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Azul backs off from LATAM offer after restructuring filed

Two days after South America’s largest airline LATAM submitted a Chapter 11 plan in New York, one of its Brazilian competitors has backed off from an offer to combine with the Chile-headquartered company.

08 December 2021

Demarest and Cleary help first Brazilian SPAC register with CVM

Demarest Advogados in São Paulo and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in São Paulo and New York have helped Brazil’s first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), sponsored by US consultancy group Alvarez & Marsal, register with the South American country’s securities and exchange commission, CVM.

07 December 2021

Banco Inter acquires US fintech USEND

Brazilian Banco Inter has hired Morrison & Foerster LLP in Miami, San Francisco and New York and Demarest Advogados in São Paulo to purchase US-based finance start-up USEND.

01 December 2021

LATAM Airlines gets additional US$750 million DIP financing

LATAM Airlines has hired several international and Latin American law firms to obtain an additional US$750 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing, part of the aviation group’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

24 November 2021

ESG: Navigating a sea of change

As environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns continue to climb up the corporate agenda in Latin America, law firms can play a crucial role in helping companies achieve sustainable business transformation, but the varying definitions and frameworks around ESG can be difficult to navigate. We find out what the region’s firms are doing to help clients identify some of the key challenges and opportunities.

22 November 2021

Bichara and Demarest in US$330 million agribusiness acquisition

Bichara Advogados has helped Terrus, the agribusiness branch of Brazilian poultry company Granja Faria, buy local counterpart IPA from US investment manager Solum Partners for 1.8 billion reais (US$330 million).

22 November 2021

Rio street lights turn “green” with help from several firms

Rio de Janeiro’s public lighting concessionaire Smart RJ has hired White & Case LLP in New York and São Paulo and Demarest Advogados in São Paulo to raise 925 million reais (US$170 million) in a social bond issuance, the proceeds of which it will use make the city’s light infrastructure more eco-friendly.

18 November 2021

Brazil raises US$8.5 billion in LatAm's largest 5G auction

Several Brazilian law firms have confirmed their roles helping successful bidders in the country’s largest-ever public auction of telecoms assets, which raised some 47.2 billion reais (US$8.5 billion).

11 November 2021

CBLM adds tax partner with Demarest hire

Tax-focused CBLM Advogados has strengthened its offering by hiring an associate from Brazilian Elite firm Demarest Advogados as partner, the second addition to its partnership this year.

11 November 2021

Softbank invests in Brazilian banking and payments platform

Demarest Advogados in São Paulo has advised Japan’s Softbank as one of the lead investors in a US$108 million funding round for Brazilian banking and payments technology platform Pismo.

05 November 2021

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