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Brookfield buys car business from Localiza and Unidas

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management has hired Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados to acquire a rental car company from Brazilian industry giants Localiza and Unidas for 3.6 billion reais (US$715 million).

05 July 2022

Brazil’s Constellation completes second restructuring

US firm White & Case LLP, Galdino & Coelho Advogados in Rio de Janeiro and two Mattos Filho offices have helped Brazilian oil drilling company Constellation complete a US$1.84 billion global restructuring, allowing it to exit a four-year recovery period and cut its debt by more than half.

05 July 2022

Banco Inter completes Nasdaq migration

Demarest Advogados and Machado Meyer Advogados have helped Brazil’s Banco Inter in a corporate restructuring that has allowed the bank to migrate its shares from the B3 to Nasdaq in New York.

30 June 2022

Machado Meyer celebrates 50 years with education institute launch

As part of its 50th anniversary this year, Brazilian Elite firm Machado Meyer Advogados has launched a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting education in the country.

27 June 2022

Brazilian iron miner gets US$375 million credit line

Allen & Overy LLP in Washington, DC and Milan and Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo have helped a group of banks lend US$375 million to Brazilian iron ore miner CSN Mineração.

24 June 2022

Machado Meyer hires disputes partner from Campos Mello

Brazilian Elite firm Machado Meyer Advogados has boosted its litigation and arbitration practices by hiring a partner from Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper.

22 June 2022

Talent under siege: retaining a generation

Lawyers today aren’t prepared to wait around decades for promotions or tolerate unstimulating working conditions. These were some of the quickly-evolving ‘generational concerns’ of young talent highlighted by managing partners at Latin Lawyer’s Elite Meeting earlier this month. Partners agreed that firms need to take the priorities of this generation seriously, or risk losing talent for good.

30 May 2022

Machado Meyer and Cescon Barrieu seal Banco BS2-Algar deal

Brazil’s Banco BS2 has enlisted Machado Meyer Advogados to enter a strategic partnership with local telecoms business Algar to provide financial services to local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

24 May 2022

PetroRio spends US$2.2 billion on Petrobras assets

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown and TozziniFreire Advogados have helped Brazilian oil and gas company PetroRio acquire offshore assets from state-owned Petrobras for US$2.2 billion.

12 May 2022

Oi settles BNDES and BTG Pactual debt after mobile unit sale

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo has helped Oi repay 6.6 billion reais (US$1.4 billion) worth of debt to Brazilian development bank BNDES and BTG Pactual, following the sale of its mobile division to Claro, Telefónica and TIM.

10 May 2022

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