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US Startup & Business Expansion by SMA Law Firm, May 10th at WeWork

SMA Law Firm will be hosting an interesting panel with entrepreneurs from Denmark, UK, Italy, Holland and Japan.
They will share their experiences on expanding to the US - May 10th at WeWork.

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Santander's profits up 10 percent as Brazil offsets UK weakness

MADRID (Reuters) - Banco Santander’s (SAN.MC) solid performance in its main market Brazil helped the bank produce a slightly better-than-expected 10 percent rise in first-quarter net profit, offsetting weakness in its UK business.

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Kobre & Kim: Seoul Office Named “New Asian Office of the Year”

Kobre & Kim’s two-and-a-half-year-old Seoul office was named “New Asian Office of the Year” at the 2018 Asia Legal Awards, which recognize the best and most notable work in the region. Led by the only former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor resident in Seoul, the office opened in 2015 to serve clients facing government investigations that involve U.S. authorities. The Korean- and English-fluent team also handles international judgment enforcement matters.

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Santander Bank today announced that it has closed a $38.5 million senior secured equipment and revolving line of credit with Cold Carriers, a refrigerated transportation company, to support its growing equipment and working capital needs.

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PwC: Top insurance industry issues in 2018

Insurance is an industry under stress

According to the PwC's 20th CEO Survey, a higher percentage of insurance CEOs than those in any other industry are extremely concerned about the threats to their growth prospects from over-regulation, the speed of technological change, changing customer behavior, and competition from new market entrants.

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IPTI Recebe a "Ordem do Mérito Aperipê" Pelo Governo de Sergipe

No dia 21 de fevereiro, o IPTI recebeu a “Ordem do Mérito Aperipê”, a mais alta comenda outorgada pelo Governo de Sergipe, pelos serviços prestados pela organização à educação pública de Sergipe.

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Mattos Filho lidera ranking em ofertas de ações em 2017

O escritório Mattos Filho liderou no ano passado o ranking anual de assessores jurídicos em ofertas de ações em valores e em números de operações, segundo dados da consultoria TTR. Em valores, a lista é seguida por Pinheiro Neto Advogados e Lefosse. Em número de ofertas, a ordem é invertida: Lefosse e depois Pinheiro Neto.

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Private Equity Group Of The Year: Ropes & Gray

Ropes & Gray LLP led a business group's $18 billion deal to acquire Toshiba Corp.'s semiconductor business, showcasing its ability to create an intricate international agreement on an epic scale, while also striking a series of other nine- and 10-figure deals notable in their own right, placing the firm among Law360's Private Equity Practice Groups of the Year.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches API Gateway

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill) today announced the launch of its application program interface (API) gateway. Building on the successful launch of its API-enabled CashPro Assistant, clients will now be able to benefit from direct API connections through enterprise resource planning (ERP) and treasury management systems (TMS), as well as other third-party providers. Using BofA Merrill’s API gateway will enable clients to easily and quickly access their banking information and initiate transactions on a real-time basis.

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White & Case: Shifting buying habits fuel consumer acquisition spree in 2017

A fundamental shift in buying habits is driving M&A activity in the consumer sector. In reaction to a growing “on-demand” culture—where customers are expecting products and services delivered instantly—firms are using M&A as a strategy to rethink business models.

The global consumer sector saw a rebound in activity during 2017. A total of US$380.85 billion spent across 2,090 deals marked the second-highest annual deal value since the financial crisis.

Three trends are helping to drive the recent growth:

1. On-demand culture pushes retailers online:

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