Work Area: Tax

Mexican lawyers question government’s anti-tax evasion approach

Mexican law firm partners have criticised the government’s proposed measures to fight tax evasion, saying attempts to block taxpayers from consulting with lawyers during tax audits and related disputes could be illegal.

16 October 2020

TozziniFreire adds tax partner

Brazil’s TozziniFreire Advogados has boosted its tax practice by hiring a partner from boutique Schneider Pugliese Advogados in São Paulo.

08 October 2020

Alternative US firm Rimon enters Colombia with Baker McKenzie hire

A law firm with roots in Silicon Valley that emphasises the use of technology to render legal services and operates largely virtually has opened its first Latin American office in Bogotá by hiring a tax partner from Baker McKenzie (Colombia), ahead of targeting Brazil and Mexico.

06 October 2020

Laureate divests education assets in Latin America

US learning provider Laureate Education has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, Jones Day in Washington, DC and Amsterdam, and Brazilian firms Veirano Advogados, Demarest Advogados and Campos Mello Advogados to sell its operations in Brazil for nearly 4 billion reais (US$724 million), following recent divestments in the US and Chile.

17 September 2020

Campos Mello promotes two in Brazil

Brazilian firm Campos Mello Advogados has bolstered its tax and corporate practices by promoting two to partner, as it continues to strengthen its offering in line with a five-year strategic plan announced last year.

14 September 2020

Ex-Demarest partners set up tax boutique

Three former partners – Eloisa Curi, Claudia Maluf and Luciano Burti – and one associate of Brazil’s Demarest Advogados have launched a new tax boutique in São Paulo, beginning operations earlier this week.

11 September 2020

Souza Mello opens in Rio with partner hire

Brazil’s Souza, Mello e Torres has strengthened its tax offering by hiring the former head of legal operations of Brazilian mining giant Vale as partner in the firm’s new Rio de Janeiro office.

08 September 2020

Creel García-Cuéllar in landmark telecoms FIBRA

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC has helped Mexican telecoms company Telesites and its tower operating subsidiary Opsimex structure a FIBRA real estate trust and raise US$538 million in the fund’s first issuance.

02 September 2020

Pellerano & Herrera promotion tips gender balance in favour of women

Women now make up the majority of Dominican law firm Pellerano & Herrera’s partnership following the promotion of the firm’s tax head to partner.

27 August 2020

Bruchou adds three partners and one expert counsel

Argentina’s Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi has made three new partners, including two hires and one promotion, and elevated one lawyer to expert counsel, boosting its IP, tax and administrative law practices.

12 August 2020

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