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Demarest helps launch crypto exchange for start-ups in Brazil

Brazil’s Demarest Advogados has helped local crowdfunding organisation StartMeUp (SMU) launch a platform that will allow start-up companies and investors to trade securities as digital currency tokens.

18 January 2022

Several firms steer agri-fintech funding round in Argentina

Argentine agrifintech Agrofy has hired local firm Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados to obtain a US$30 million investment led by Norwegian chemical company Yara International.

12 January 2022

Demarest and Lefosse in agrochemical FIDC structuring

Swiss-headquartered agrochemical company Syngenta has turned to Demarest Advogados to structure a receivables investment fund, FIDC, and subsequently issue quotas worth a total of 800 million reais (US$144 million).

12 January 2022

Several firms in Brazil’s 2021 oil surplus auctions

Demarest Advogados has helped QP Brasil, a subsidiary of QatarEnergy, win a bid in the country’s most recent auction of transfer-of-rights for the offshore oil field Sépia, which raised some 25 billion reais (US$4.4 billion).

10 January 2022

Demarest appoints 11 new partners

Demarest Advogados has appointed 11 lawyers to partner, representing the Brazilian Elite firm’s largest promotion ever.

09 December 2021

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

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