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Private equity

LatAm-focused VC boutique hires Akerman partner

US venture capital boutique PAG Law has set up a permanent office in New York by hiring a partner from Akerman LLP's Latin America group to lead it.

Lifetime achievement award: Paulo Cezar Aragão

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC

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Lifetime achievement award: Paulo Cezar Aragão

At the age of 69, as active as ever, Paulo Cezar Aragão remains among Brazil’s most influential and respected lawyers, a titan of the profession capable of making the difference at a high-stakes negotiation table like very few are.

Edging out the competition

Christopher Finn, global head of operations at alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group, speaks to Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Todd Crider about private equity’s prospects in Latin America, the rewards of having on-the-ground expertise and what he looks for in external legal counsel.