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Latin Lawyer Technology Survey: the results are in

The results of Latin Lawyer’s first-ever technology survey indicate that Latin American firms have embraced legal technology with open arms, with over half of respondents saying they use AI tools in their work. Spending on AI is also set to rise in the year ahead, but most firms are simultaneously apprehensive about the ethical implications of this type of technology.

19 February 2024

Lefosse partner launches competition boutique

A former partner at Elite firm Lefosse has opened his own competition boutique to provide clients with a “more flexible, bespoke service.”

19 February 2024

I Squared invests US$400 million in Brazil’s Órigo Energia

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped US private equity group company I Squared Capital invest US$400 million in Brazil's Órigo Energia, marking its first investment in Latin America’s largest economy.

12 February 2024

Lefosse hires Mattos Filho lawyer as partner

Lefosse has recruited a senior associate from fellow Elite firm Mattos Filho as partner, strengthening its life sciences practice.

08 February 2024

Familiar firms return for US$600 million Cosan offering

Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Cosan has called on two Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offices and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo to raise US$600 million through a note offering.

05 February 2024

“The devil is in the detail”: Brazilian lawyers sceptical of new bankruptcy rules

Lawyers in São Paulo tell Latin Lawyer’s sister platform Global Restructuring Review that new bankruptcy rules proposed by Brazil’s government earlier this month are a good first step, but they need to be fleshed out before they will fulfil their aims of making liquidation processes more efficient, reducing litigation and giving creditors greater control.

02 February 2024

Brazil’s BB Asset and JGP partner for ESG funds

Lefosse has helped BB Asset – Banco do Brasil’s fund manager – enter into a partnership with Brazilian independent asset manager JGP to structure ESG-focused investment funds.

01 February 2024

Brazilian firm SBS adds Lefosse counsel to partnership

Rio de Janeiro-based firm SBS Advogados has hired a counsel from Lefosse as partner, boosting its disputes and regulatory practices.

25 January 2024

Qualicorp founder buys Brazil's Amil for US$2.2 billion

Arnold & Porter in New York and Brazilian firms Bichara Advogados, Spinelli Advogados and Souto Correa Advogados have helped Brazilian entrepreneur José Seripieri Filho buy the country's largest health insurer, Amil, from US insurance and medical services group UnitedHealth for 11 billion reais (US$2.2 billion).

11 January 2024

Eneva subsidiary issues US$1 billion for power projects

Lefosse has helped Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe (CELSE), a subsidiary of Brazilian energy company Eneva, issue 5 billion reais (US$1 billion) worth of debentures for the funding of operations at its power plants.

07 December 2023

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