Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados, Veirano Advogados, FreitasLeite Advogados, Souza, Mello e Torres and Mundie e Advogados have increased their partnerships, strengthening their capital markets, corporate, regulatory, tax and telecoms practices.
Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados has helped Carrefour’s Brazilian subsidiary buy a minority stake in local fintech company Ewally, as part of the retail chain’s strategy to break into Brazil’s digital financial market.
Banking on more infrastructure work, Veirano Advogados has hired two partners from Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados, increasing its firepower in the aviation and electricity sectors.
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
Brazilian firm Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados has helped the controlling shareholders of two solar power plants in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais obtain finance worth some 200 million reais (US$54 million).
TozziniFreire Advogados continues to strengthen its tax practice by hiring a partner from Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados after 13 years apart.
Some of Brazil’s most prestigious firms have been enlisted in a fierce legal battle for Avianca Brasil as its restructuring proceedings – marked by judicial deadlock, thousands of grounded flights and growing debt – gained renewed momentum on Monday.
Eighteen international law firms and 39 Brazilian outfits have helped steer 56 M&A deals that were announced, signed or closed in January and February, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest research.
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados was the Brazilian firm with the highest combined total value and volume of debt capital markets deals in January and February this year, according to Latin Lawyer’s latest reporting.