Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP in New York and San Francisco, L O Baptista Advogados in São Paulo and Harneys in the Cayman Islands have helped Brazilian e-commerce company VTEX raise US$255 million in a funding round led by SoftBank, making the start-up a tech unicorn.
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.
Latin Lawyer recorded 166 Brazilian M&A deals that were signed and announced between March and December 2019. When counting only public values, the combined deal value of signed and announced deals was over US$100 billion.
Two partners have left Stocche Forbes Advogados and Pereira Neto | Macedo Advogados to set up a firm focused on white-collar crime and antitrust law in São Paulo.
L O Baptista Advogados has bolstered its technology practice with a partner hire.
Adriana Braghetta has left her role as co-head of arbitration at Brazilian firm L O Baptista Advogados to set up her own boutique in São Paulo.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Softbank’s Latin America fund lead a 580 million reais (US$140 million) investment in Brazilian e-commerce platform VTEX.
L O Baptista Advogados founding partner, Luiz Olavo Baptista – who is credited as one of the pioneers of arbitration in Brazil – has died aged 81.
Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel Advogados has strengthened its labour practice by hiring a former L O Baptista Advogados lawyer as partner in São Paulo.
A former L O Baptista Advogados partner has opened a new disputes boutique in São Paulo and is joined by a second partner who was previously at Latin Lawyer 250 firm Levy & Salomão Advogados.