Market: Brazil

Stocche Forbes announces seven new partners

Brazil's Stocche Forbes Advogados has strengthened several practice areas by promoting seven lawyers to partner, growing its partnership by a fifth.

22 December 2022

Bichara adds three partners and infrastructure practice

Brazilian law firm Bichara Advogados has hired a partner from Arap, Nishi & Uyeda Advogados to lead its new infrastructure practice, while also promoting two lawyers to its senior rank and incorporating two consultants.

22 December 2022

LatAm firms help UPS seal Bomi acquisition

Seven Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP offices, Brigard Urrutia in Bogotá, Brazil’s Mattos Filho and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima have helped US delivery company UPS finalise its acquisition of Italian healthcare logistics group Bomi.

22 December 2022

Petrobras divests refinery to Brazil’s Atem

A subsidiary of Brazilian oil and gas group Atem has enlisted Mattos Filho to acquire a refinery from state-owned counterpart Petrobras for US$257 million.

22 December 2022

Felsberg boosts tax practice with promotion

Brazilian firm Felsberg Advogados has bolstered its tax department by promoting an associate to partner.

21 December 2022

MercadoLibre joins App Store complainants

South America’s largest online marketplace MercadoLibre has complained to the Brazilian and Mexican competition authorities that Apple imposes unlawful restrictions on digital retailers.

21 December 2022

Crescera completes investment in Brazilian education group Vitru

Two Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offices and Brazilian firm Lefosse in São Paulo have helped Brazilian education group Vitru make two private shares offerings worth a combined 300 million reais (US$59 million), handing local investor Crescera Capital new equity in the company.

21 December 2022

BMA appoints three partners

BMA Advogados has boosted its offering in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo by promoting three lawyers to partner across its corporate, antitrust and oil and gas departments, preparing for "a significant level of M&A activity" in the new year.

20 December 2022

Brazilian boutique Prado Vidigal adds third partner

Brazilian data privacy firm Prado Vidigal has appointed its first partner since it launched two years ago, promoting an associate to its senior rank.

20 December 2022

US court dismisses last challenge to LATAM Chapter 11 plan

Dismissing the last remaining dispute over LATAM Airlines’ Chapter 11 plan, the US’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals has addressed for the first time whether a debtor has to pay post-petition interest (PPI) to unsecured creditors to be able to treat them as unimpaired.

20 December 2022

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