Vanessa Fiusa in our news

Samarco dam victims to have their day in English court

The English Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the victims of the Samarco Mineração dam collapse, which killed 19 people and resulted in Brazil’s worst environmental disaster, meaning the previously launched US$6.6 billion lawsuit against multinational BHP can be heard in English courts.

18 July 2022

Actis buys stake in Brazilian renewables group Omega

UK private equity group Actis has enlisted Mattos Filho to buy a minority stake in Brazilian renewable energy company Omega for 770 million reais (US$147 million).

07 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

Brazil’s Constellation completes second restructuring

US firm White & Case LLP, Galdino & Coelho Advogados in Rio de Janeiro and two Mattos Filho offices have helped Brazilian oil drilling company Constellation complete a US$1.84 billion global restructuring, allowing it to exit a four-year recovery period and cut its debt by more than half.

05 July 2022

Several firms in multi-billion-dollar shopping centre merger

Brazilian shopping centre group BRMalls has hired Brazilian firms Spinelli Advogados and Mattos Filho to enter into a merger with local counterpart Aliansce Sonae Shopping Centers, creating a company worth some 12 billion reais (US$2 billion).

04 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

Setting up shop in a time of crisis

Opening a law firm during uncertain times might seem like a risky strategy, yet many lawyers took the bold decision to open a new office in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic. Latin Lawyer spoke to partners from some of the firms that launched over the last two years, learning about the importance of technology to overcome challenges, how to create a law firm culture whilst working from home as well as unexpected surprises from their opportunistic arrival into the market.

29 June 2022

Brazil privatises Eletrobras

Brazilian state-owned development bank BNDES has hired Shearman & Sterling LLP in São Paulo and New York and local firms Lefosse and Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown to reduce its stake in Eletrobras through a 33.7 billion reais (US$6.9 billion) offering – the largest Brazilian privatisation in two decades.

20 June 2022

Mattos Filho and BMA steer insurance buy

Brazilian insurance group HDI Seguros has hired Mattos Filho to acquire the retail business of local counterpart Sompo Seguros.

13 June 2022

Several firms guide largest-ever Brazilian real estate acquisition

Canadian investor Brookfield has hired Mattos Filho and i2a Advogados to acquire real estate assets in three Brazilian cities from local investor BR Properties for 6 billion reais (US$1.2 billion).

30 May 2022

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