Brazil’s Serasa acquires anti-fraud software developer

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has helped Brazilian credit research business Serasa Experian purchase local fraud prevention platform AllowMe Tecnologias for US$45 million.

02 October 2023

Creel García-Cuéllar announces leadership succession plan

With its focus set on institutionalisation, Mexican Elite firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez SC has announced a succession plan that will see long-term partners Carlos Aiza, Jean Michel Enríquez and Luis Gerardo García step down from its management board.

29 September 2023

Vella Pugliese grows regulatory practice with double hire

Brazil’s Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados has bolstered its regulatory offering by hiring a partner from local outfit Leite Roston Advogados at the same time that it recruited an of counsel from Dalazen, Pessoa & Bresciani Advogados.

29 September 2023

Brazil's Furnas makes first notes issuance for US$710 million

Stocche Forbes Advogados has helped Furnas – Petrobras’ utilities subsidiary – raise 3.5 billion reais (US$710 million) in its first-ever issuance of notes.

29 September 2023

AES completes exchange offer in Argentina

The Argentine subsidiary of US power company AES has hired Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Bruchou & Funes de Rioja in Buenos Aires to carry out a US$146 million exchange offer.

29 September 2023

Demarest and Cescon Barrieu steer cross-border equipment buy

French industrial equipment supplier Loxam has hired Demarest Advogados to acquire Brazilian counterpart A Geradora Aluguel de Máquinas.

29 September 2023

Ferrere stars in Bolivian pet company restructuring

Ferrere (Bolivia) has helped US holding company Epet Hold acquire a share of Bolivian pet company Envíos Pet as part of the target group’s corporate restructuring.

29 September 2023

New Unilever GC in Brazil to prioritise ESG and diversity

Six months into the role as GC for Unilever in Brazil, Manuela Alves Nunes Dode tells LACCA about her priorities aligning the local operation with the global company’s ESG and sustainability framework and increasing diversity within the company’s legal department.

28 September 2023

Deal focus: CIFI structures sustainable debt fund

Amid the proliferation of sustainable financings in Latin America, LACCA speaks to the legal team at Panama-based lender Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI) about the challenges and legal work behind their recent structuring of a US$300 million sustainable infrastructure debt fund.

28 September 2023

Brazil's new equal pay law: closing the gap

Brazil’s new law on equal pay is putting pressure on local employers to proactively address gender equality issues within their organisations. In an article for LACCA, Leticia Ribeiro and Clarissa Lehmen, labour and employment partners at Trench Rossi Watanabe, analyse the new regulation and urge corporate legal departments to prepare for more labour agency inspections and increased labour union engagement at the workplace.

28 September 2023

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