Market: Brazil

Peru’s evidence in Odebrecht cases leads to rift with Brazil

Brazilian prosecutors have reportedly suspended cooperation with Peru on high-profile corruption investigations because of concerns about the state’s use of evidence in arbitrations relating to Odebrecht projects.

02 December 2022

Tauil & Chequer structures privatisation of Brazilian food company

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has helped state-owned development bank BNDES structure the privatisation of state-owned food company Ceasaminas, which plans to auction off its shares and assets for 423 million reais (US$79 million) by the end of the year.

02 December 2022

Acquisition Finance in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

Although the financing is obtained by the buyer, the seller is also interested in ensuring that the buyer has locked in the financing to be able to pay the purchase price at closing.

02 December 2022

Environmental, Social and Governance in Latin America – Will the M&A Market Continue to Expand?

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

Attorneys practising in the region should be prepared to address ESG matters in transactional preparation, due diligence investigations, acquisition documentation and post-closing operations as ESG practices are adopted by financial institutions, strategic investors and regulatory authorities throughout Latin America.

02 December 2022

Public M&As, Hostile Takeovers and Shareholder Activism

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

With businesses driven primarily by family groups, investment funds and entities controlled by local governments, for most of the population trading shares was, and to a certain extent still is, a distant reality.

02 December 2022

Roundtable: The Impact of Political Instability and Social Unrest on Dealmaking in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions - Third Edition

Latin Lawyer brought together a panel of leading M&A practitioners to discuss the political situation in some of Latin America’s largest markets, as well as the impact of uncertainty on dealmaking in the region.

02 December 2022

Suzano, Vale and Marfrig sow forest conservation JV in Brazil

Several firms have helped Brazilian corporate giants Vale and Suzano enter into a joint venture with a syndicate of multinational banks and local food company Marfrig to launch an initiative aimed at protecting and restoring the country’s forests.

01 December 2022

Licks Attorneys adds two litigation partners in Brasília and Rio

Brazilian firm Licks Attorneys has strengthened its litigation offering by appointing two of its associates as partner.

01 December 2022

Machado Meyer surpasses 100 partners with promotions

Brazil’s Machado Meyer Advogados has strengthened its corporate, tax, litigation, labour and energy practices by appointing eight partners.

30 November 2022

Brazil challenges health insurance merger over duopoly concerns

Brazil’s competition authority has asked its administrative tribunal to block Hapvida's purchase of rival Smile, less than a year after prohibiting another attempted acquisition by the health insurance provider.

30 November 2022

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