Market: International

Brazil sets out its stall in Atlanta

At the forthcoming Georgia-Brazil business summit and trade tour in Atlanta, Georgia, Alston & Bird partner Timothy S Perry will moderate a panel discussion on ‘Private Sector Perspectives: Doing Business in Brazil’. Perry was appointed Honorary Consul of Brazil in Atlanta late last year.

09 March 2001

Shearman & Sterling sneaks number one spot in M&A table

With just five deals worth a total of nearly US$20.13 billion, Shearman & Sterling emerged as the leading firm for M&A in Latin America in 2000, according to figures just published.

09 March 2001

Leading provider of e-business solutions secures US$25 million funding round

Davis Polk & Wardwell is advising J P Morgan Latin America Capital Partners on its US$25 million investment in the internet consulting firm Lumina Americas, Inc, which is based in New York and has offices in São Paulo, Brazil.

16 February 2001

Baker & McKenzie announces merger in Spain

Baker & McKenzie and Briones Alonso y Martín announced that the two firms will merge with effect from January 1, 2001. The merger will lead to the creation of the largest international law firm in Spain, with more than 140 lawyers and an annual turnover of nearly 18 million euros.

16 February 2001

Canada-Brazil aerospace subsidies dispute

Canada and Brazil are moving closer to an all-out trade war in a dispute over aerospace subsidies that is testing the limits of the World Trade Organisation dispute resolution system.

02 February 2001

Marun Jazbik jumps from Cravath to Vinson & Elkins

Brazilian Marun Jazbik is joining Vinson & Elkins’ New York office as a partner and will be the first Portuguese speaker in the firm's Latin American practice, which has two other Latin American partners who focus on the Spanish-speaking countries.

02 February 2001

Canada-Brazil aerospace subsidies dispute

Canada and Brazil are moving closer to an all-out trade war in a dispute over aerospace subsidies that is testing the limits of the World Trade Organisation dispute resolution system.

24 January 2001

Holland & Knight establishes offices in Brazil

George Mencio, head of the firm's international practice announced that the firm's association with Evaldo Ramos Advogados became effective on January 2, 2001, establishing offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janiero.

02 January 2001

Baker Botts LLP forms Latin American environmental lawyer network

On December 7, Baker Botts announced the formation of what James DeMent called, "a selective network of independent law firms for the exchange of information about environmental law in the region".

07 December 2000

Banking: Canada's Scotiabank acquires control of Mexican financial services group

On November 30, 2000 Scotiabank, advised by McCarthy Tétrault of Canada and Ritch Heather of Mexico, completed a transaction to increase its stake in Grupo Financiero Inverlat SA de CV to 55 per cent.

30 November 2000

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