Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has hired an anti-corruption partner and promoted five other lawyers in the corporate, technology, litigation and due diligence areas to partners.
Some 45 Latin American and international law firms have helped the region’s companies raise more than US$13.4 billion through 41 equity capital markets transactions during the first six months of 2019, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
Latin Lawyer recorded 22 equity transactions in Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America between May and June with a combined value of more than US$8.1 billion.
Latin Lawyer recorded 13 equity transaction in Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America between March and April with a combined value of more than US$3.6 billion.
It’s no secret that many of Latin America’s largest companies remain controlled by small, concentrated groups reluctant to relinquish control, limiting these entities’ ability to tap into a bigger pool of resources through the capital markets. This status quo makes public M&A deals a rarity in the region. Christina McKeon Frutuoso considers the challenges faced by lawyers when such transactions do arise.
Two Brazilian trade associations have written an open letter to members of the country’s government asking for more female representation at Brazil’s competition authority.
White & Case LLP in New York and the São Paulo offices of Azevedo Sette Advogados and Vinicius Marques de Carvalho Advogados have helped Brazilian mining company Vale buy a majority stake in counterpart Ferrous for 2.1 billion reias (US$550 million).
Some 107 Latin American and international law firms have helped companies in the region raise nearly US$90 billion through 367 debt capital markets deals between January and June of this year, according to Latin Lawyer's data.
Latin Lawyer recorded 109 debt transactions in Brazil between May and June, worth a combined US$19.9 billion
Latin Lawyer recorded 74 debt transactions in Brazil between March and April, worth a combined US$21.5 billion