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Who is in LACCA Approved 2022?

The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) has released the latest edition of LACCA Approved. We take a look at the results to find out who Latin America’s leading law firm partners are, as voted for by in-house counsel.

30 November 2021

Grupo Pão de Açúcar sells supermarkets for US$946 million

Brazilian supermarket chain Sendas Distribuidora (Assaí) has turned to Pinheiro Guimarães to purchase 71 stores from counterpart Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição, which operates as Pão de Açúcar, for 5.2 billion reais (US$946 million).

22 October 2021

Pinheiro Neto and Souza Mello in Ser Educacional-FAEL acquisition

Brazilian higher education provider Ser Educacional has hired Pinheiro Neto Advogados to acquire private learning institution Faculdade Educacional da Lapa (FAEL) for 280 million reais (US$53 million).

16 June 2021

Lifetime Achievement Award: Sergio Bermudes

During his acclaimed career Sergio Bermudes has spearheaded important judicial precedents in Brazil, at the same time as instructing and shaping the next generation of litigation talent. He wins one of Latin Lawyer’s two Lifetime Achievement Awards.

15 June 2021

Souza Mello in XP public offering

Souza, Mello e Torres has helped Brazilian investment management company XP Investimentos make its first public offering – worth 1.2 billion reais (US$221 million) – on the B3 stock exchange.

05 May 2021

Banco Modal boosts data analysis offering with fintech buys

Brazil’s Souza, Mello e Torres has helped local finance group Banco Modal acquire two data intelligence start-ups to bolster its digital banking services.

27 April 2021

Hapvida and Notre Dame in huge US$21 billion tie-up

Five Brazilian law firms have advised on the 120 billion reais (US$21 billion) merger of local health insurance companies Hapvida and Notre Dame, marking the country’s largest corporate tie-up in more than a decade.

04 March 2021

Souza Mello and Almeida Advogados in Brazilian telecoms tower deal

Souza, Mello e Torres has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of multinational telecoms infrastructure company IHS Towers buy local counterpart Skysites.

20 January 2021

Brazilian subsidiary of Colombia’s ISA buys São Paulo power network

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped the Brazilian transport subsidiary of Colombian infrastructure group ISA acquire the operator of a 30-kilometre underground power transmission network in São Paulo for 1.5 billion reais (US$287 million).

15 January 2021

Brazilian logistics operation buys e-commerce business

Brazil’s BBM Logística has hired Souza, Mello e Torres to acquire local e-commerce company Diálogo.

05 January 2021

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