Paulo and New York and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian home appliance retailer Via Varejo raise 4.5 billion reais (US$845 million) in a follow-on offering.

Brazil's TozziniFreire guides Ford to car plant sale
Brazil's TozziniFreire guides Ford to car plant sale

Brazil's TozziniFreire guides Ford to car plant sale

17 July 2020

TozziniFreire Advogados has helped US carmaking giant Ford sell an assembly plant to Brazilian company Construtora São José for US$108 million.