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Patria raises US$117 million in Smart Fit follow-on
Two Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and Mattos Filho in São Paulo have helped Patria Investimentos reduce its stake in Brazilian gym chain Smart Fit through a follow-on offering worth 592 million reais (US$117 million).
08 June 2023
Brazilian sugar group secures DIP financing
One of São Paulo’s largest sugar and ethanol manufacturers, Clealco, has secured court approval for one of the first major debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing agreements since the 2021 reforms to Brazil’s bankruptcy code.
08 June 2023
Mattos Filho announces new managing partner
Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias will take over as managing partner of Mattos Filho from April 2024, working alongside outgoing leader Roberto Quiroga over the next ten-month transition period.
07 June 2023
Latin Lawyer Awards: in pictures
Last month, Latin Lawyer held its 17th annual charity awards ceremony to announce the winners of its Deal of the Year Awards and celebrate the achievements of some of the region’s leading lawyers.
06 June 2023
Several LatAm firms ink US$1.5 billion cross-border insurance buy
Hogan Lovells LLP has acted as lead counsel for insurance group HDI International in its acquisition of the Latin American business of Liberty Mutual Insurance for nearly US$1.5 billion, a deal that includes assets in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.
05 June 2023
Mattos Filho partner relaunches aviation boutique
Adriana Simões has left Mattos Filho to reopen her aviation boutique, Simões Sociedade de Advogados, after a four-year hiatus as partner at the Elite firm.
31 May 2023
Three Brazilian firms steer first private-to-public motorway transfer
Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has helped a company controlled by the western state of Mato Grosso acquire road concessionaire Rota do Oeste for 2.2 billion reais (US$440 million), the first time that a Brazilian private road concession has been passed on to public ownership.
30 May 2023
Petrobras loses claim against Odebrecht
Brazil’s Petrobras has lost a US$162 million arbitration against the construction group formerly known as Odebrecht over alleged violations of a shareholders’ agreement for a petrochemicals company.
19 May 2023
Cescon Barrieu hires from Mello Torres and Mattos Filho
Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has strengthened its investment funds and telecoms practice areas by hiring lawyers from Mello Torres and Mattos Filho as partners.
17 May 2023
Brazilian firms steer carbon credits project financing
Mattos Filho has helped Brazilian property investor Samuama structure a new financing vehicle that will invest in local forest assets and issue carbon credits.
17 May 2023