Market: Brazil

Several firms in multi-billion-dollar shopping centre merger

Brazilian shopping centre group BRMalls has hired Brazilian firms Spinelli Advogados and Mattos Filho to enter into a merger with local counterpart Aliansce Sonae Shopping Centers, creating a company worth some 12 billion reais (US$2 billion).

04 July 2022

PetroRecôncavo raises funds through follow-on offering

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in São Paulo and Brazilian firm BMA Advogados have helped local oil and gas company PetroRecôncavo make a follow-on offering worth 1 billion reais (US$202 million).

04 July 2022

Trench Rossi promotes six to partner

Brazilian Highly Recommended firm Trench Rossi Watanabe has strengthened several practice areas by elevating six senior associates to its senior rank.

01 July 2022

Norway's BW buys Petrobras assets and oil storage vessel

Mattos Filho has helped Norwegian company BW Energy acquire two deepwater oil fields from Petrobras and a Brazil-based floating production storage unit (FPSO) from Italy's Saipem in a deal worth nearly US$150 million in total.

01 July 2022

Rio de Janeiro court rules against Netflix in IP case

Brazilian firm Licks Attorneys has helped American software developer DivX in a case before the Rio de Janeiro State Court, which has reinstated an injunction that precludes Netflix from using video compression technology patented by DivX.

01 July 2022

SiqueiraCastro hires environmental partner

Brazilian Highly Recommended firm SiqueiraCastro has strengthened its environmental and sustainability practice by hiring a legal manager from BRK Ambiental as partner.

30 June 2022

Banco Inter completes Nasdaq migration

Demarest Advogados and Machado Meyer Advogados have helped Brazil’s Banco Inter in a corporate restructuring that has allowed the bank to migrate its shares from the B3 to Nasdaq in New York.

30 June 2022

Setting up shop in a time of crisis

Opening a law firm during uncertain times might seem like a risky strategy, yet many lawyers took the bold decision to open a new office in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic. Latin Lawyer spoke to partners from some of the firms that launched over the last two years, learning about the importance of technology to overcome challenges, how to create a law firm culture whilst working from home as well as unexpected surprises from their opportunistic arrival into the market.

29 June 2022

BNP transfers wealth management group to Bradesco

Lefosse has helped French bank BNP Paribas transfer its Brazilian private banking and wealth management business to Banco Bradesco.

29 June 2022

Brazil’s M Dias Branco buys organic food group and enters JV

Brazilian food producer M Dias Branco has hired Lefosse, Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Demarest Advogados to carry out two separate transactions in the space of a few days.

28 June 2022

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