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SAFs: a chance for Brazilian law firms to score

The transformation of top Brazilian football clubs into limited companies has been a game changer for attracting significant private equity investment in the local sports industry. Latin Lawyer finds out what Brazilian law firms can do to ensure the deals get across the line.

23 October 2023

Latin America is a fertile environment for entrepreneurs

Latin American fintech regulations – or lack thereof in some jurisdictions – have created a breeding ground for start-ups and entrepreneurs. Now, fintech companies are looking to consolidate their regional presence with the help of capital injections, said panellists at Latin Lawyer Live: Private Equity in New York last week.

20 October 2023

Greater cohesion needed for Brazil to unleash anti-corruption potential

As Brazil’s Clean Companies Act (CCA) enters its second decade, speakers at Latin Lawyer and GIR Live: Anti-Corruption and Investigations say a lack of cohesion between the country’s numerous official bodies continues to hinder the fight against corruption.

18 October 2023

LatAm needs more private equity to close infrastructure gap

Latin American governments are not injecting enough GDP into projects, so private equity investment could be used to close the regional infrastructure gap, agreed panellists at last week's Latin Lawyer Live: Private Equity.

16 October 2023

LatAm IPOs to return in 2024

Latin American IPOs are expected to return next year when interest rates are set to drop, according to panellists who spoke at Latin Lawyer Live: Private Equity in New York yesterday.

11 October 2023

New Unilever GC in Brazil to prioritise ESG and diversity

Six months into the role as GC for Unilever in Brazil, Manuela Alves Nunes Dode tells LACCA about her priorities aligning the local operation with the global company’s ESG and sustainability framework and increasing diversity within the company’s legal department.

28 September 2023

DIP financings in LatAm to compete with US route

As several large Latin American businesses were forced into restructuring proceedings during the pandemic, many of them opted for Chapter 11 recognitions in the US to access debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings. But as new restructuring regimes take effect in Latin America, local companies may increasingly seek these finance structures at home.

26 September 2023

How can firms cultivate Mexico’s precarious IPO landscape?

Real estate company Vesta’s US$445 million listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in July has sparked confidence that there is still life for Mexican IPOs, despite a global slump. But opinion is divided among local and international law firms when it comes to determining whether Mexican IPOs are on the verge of blossoming or withering away.

11 September 2023

The fruits of international exposure

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2024

Global perspectives, high-quality advice and a deep understanding of international businesses are crucial features Latin American law firms need to reach for the top of the legal market. Latin Lawyer speaks to the region’s elite firms about how international exposure through LLMs and associate exchange programmes enrich their lawyers and help their firms gain a competitive edge and grow to new levels.

01 September 2023

Ianda Lopes revs up Uber Brazil as new GC

Uber Brazil’s new general counsel has set the wheels of its legal department in motion like never before. In an interview with LACCA, Ianda Lopes explores the role Uber plays in supporting Brazil’s gig economy, ways that artificial intelligence can complement human talent and making diversity a priority when choosing external counsel.

31 August 2023

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