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Laws are not enough to combat LatAm gender pay gap

The recent law on equal pay in Brazil is a step in the right direction to reduce the gender pay gap in Latin America’s largest economy, but panellists at Latin Lawyer Live: Labour & Employment agreed that there is a long way to go for the region’s equal pay laws to create tangible changes, and affirmative actions must be taken by companies to help reduce their pay gaps.

07 December 2023

Mattos Filho hires BMA lawyer to insurance partnership

Mattos Filho has appointed an associate from fellow Elite firm BMA Advogados as partner, strengthening its insurance, reinsurance and private pensions group.

04 December 2023

Watch: lawyers unpack biggest anti-corruption trends in LatAm

Partners from top US and Latin American firms tell Latin Lawyer how ESG-related misconduct, evolving technology and regulatory inconsistencies are shaping anti-corruption efforts in the region – including comment from UBS Latin America's head of financial crime prevention.

01 December 2023

Petrobras shareholders fail to revive arbitration against Brazil

Two minority shareholders in Brazil’s national oil and gas company Petrobras have failed to persuade a São Paulo court to reinstate a jurisdictional award in a US$34 billion arbitration against Brazil arising from the Lava Jato corruption scandal.

24 November 2023

BlackRock fund makes energy transition investment in Brazil

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has helped a BlackRock-owned investment fund, Climate Finance Partnership (CFP), acquire shares in Brazilian energy transition company Brasol.

21 November 2023

Speakers from CVM, Actis and Goldman Sachs to attend M&A event

Advisers from Brazilian bank BTG Pactual, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and UK investor Actis have been added to the line-up of speakers expected to attend Latin Lawyer’s M&A conference in São Paulo next month, alongside the president of Brazil’s securities commission CVM – João Pedro Barroso do Nascimento – who will keynote the event.

20 November 2023

Who are LACCA’s Thought Leaders 2024?

The results for this year’s LACCA Thought Leaders are in. We take a look at which private practice lawyers have been voted as the very best in their field by Latin America’s in-house community.

01 November 2023

Who is in LACCA Approved 2024?

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association has released the latest edition of LACCA Approved. Read on to find out who the leading private practitioners are and which law firms received the most votes from in-house counsel.

30 October 2023

Private equity group Ares invests US$100 million in Brazil’s Vinci

US private equity group Ares Management has hired Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles and BMA Advogados in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to purchase a minority stake in Brazilian counterpart Vinci Partners Investments for US$100 million.

25 October 2023

SAFs: a chance for Brazilian law firms to score

The transformation of top Brazilian football clubs into limited companies has been a game changer for attracting significant private equity investment in the local sports industry. Latin Lawyer finds out what Brazilian law firms can do to ensure the deals get across the line.

23 October 2023

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