Market: Brazil

Araújo e Policastro strengthens energy offering

Brazilian Highly Recommended firm Araújo e Policastro Advogados has bolstered its energy offering by adding an independent practitioner as partner.

21 July 2022

Shell invests in Brazilian carbon credit trader

Trench Rossi Watanabe has helped the Brazilian subsidiary of energy giant Shell acquire a minority stake in local carbon credits company Carbonext for US$40 million.

21 July 2022

Brazilian environmental company combines with US SPAC

Brazilian environmental management company Ambipar has enlisted five Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP offices and Mattos Filho in São Paulo to combine its emergency response unit with a US special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in a deal worth 168 million reais (US$31 million).

19 July 2022

Pinheiro Neto and BMA advise on customer experience deal

French customer experience and business process outsourcing (BPO) group Webhelp has turned to Pinheiro Neto Advogados to acquire Curitiba-based counterpart Grupo Services.

19 July 2022

Samarco dam victims to have their day in English court

The English Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the victims of the Samarco Mineração dam collapse, which killed 19 people and resulted in Brazil’s worst environmental disaster, meaning the previously launched US$6.6 billion lawsuit against multinational BHP can be heard in English courts.

18 July 2022

TozziniFreire hires tech partner from ASBZ Advogados

Brazilian Elite firm TozziniFreire Advogados has strengthened its technology and digital law practice by hiring a partner from ASBZ Advogados.

15 July 2022

Lefosse hires insurance partner

Luciana Dias Prado, who has been a partner at both Demarest Advogados and Mattos Filho, has joined the partnership of fellow Brazilian Elite firm Lefosse, strengthening its insurance and private pensions department.

14 July 2022

Several Brazilian firms steer lab merger

BMA Advogados has helped Brazilian healthcare and laboratory group Fleury acquire local counterpart Hermes Pardini, creating a company worth some 6.1 billion reais (US$1.2 billion).

14 July 2022

Martinelli advises on football club restructuring in Brazil

Martinelli Advogados has helped São Paulo-based football club Ferroviária Futebol Clube restructure into a Sociedade Anônima de Futebol (SAF).

14 July 2022

Eneva raises funds to pay for power plant acquisition

Brazilian energy company Eneva has hired Stocche Forbes in São Paulo to make a follow-on share offering worth 4.2 billion reais (US$818 million).

13 July 2022

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