Market: Brazil

Demarest reinforces mining and infrastructure offerings

Brazilian Elite firm Demarest Advogados has bolstered its mining and infrastructure departments by promoting two lawyers to partner.

09 December 2022

VC to target Brazilian agritech

Technology companies working in Brazil’s fruitful agribusiness sector will take centre stage for venture capital funds in 2023, said panellists at Latin Lawyer Live: Mergers & Acquisitions.

09 December 2022

Cescon Barrieu and Machado Meyer steer retail store merger

Brazilian department store chain Casa & Video has enlisted Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados to merge with local competitor Lojas le Biscuit.

09 December 2022

Banco Safra snaps up Brazilian counterpart Alfa

Banco Safra has enlisted Pinheiro Neto Advogados to buy a controlling stake in Brazilian financial institution Alfa for 1 billion reais (US$196 million).

08 December 2022

Diversity Survey: Onwards and upwards

Featured in Diversity Survey 2022

There has been slow but steady improvement when it comes to the number of black and indigenous lawyers at the region’s leading firms, but much more can be done to boost change. Latin Lawyer speaks to practitioners in Brazil about why firms need to go beyond the stats and work together to break barriers and step outside of comfort zones.

07 December 2022

Brazilian fintech is an evolution, not a revolution

Brazil’s established financial institutions should not feel threatened by emerging fintechs, but regulation will be integral to maintaining competition in the market, according to Eduardo Alcalay, the CEO of Bank of America Brasil.

07 December 2022

Chalfin Goldberg adds insurance partner in São Paulo

Brazilian firm Chalfin, Goldberg & Vainboim Advogados has bolstered its insurance and disputes offerings by hiring a partner from Ernesto Tzirulnik Advocacia.

06 December 2022

Brazilian hospitals challenge CADE’s preliminary merger approval

Brazil’s competition authority is allowing nine hospitals to oppose an opinion by the agency’s investigative arm that provisionally blessed private hospital operator Rede D’Or’s proposed acquisition of health insurer SulAmérica.

06 December 2022

PRIO snaps up oil field assets for US$180 million

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has helped Brazilian oil company PRIO, formerly known as PetroRio, acquire an additional stake in local counterpart Dommo Energia for 943 million reais (US$180 million).

06 December 2022

Brazil’s Bridge One buys stake in marketing group

Brazilian venture capital group Bridge One has hired BMA Advogados to buy a stake in local marketing consultancy BR Media.

06 December 2022

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