27 April 2017
Stocche Forbes Advogados has helped the Belo Monte energy consortium obtain a 2.56 billion reais (US$800 million) financing package from Brazilian development bank BNDES, which it will use to construct the first of two transmission lines from the Xingu river in the Amazon basin to the southeast of Brazil.
27 March 2017
Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados has added a partner to its tax practice.
06 March 2017
In the latest promotions and hires reported to Latin Lawyer, firms across Brazil are adding partners to their tax, corporate and finance practices.
06 February 2017
While 2016 marked the rise of populism in the US and Europe, in Latin America business-friendly administrations took the reins of several of the region’s countries. With this in mind, law firms stocked up departments in preparation for an expected uptick in transactional work. Latin Lawyer takes a look at the most significant of these developments.
21 December 2016
Few areas of law have been as severely affected by Latin America’s burgeoning compliance culture as M&A, particularly when the assets being merged or acquired may have derived from a parent company already involved in a corruption investigation. Although legislation recently introduced in Brazil aims to resolve many of the ambiguities raised in such a scenario, the untested nature of the regulations and absence of available case law means companies involved in a transactions are often left with more questions than answers, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer’s 7th Annual M&A Conference.
08 September 2016
Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Chilean IT company Sonda invest 114 million reais (US$35.7 million) in Ativas, a Minas Gerais software company.
05 February 2016
Brazil’s Azevedo Sette Advogados has hired Leonardo Pereira Lamego from Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados to head up its environment efforts.
17 April 2015
Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados has helped Brazilian power provider Cemig buy almost half Vale’s stake in the Belo Monte dam as part of a US$1.4 billion joint venture between the two companies to create electricity generator Aliança Energia.
25 March 2015
Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados has helped leading telecoms companies Telefônica Brasil, Claro, TIM and Algar incorporate a joint special purpose vehicle (SPV) to manage the reallocation of the 700 megahertz radio spectrum used by Brazil’s analogue televisions for use by 4G mobile service providers.
13 March 2015
Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados has helped Brazilian mining company Vale seal a US$1.4 billion joint venture with power company Cemig, the latest step in the miner’s reorganisation of its energy generation assets.