Market: Brazil

Brazilian pulp arbitration leads to cyber hack challenge

A São Paulo court has stayed a partial award in a multibillion-dollar International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) dispute over the sale of a pulp maker while it considers allegations that the arbitration has been tainted by cyber hacking.

14 April 2021

Several firms in Brazilian agribusiness acquisition

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in New York and Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados in São Paulo have helped chemicals and minerals company ICL do Brasil acquire counterpart Compass Minerals América do Sul for 2.2 billion reais (US$402 million).

14 April 2021

After one year of covid-19, what have we learnt?

A year after everything changed, Jaime Fernández Madero of Fernández Madero Consulting says now is the time to set aside old beliefs to fully embrace the new world.

13 April 2021

Machado Meyer steers Caixapar’s final divestment of Banco Pan

Machado Meyer Advogados has helped a division of Brazilian state-owned bank Caixa Econômica Federal divest its remaining stake in Banco Pan for US$660 million.

13 April 2021

Lefosse and Spinelli help GOL restructuring take off

Lefosse Advogados has helped Brazilian low-cost airline GOL absorb its loyalty programme business Smiles Fidelidade as part of a corporate restructuring, in a deal worth 2.5 billion reais (US$441 million).

13 April 2021

Trench Rossi and Veirano steer Accenture investment in Brazil

The Brazilian subsidiary of global consulting business Accenture has hired Trench Rossi Watanabe to acquire local consulting and engineering company Pollux.

12 April 2021

Stocche Forbes, Ulhôa Canto and Machado Meyer in CEEE-D privatisation

Stocche Forbes Advogados and Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados have helped Brazilian power company Equatorial Energia acquire state-run electricity distributor Companhia Estadual de Distribuicao de Energia Eletrica (CEEE-D) and assume its 7 billion reais (US$1.2 billion) debt pile, in one of Brazil’s latest privatisations.

09 April 2021

Brazilian firms in US health consultancy acquisition

Latham & Watkins LLP in New York and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo have helped US health information and technology company Cerner acquire healthcare consultancy Kantar Health for US$375 million, handing it assets in Brazil.

09 April 2021

Sidley Austin and Mattos Filho set up Vinci Partners impact fund

Three Sidley Austin LLP offices and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo have helped Brazilian private equity company Vinci Partners structure an impact fund and help it raise 1 billion reais (US$179 million).

09 April 2021

Ex-Veirano, Dias Carneiro and Ulhôa Canto partners launch new firm

Four partners from well-known Brazilian law firms Veirano Advogados, Dias Carneiro Advogados and Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados have left to launch a corporate and venture capital outfit in São Paulo.

07 April 2021

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