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Demarest hires from Campos Mello

Brazilian Elite firm Demarest Advogados has appointed two lawyers to its partnership by hiring a partner and senior associate from Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper, bolstering its energy and natural resources group.

18 October 2021

Latin Lawyer Elite survey: most firms show headcount growth

Featured in Latin Lawyer Elite 2021

Latin Lawyer’s latest research into the practices of the region’s leading firms indicates that as business activity continues to rise, many have been hiring to meet client demands.

18 October 2021

Alsea and Bain Capital co-invest in European restaurant operator

Mexican restaurant operator Alsea has hired Garrigues in Madrid and DLA Piper Gallástegui y Lozano in Mexico City to increase its stake in its subsidiary Alsea Europe through a joint investment with US private investment fund Bain Capital, worth nearly 111 million euros (US$128 million).

18 October 2021

Energy company gets financing to build Chile’s largest solar plant

Five offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and Larrain y Asociados in Santiago have helped Chilean energy company Generadora Metropolitana obtain a financing package worth US$987 million.

18 October 2021

Mattos Filho helps Oncoclínicas in double acquisition

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has advised private Brazilian medical group Oncoclínicas in the acquisition of two healthcare assets, worth more than 800 million reais (US$148 million) in total.

18 October 2021

Machado Meyer and Cescon Barrieu in car leasing issuance

Brazilian vehicle leasing company Companhia de Locação das Américas (Unidas) has relied on Machado Meyer Advogados to issue debentures worth 1.1 billion reais (US$208 million).

18 October 2021

SMPS Legal hires tax partner from Cuatrecasas

SMPS Legal has recruited a partner from Highly Recommended firm Cuatrecasas (Mexico), boosting its tax department.

15 October 2021

Kaszek and MercadoLibre seek LatAm tech partner after SPAC IPO

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York has helped a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by Brazilian investment company Kaszek and Argentine e-commerce group MercadoLibre go public with a US$288 million IPO.

15 October 2021

Brazil's Prosecutor General to keynote anti-corruption conference

Brazil’s Prosecutor General – Antônio Augusto Brandão de Aras – will keynote the Latin Lawyer and GIR Connect: Anti-Corruption & Investigations 2021 conference, which takes place on 20 October. Read on for further details and how to sign up.

15 October 2021

Mexican power transformers maker buys US counterpart

Mexican power transformers manufacturer ProlecGE has hired five offices of Sidley Austin LLP to acquire counterpart SPX Transformer Solutions from US engineering group SPX for US$645 million.

15 October 2021

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