Work Area: Data privacy

Pandemic ushers in deal-making revolution

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Long and unproductive draft sessions, unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy, time wasted on long-haul flights and everyday commutes in big cities. It is too early to say if covid-19 will put an end to all of that, but a few deals which recently closed in Brazil indicate that the pandemic could revolutionise the way corporate lawyers work.

15 April 2020

Brazil’s senate votes to postpone LGPD

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Brazil’s federal senate has passed an emergency coronavirus bill that includes a provision to delay the country’s data protection law until January 2021.

08 April 2020

Brazil’s Chalfin Goldberg hires two and opens corporate practice

Brazilian Latin Lawyer National firm Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner Advogados Associados has hired a partner to establish a corporate department and a second practitioner to strengthen its insurance and data protection practices.

27 March 2020

Mexican tech start-up gets venture capital investment

Pani Abogados has helped Mexican venture capital business Angel Ventures invest in Mexican geolocation start-up Decifra.

18 March 2020

Brazil’s L O Baptista adds tech firepower

L O Baptista Advogados has bolstered its technology practice with a partner hire.

16 March 2020

LGPD looms, but still no data protection commissioners for Brazil

The lack of a data protection authority in Brazil has left unanswered questions about how to follow the impending General Data Protection (GDPR) Law – and some companies are delaying compliance efforts until more clarity is provided.

16 March 2020

Creel García-Cuéllar in first authorisation under Mexico’s fintech law

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC has helped Mexican electronic payments company NVIO Pagos México obtain the first authorisation to operate as a financial technology institution (FTI) in Mexico.

11 March 2020

TozziniFreire boosts partnership with four promotions

Brazilian Latin Lawyer Elite firm TozziniFreire Advogados has promoted four associates to partner, increasing its seniority in the litigation, restructuring, antitrust and corporate practices.

06 March 2020

SoftBank invests in Mexican fintech

Goodwin Procter LLP in New York, Washington, DC, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC in Mexico City and Boston, and Panama's Morgan & Morgan have helped Mexican fintech Alpha Credit get a US$125 million equity investment from SoftBank’s Latin America fund.

05 March 2020

Ex-PPU partner Delmar opens tech and telecoms boutique

Former Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Peru) corporate partner and one of the founders of its predecessor firm Delmar Ugarte Abogados, José Delmar, has left PPU to launch a technology and telecoms boutique.

04 March 2020

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