Gil F Mendes in our news

Setting up shop in a time of crisis

Opening a law firm during uncertain times might seem like a risky strategy, yet many lawyers took the bold decision to open a new office in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic. Latin Lawyer spoke to partners from some of the firms that launched over the last two years, learning about the importance of technology to overcome challenges, how to create a law firm culture whilst working from home as well as unexpected surprises from their opportunistic arrival into the market.

29 June 2022

Brazil privatises Eletrobras

Brazilian state-owned development bank BNDES has hired Shearman & Sterling LLP in São Paulo and New York and local firms Lefosse and Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown to reduce its stake in Eletrobras through a 33.7 billion reais (US$6.9 billion) offering – the largest Brazilian privatisation in two decades.

20 June 2022

Mattos Filho and BMA steer insurance buy

Brazilian insurance group HDI Seguros has hired Mattos Filho to acquire the retail business of local counterpart Sompo Seguros.

13 June 2022

Several firms guide largest-ever Brazilian real estate acquisition

Canadian investor Brookfield has hired Mattos Filho and i2a Advogados to acquire real estate assets in three Brazilian cities from local investor BR Properties for 6 billion reais (US$1.2 billion).

30 May 2022

Four firms guide Aegea sustainability-linked bond offer

Brazil’s largest privately-owned water and sanitation company Aegea has hired three White & Case LLP offices and Mattos Filho in São Paulo to raise US$500 million in a sustainability-linked bond issuance.

27 May 2022

Brazilian fintech Dock completes US$110 million funding round

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York has helped Brazilian fintech Dock get US$110 million in an equity investment round, bringing the company’s valuation to over US$1.5 billion.

26 May 2022

Mercuria funds Seacrest’s Brazilian oil asset acquisitions

Multinational energy group Mercuria has turned to Herbert Smith Freehills in London, two offices of Brazilian firm Lefosse and Ferrere (Uruguay) to make debt and minority equity investments in Bermudan private equity manager Seacrest.

25 May 2022

Oaktree lends US$225 million to Costa Rican lab

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, Brazilian firm Mattos Filho and BLP (Costa Rica) have helped US investor Oaktree Capital Management lend US$225 million to Costa Rican medical technology company Establishment Labs.

20 May 2022

US food producer buys Brazilian rendering group

Texan food processor Darling Ingredients has hired Mattos Filho to acquire Brazilian rendering group FASA for 2.8 billion reais (US$560 million).

19 May 2022

Mattos Filho and Pinheiro Neto steer emergency power loan

Mattos Filho has helped Brazil’s Chamber of Electric Energy Commercialisation (CCEE) obtain a 5.5 billion reais (US$1.1 billion) financing from a syndicate of banks to prevent rises in electricity prices.

17 May 2022

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