Work Area: Litigation

Brazil’s Supreme Court dismisses challenge to concession law

The Brazilian Supreme Court has dismissed a case brought by the Attorney General’s Office, ruling that concessionaires can legally continue to transfer concessions or control of a project without a bidding procedure.

23 March 2022

Lefosse nabs partners from TozziniFreire and E Munhoz

Lefosse has added two lawyers to its senior rank by hiring partners from fellow Elite firm TozziniFreire Advogados and E Munhoz Advogados, boosting its disputes and restructuring departments.

17 March 2022

Brazil's Baptista Luz boosts female partner count

Baptista Luz Advogados has appointed four partners by hiring the IP head of Highly Recommended KLA Advogados and promoting three lawyers, strengthening its technology, fintech, labour and disputes practices.

15 March 2022

Velloza Advogados hires ex-federal judge as partner

Brazilian tax-focused firm Velloza Advogados has hired a former federal court judge as partner, bolstering its arbitration, white-collar crime and public law practices.

14 March 2022

Cuatrecasas adds partners in Bogotá and Santiago

Cuatrecasas has nabbed the disputes head of Holland & Knight (Colombia) to boost its Bogotá office, while also hiring a tax-specialist from KPMG as partner and to lead its efforts in that field in Chile.

11 March 2022

Deal of the Year: the shortlists for disputes, regulatory and restructuring

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the deals shortlisted for the disputes, regulatory and restructuring categories of our 16th annual Deal of the Year Awards.

04 March 2022

Brazilian IP firm Luiz Leonardos hires new litigation head

Brazilian IP specialist Luiz Leonardos & Advogados has hired a partner from Guerra IP to head up its litigation department.

01 March 2022

Pillsbury hires renowned litigator from McKool Smith

US law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has strengthened its Latin American offering by adding highly-respected litigator Willie Wood to its disputes practice in Houston.

21 February 2022

Supreme Court removes billion-dollar labour fine for Petrobras

Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court has ruled to remove a 47 billion reais (US$8.9 billion) fine imposed on oil giant Petrobras three years ago by the Superior Labour Court, following a complaint by workers over a minimum wage programme.

21 February 2022

Carmigniani Pérez lawyer joins Falconi Puig as partner in Ecuador

Ecuadorean law firm Falconi Puig Abogados has appointed a corporate and disputes partner by hiring an associate from Highly Recommended outfit Carmigniani Pérez Abogados, which recently elevated a litigation lawyer to its senior rank.

10 February 2022

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