The London office of US private equity heavyweight Kirkland & Ellis – the world's highest-grossing law firm – has recruited a Brazilian former Paul Hastings LLP lawyer as partner in its investment funds practice.
Motta Fernandes Advogados has increased the representation of women in its partnership by promoting three female lawyers to partner, strengthening its corporate, tax and competition practices.
Nicaraguan human rights activist Bianca Jagger has urged the international community to impose sanctions on the Nicaraguan government to condemn its weak response to covid-19, while the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has similarly urged Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega to rethink his approach to the pandemic in an open letter to the government.
For the second time in 2019, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has hired a partner from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados – this time recruiting Rio de Janeiro-based environmental lawyer Luiz Gustavo Escorcio Bezerra. Bezerra, 39, joined Tauil & Chequer on 14 October. He returns to the firm where he worked from 2008 to 2014, bringing five associates with him.
Brazilian firm Mattos Engelberg Advogados has strengthened its competition department with a lateral hire from Motta Fernandes Advogados.
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.
Former Xavier, Bernardes, Bragança, Sociedade de Advogados (XBB) members reunite at Motta Fernandes Advogados following three insurance and insolvency partner hires.
Worried about the declining respect for the rule of law around the world, International Bar Association president Horacio Bernardes Neto says Latin America is following this trend, citing Brazil and Venezuela as areas of growing concern.
It has been a decade since the launch of the Pro Bono Declaration of the Americas, a call to action to expand pro bono across Latin America. We ask lawyers who wrote the declaration about its influence on the evolution of pro bono in the region and what’s needed for the next 10 years.
Faveret Lampert Advogados; Motta Fernandes Advogados; and Pinheiro Guimarães have advised clients in a string of construction and infrastructure deals worth more 1.5 billion reais (US$387 million) combined.