Market: Brazil

TozziniFreire continues hiring spree with two new M&A partners

Just weeks after announcing senior-level hires, TozziniFreire Advogados has recruited two partners from local firm Landi, Rodrigues, Nakano e Giovannetti – LRNG, strengthening its corporate and M&A department.

16 June 2021

Samarco tables US$10 billion restructuring plan

One month after securing Chapter 15 recognition in New York, Brazilian miner Samarco Mineração has proposed a judicial reorganisation plan that could see unsecured creditors take an 85% haircut on their claims.

16 June 2021

Brazil's QuintoAndar eyes up Mexico after US$300 million injection

Brazilian law firm Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados has helped US venture capital group Ribbit lead a US$300 million funding round in Brazilian real estate start-up QuintoAndar.

16 June 2021

Pinheiro Neto and Souza Mello in Ser Educacional-FAEL acquisition

Brazilian higher education provider Ser Educacional has hired Pinheiro Neto Advogados to acquire private learning institution Faculdade Educacional da Lapa (FAEL) for 280 million reais (US$53 million).

16 June 2021

Lifetime Achievement Award: Sergio Bermudes

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

During his acclaimed career Sergio Bermudes has spearheaded important judicial precedents in Brazil, at the same time as instructing and shaping the next generation of litigation talent. He wins one of Latin Lawyer’s two Lifetime Achievement Awards.

15 June 2021

Pinheiro Neto helps Cielo ink FIDC transactions worth over US$1 billion

Brazilian law firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados has advised all parties in the structuring of two credit rights funds (FIDCs) by Brazil’s largest payment services provider Cielo, as well as in the funds’ first issuances worth a combined US$1 billion.

15 June 2021

Lobo de Rizzo promotes three to partner in Brazil

Brazilian law firm Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has added firepower to its tax, M&A, compliance and antitrust groups by promoting three lawyers to its senior rank.

14 June 2021

Rede D’Or São Luiz makes US$936 million equity offering in Brazil

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in São Paulo and New York has advised Brazilian healthcare service provider Rede D’Or São Luiz in a primary and secondary offering worth 4.9 billion reais (US$936 million).

11 June 2021

Cescon Barrieu opens public law practice with Tauil & Chequer hire

Brazilian law firm Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has hired a partner from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown to lead its new administrative law department.

10 June 2021

International Lawyer of the Year: Manuel Garciadiaz

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

Manuel Garciadiaz, head of the Latin America practice and corporate partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP – and this year’s winner of Latin Lawyer’s International Lawyer of the Year Award – has worked on some of Brazil’s most high-profile equity offerings during his career and has been at the forefront of the country's latest capital markets boom.

09 June 2021

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