Market: Brazil

Investing in Commercial Real Estate in Brazil: A High-level Analysis of Real Estate Impact Investing Trends

Featured in The Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

In Brazil, real estate is a crucial barometer for the economy, accounting for 10.6% of GDP in 2020. Its size means it is also one of the first industries to feel the effects of any economic crisis and one of the last to recover, making it a fascinating post-2020 environmental case study.

16 December 2022

Machado Meyer poaches two partners from Mattos Filho

Machado Meyer Advogados has reinforced its insurance practice by recruiting two partners from fellow Elite firm Mattos Filho.

15 December 2022

Brazilian eye hospital snaps up local clinic

Mattos Filho has helped Brazilian eye infirmary Hospital de Olhos de Pernambuco (HOPE) acquire a clinic from local counterpart Núcleo Especializado em Oftalmologia (Neo).

15 December 2022

CPP Investments acquires stake in V.Tal from BTG Pactual

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) has hired Mattos Filho to buy a minority stake in V.Tal, the fibre optics business of Brazilian telecoms company Oi, for 2.5 billion reais (US$468 million).

14 December 2022

Brazil privacy community mourns architect of the LGPD

Danilo Doneda, a leading privacy lawyer and one of the guiding hands behind Brazil’s data protection law (LGPD), has died aged 52.

14 December 2022

KLA promotes three to partner

Brazil’s KLA Advogados has strengthened its labour and wealth management practices by promoting three associates to its senior rank.

13 December 2022

French retailer sells stake in Brazil's Assaí with follow-on

Machado Meyer Advogados in São Paulo has helped Assaí, a Brazilian subsidiary of French retail group Casino, in a 2.6 billion reais (US$507 million) follow-on offering, which saw its parent company reduce its stake in the Latin American business.

13 December 2022

Brazilian pharma group expands medicine portfolio

Palma Guedes Advogados has helped Brazilian pharmaceuticals business MedQuímica buy the rights to several brands from the local subsidiary of Dutch medical company Bausch & Lomb.

13 December 2022

“A matter of democracy:" Q&A with Renata Cubas

Featured in Diversity Survey 2022

Mattos Filho partner and executive committee member Renata Cubas speaks to Latin Lawyer about the success of the firm’s Soma Talentos programme, the state of racial diversity in the Brazilian legal market and the challenges in overcoming inequality in leadership.

12 December 2022

Brazilian asset managers ink partnership

Lefosse has helped Banco do Brasil’s asset management arm BB Asset Management enter into a partnership with independent fund manager Nova Occam to launch a private credit business.

12 December 2022

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