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Baker McKenzie proactively seeks buys in global financial centers

Baker McKenzie, the international law firm founded in Chicago, proactively seeks to expand its transactional practice in New York, London and throughout China, said Michael Wagner, North American chair and member of the global executive committee.

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American Airlines Named Brand of the Year by Harris Poll

The 2017 Harris Poll has named American Airlines as its "Full Service Airline" brand of the year in its annual Harris Poll EquiTrend brand study.

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White & Case: The shift to non-core infrastructure-who’s investing where?

The investment levels in non-core European infrastructure assets have more than tripled over the last seven years. And infrastructure funds have been the most active players in the non-core infrastructure space— accounting for between 44 per cent and 66 per cent of investment volumes in non-core infrastructure M&A activity between 2014 and 2016.

Although the crowded core infrastructure space and lack of quality returns were the main factors that led to this migration, InfraDeals data shows that these same dynamics are increasingly forcing their way into the non-core space.

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Alliance Bernstein LP: A Healthier Economic Environment
Monte & Queiroz Advogados: Acquisition of rural property by foreigners

The Brazilian Federal Constitution sets forth, in Article 190, that “the law shall regulate and limit the acquisition or lease of rural property by foreign individuals or legal entities, and shall establish the cases that depend on authorization by the National Congress”.

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Banco do Brazil CEO to double down on expense controls

State-controlled Banco do Brasil (BBAS3.SA) is conducting a thorough revision of supply contracts and operational processes to streamline expenses, an area that has kept management "very uneasy," Chief Executive Officer Paulo Rogêrio Caffarelli said on Thursday.

In an interview, Caffarelli said his team is "tidying up the house to cut redundancies wherever they are and readjust that cost structure downwards." Banco do Brasil has targeted general and administrative expense growth between 1.5 percent and 4.5 percent for this year.

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Mattos Filho promotes five to partner

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has boosted its labour, infrastructure, capital markets, real estate and disputes practice areas with the promotion of five associates to partner.

Labour lawyer Cleber Venditti da Silva, 36; infrastructure lawyer Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres, 34; capital markets lawyer Frederico Kerr Bullamah, 35; real estate lawyer Mariana Spoto Cobra, 36; and litigator and arbitration lawyer Maricí Giannico, 43, all join the partnership today.

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BridgeStreet Global Hospitality: Pie & Port at Beekman Tower - April 20, 2017 (5 to 8 pm)

Pie & Port at Beekman Tower

When: April 20, 2017 (5 pm to 8 pm)

Where: Beekman Tower - 3 Mitchell Place (1st Ave & 49th Street), New York

About the event:

Never had Port? Try it out at our April Open Door event! This month we'll be hosting the event at Beekman Tower and we'll be serving pie and the distinctly delicious red wine, Port. Join us every month to tour a new property, meet some new people, and enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

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AKA: Blue Ribbon Dining Concept Opens at AKA Wall Street

Bruce and Eric Bromberg, chefs and co-owners behind Blue Ribbon Restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami, have expanded their New York restaurant family with the opening of Blue Ribbon Federal Grill.

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Fiduciary Trust Company International: Carin Pai, Fiduciary Trust’s Director of Equity Management, discusses her outlook for the U.S. equity market

Carin Pai, Fiduciary Trust’s Director of Equity Management, discusses her outlook for the U.S. equity market with Fred Katayama at Reuters Insider.

To watch the video go to: https://share.insider.thomsonreuters.com/link?entryId=0_inrn7d80

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