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Brazilian firms brace for the return of Lula

With Lula’s return to office, lawyers remain optimistic about investment activity despite a highly divided Brazil and expect a busy year for tax if a sought-after reform takes place, as well as uptick in work related to environmental law and ESG.

03 January 2023

Embraer GC: compliance procedures are protecting the business

The top lawyer at Brazilian plane maker Embraer described how its compliance controls protected the company after planned sales to a troubled airline fell through.

19 December 2022

Brazil boosts focus on corruption beyond its borders

Brazil's Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) is expanding its focus on bribery that occurs outside of the country but involves local companies or public officials.

19 December 2022

Tips for a successful D&I programme: Q&A with Adilson Moreira

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Latin Lawyer speaks to renowned academic Adilson Moreira about why law firms need to move beyond a rhetoric of inclusion with an eye on public relations, and focus on fostering the right culture to support diversity for the long term.

19 December 2022

“A matter of democracy:" Q&A with Renata Cubas

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Mattos Filho partner and executive committee member Renata Cubas speaks to Latin Lawyer about the success of the firm’s Soma Talentos programme, the state of racial diversity in the Brazilian legal market and the challenges in overcoming inequality in leadership.

12 December 2022

VC to target Brazilian agritech

Technology companies working in Brazil’s fruitful agribusiness sector will take centre stage for venture capital funds in 2023, said panellists at Latin Lawyer Live: Mergers & Acquisitions.

09 December 2022

Diversity Survey: Finding the balance

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Latin American law firms are taking steps to promote greater gender equity, but progress at partner level continues to be frustratingly slow and firms must dig deeper to tackle unconscious bias in the talent pipeline in order to rebalance the scales.

08 December 2022

Diversity Survey: Onwards and upwards

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There has been slow but steady improvement when it comes to the number of black and indigenous lawyers at the region’s leading firms, but much more can be done to boost change. Latin Lawyer speaks to practitioners in Brazil about why firms need to go beyond the stats and work together to break barriers and step outside of comfort zones.

07 December 2022

Brazilian fintech is an evolution, not a revolution

Brazil’s established financial institutions should not feel threatened by emerging fintechs, but regulation will be integral to maintaining competition in the market, according to Eduardo Alcalay, the CEO of Bank of America Brasil.

07 December 2022

Research shows slim improvement to women partner numbers

Featured in Diversity Survey 2022

Female representation in the partnership of Latin Lawyer 250 firms is on the rise, but progress has been sluggish with only a marginal increase reported over the past six years.

06 December 2022

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