Market: Brazil

Lavez Coutinho hires former Demarest tax partner

Just a couple of months after the firm launched, Lavez Coutinho has hired a former Demarest Advogados partner to boost its tax offering.

23 February 2024

Brazilian gas pipeline raises US$1.6 billion in debentures offering

Nova Transportadora do Sudeste (NTS) – a Brazilian gas pipeline formerly owned by Petrobras – has called on Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados to issue 8 billion reais (US$1.6 billion) worth of debentures.

23 February 2024

Bank of China expands in Brazil with acquisition

The Bank of China has enlisted Pinheiro Neto Advogados for its acquisition of the Brazilian arm of China Construction Bank (CCB).

23 February 2024

Brazil calls on familiar firms for US$4.5 billion offering

Three Arnold & Porter offices helped the Republic of Brazil raise US$4.5 billion through a bond offering on the international markets.

22 February 2024

Brazilian developer snaps up local real estate assets

Two Paul Hastings LLP offices and Mattos Filho in São Paulo have helped Brazilian real estate developer SYN Prop e Tech stakes in two local counterparts.

22 February 2024

Cracking the code: dispelling the smoke and mirrors around legal tech

With shiny, new and impressive legal technology tools appearing on the market every day, firms must cut through the smoke and mirrors of the rapidly evolving digital market and ensure that they are making informed choices to implement the right innovation and avoid making poor investments.

21 February 2024

Court throws out Petrobras mega claim against Brazilian banks

Several law firms have helped a syndicate of Brazil’s largest banks defeat a 40 billion reais (US$8 billion) claim brought against them by Petrobras, in which the state-owned oil giant accused the finance groups of conspiring to manipulate foreign exchange rates between 2007 and 2013.

21 February 2024

Brazilian firms help drone investment take off

Madrona Fialho Advogados has helped Brazilian private equity firm Spectra Investimentos acquire a minority stake in the drone manufacturing subsidiary of local aerospace-focused investment fund FIP Aerotec.

21 February 2024

Mercado Livre secures naming rights for stadium in São Paulo

Mercado Livre has turned to Cesnik, Quintino, Salinas, Fittipaldi & Valerio Advogados to acquire the naming rights to the Pacaembu football stadium in São Paulo – a deal that is expected to generate 1 billion reais (US$202 million) worth of investment.

20 February 2024

Mattos Filho steers plastics buy

Spanish plastics manufacturer Betapack has called on Mattos Filho to sell bottle cap producer Mirvi Brasil to Latin American plastics company Valgroup.

20 February 2024

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