Luiz Octavio Lopes in our news

Brazilian renewables company gets equity investment

Brazilian investment fund Augment has enlisted Pinheiro Guimarães in São Paulo to make a 459 million reais (US$85 million) equity investment in local renewable energy company Origo.

12 August 2022

Lefosse incorporates compliance boutique

Brazilian Elite firm Lefosse has strengthened its compliance, investigations and white-collar crime practice by hiring a former BMA Advogados partner to lead the group.

10 August 2022

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

ArcelorMittal spends US$2.2 billion on Brazilian steel assets

The world’s largest steel group ArcelorMittal has hired Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago and Brazilian firms Tauil & Chequer Advogados and Lefosse to buy local counterpart Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém (CSP) for US$2.2 billion.

02 August 2022

Brazilian port operator makes its largest-ever issuance

Brazil’s Machado Meyer Advogados has helped local port operator Portonave raise 1.5 billion reais (US$292 million) in a debenture offering.

28 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

Lefosse hires insurance partner

Luciana Dias Prado, who has been a partner at both Demarest Advogados and Mattos Filho, has joined the partnership of fellow Brazilian Elite firm Lefosse, strengthening its insurance and private pensions department.

14 July 2022

Lefosse and Mattos Filho in Conexa Saúde investment round

Brazilian digital health platform Conexa Saúde has enlisted Lefosse to raise 200 million reais (US$38 million) in a funding round led by Goldman Sachs.

07 July 2022

Norway's BW buys Petrobras assets and oil storage vessel

Mattos Filho has helped Norwegian company BW Energy acquire two deepwater oil fields from Petrobras and a Brazil-based floating production storage unit (FPSO) from Italy's Saipem in a deal worth nearly US$150 million in total.

01 July 2022

BNP transfers wealth management group to Bradesco

Lefosse has helped French bank BNP Paribas transfer its Brazilian private banking and wealth management business to Banco Bradesco.

29 June 2022

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