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Brazilian pulp arbitration award survives hacking allegations

A Brazilian court has upheld an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award in an acrimonious dispute over the multibillion-dollar sale of a pulp producer, dismissing allegations the procedure was tainted by a cyberattack and a conflict of interests and awarding US$114 million in legal fees to the winning side.

08 August 2022

Ex-Mattos Filho partner joins TozziniFreire

TozziniFreire Advogados has hired a former banking and finance partner from fellow Elite firm Mattos Filho, deepening its legal advice on fintech, payment regulation and cryptocurrency matters.

02 August 2022

Mattos Filho hires disputes partner in Brasília

Mattos Filho has added strength to its litigation and arbitration offering by hiring a former Mundie e Advogados partner.

27 July 2022

Several firms anchor Santos port acquisition

Machado Meyer Advogados and Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados have helped a port operator controlled by Brazilian fund IG4 Capital acquire US$259 million worth of assets in the state of São Paulo from Rumo, the logistics group of Cosan.

26 July 2022

Norwegian companies join forces for solar project in Brazil

Several firms have helped three Norwegian energy companies sign an agreement to develop a solar project in Brazil and ink a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a local aluminium producer.

26 July 2022

Telefônica Brasil issues sustainability-linked debentures

Telefônica Brasil has enlisted Mattos Filho to make a 3.5 billion reais (US$641 million) debenture offering, which is linked to environmental and social goals.

26 July 2022

São Paulo water company gets blue loans from IFC and IDB Invest

Two Clifford Chance LLP offices and Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian state-owned water group Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo (SABESP) obtain two separate loans from multinational lenders IFC and IDB Invest, worth a total of 1.2 billion reais (US$230 million).

25 July 2022

Brazilian environmental company combines with US SPAC

Brazilian environmental management company Ambipar has enlisted five Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and Mattos Filho in São Paulo to combine its emergency response unit with a US special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in a deal worth 168 million reais (US$31 million).

19 July 2022

Samarco dam victims to have their day in English court

The English Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the victims of the Samarco Mineração dam collapse, which killed 19 people and resulted in Brazil’s worst environmental disaster, meaning the previously launched US$6.6 billion lawsuit against multinational BHP can be heard in English courts.

18 July 2022

Actis buys stake in Brazilian renewables group Omega

UK private equity group Actis has enlisted Mattos Filho to buy a minority stake in Brazilian renewable energy company Omega for 770 million reais (US$147 million).

07 July 2022

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