Market: Brazil

BTG Pactual makes follow-on offering

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in São Paulo and New York and Brazil’s BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão have helped BTG Pactual raise 2.6 billion reais (US$475 million) in a follow-on offering.

24 February 2021

Pro bono: Setting a precedent

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Latin Lawyer spoke to TozziniFreire Advogados partner Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri and pro bono co-ordinator Clara Pacce Pinto Serva about the firm’s collaboration with US tech giant Facebook, non-profit group União de Núcleos, Associações dos Moradores de Heliópolis e Região (UNAS) and Brazilian clearing house Instituto Pro Bono on a project providing legal assistance to residents of a favela in São Paulo. The project was the recipient of Latin Lawyer’s Pro Bono Project of the Year Award.

22 February 2021

Brazil sees first non-Petrobras gas transportation contract

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has helped Brazilian gas company TAG sign the country’s first ever natural gas transportation contract – in which Petrobras is not the transporter – with chemicals company Proquigel.

22 February 2021

Latin Lawyer's Leading Lights for pro bono

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Here we celebrate “Leading Lights”, the law firms making a noteworthy contribution to strengthening Latin America’s pro bono culture.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: Clearing the way

Featured in Pro bono 2020

As clearing house membership reaches an all-time high, the institutions across the region acting as the go-between for law firms and pro bono projects are reinventing themselves, adapting to the times to provide first-class responses to those most in need. They are plugging gaps, as well as making pro bono networks more inclusive.

22 February 2021

Pro bono: A critical state

Featured in Pro bono 2020

Necessity is often considered the greatest driver of innovation. As a result of covid-19, the traditional service model for legal advice across all practice areas has had to evolve, pro bono included. Lawyers who work in this field are having to adapt to continue to provide access to justice for vulnerable people in today’s digitalised and distressed world.

22 February 2021

Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center's Pro Bono Survey 2020

Featured in Pro bono 2020

The latest results from our annual research indicate that despite a year of unique and severe challenges, law firms are as committed as ever to doing pro bono. We report on what firms are doing to push their efforts to the next level.

22 February 2021

Four firms in Locaweb follow-on offering

Mayer Brown LLP in New York and Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in São Paulo have helped local internet services company Locaweb raise US$511 million in follow-on offering on the B3 stock exchange.

22 February 2021

Brazil’s Simpar makes US$625 million in sustainability-linked bond issue

Brazilian logistics company Simpar has called on Milbank in São Paulo and New York and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados in São Paulo to raise US$625 million in a sustainability-linked bond issuance and launch a concurrent tender offer.

19 February 2021

Interior design company Westwing makes B3 IPO

Brazilian interior design company Westwing has hired two Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP offices and Lefosse Advogados in São Paulo to raise 1 billion reais (US$193 million) in an initial public offering on the B3 stock exchange that priced close to the top of the expected price range.

18 February 2021

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