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14 August 2023

Brazil’s GOL raises US$241 million in notes offering

Lefosse has helped Brazilian airline GOL raise US$241 million through a series of debt offerings.

14 August 2023

VBD hires Pinheiro Neto lawyer as partner

VBD Advogados has recruited an associate from Pinheiro Neto Advogados as partner, adding strength to its real estate practice.

11 August 2023

Banco Volkswagen raises funds in Brazil

The financial services subsidiary of German car manufacturer Volkswagen has hired Mattos Filho to make a 700 million reais (US$142 million) offering through its investment fund.

10 August 2023

US real estate company brings Argentina to ICSID

A US entity reportedly owned by the family of a Brazilian-Lebanese banking tycoon has lodged an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Argentina over a construction project.

09 August 2023

Brazil’s Klabin raises funds through CRA offering

Mattos Filho has helped Brazilian paper company Klabin raise 300 million reais (US$63 million) through an issuance of agribusiness receivables certificates (CRAs).

09 August 2023

Simões Ribeiro launches labour practice with Motta Fernandes hire

Brazil’s Simões, Ribeiro, Bernardini e Furiati Advogados has hired a labour partner from Motta Fernandes Advogados, just months after several partners from the latter firm left to launch the former outfit.

08 August 2023

Macquarie and Norsk Hydro get funds for renewables JV in Brazil

Seven White & Case LLP offices and Dias Carneiro Advogados in São Paulo have helped several banks provide non-recourse financing to a Brazilian wind project developed by Australian investor Macquarie and Norwegian miner Norsk Hydro, which is estimated to be worth US$700 million.

08 August 2023

China and LatAm: is anything standing in the way?

Latin America is awash with new business opportunities as China warms back up to the international market following a shutdown during the covid-19 pandemic. Excitement at many law firms across the region is palpable, with China’s pioneering advances in technology, penchant for long-term investments and unique way of negotiating deals forcing lawyers to innovate like never before.

07 August 2023

Saudi Arabian investors inject US$3.4 billion into Vale subsidiary

Five Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP offices and Demarest Advogados in São Paulo have helped the base metals subsidiary of Brazilian mining giant Vale receive a US$3.4 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s Manara Minerals and Californian investment fund Engine No. 1.

07 August 2023

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