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01/28/16 Baker & McKenzie Retains Top World Trademark Review Ranking

Baker & McKenzie's Intellectual Property practice is once again the only law firm recognized in all four regions by the World Trademark Review in its 2016 rankings, The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000). The...

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01/28/16 Hogan Lovells and IE Business School launch a pioneering survey on Spanish M&A standards

Over 40 leading companies and private equity houses explain how they go about doing M&A deals in Spain Hogan Lovells and Spanish IE Business School have launched a pioneering survey on "Spanish M&A standards". A joint...

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01/26/16 Food Industry in Brazil

The food sector is among the most dynamic in the Brazilian economy. The country is home to the largest players in the global meat market and leading exporter of sugar and soybeans. The growth of the sector is supported by the...

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01/21/16 Duane Morris Attorneys Honored as Keta Taylor Colby Award Recipients by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that Jolie-Anne S. Ansley, a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office, and Christopher B. Yeh, an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office, were named Keta Taylor Colby Award recipients...

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01/21/16 Arent Fox Managing Partner Cristina Carvalho and Partner Hunter Carter Rated Among Top Lawyers in Latin America

Arent Fox is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Cristina A. Carvalho and Complex Litigation partner Hunter T. Carter have been named to the Latin America’s 2016 Top 100 Lawyers list by Latinvex. The annual rating honors...

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01/15/16 Fogo de Chão Opens First Location of the Year in Naperville, IL

Fogo de Chão (NASDAQ:FOGO) today announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Naperville, IL, marking the third Chicago location for the company and the first opening of the year. The new restaurant, located at 1824 Abriter...

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12/16/15 LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF FOREIGN COMPANIES IN BRAZIL

Foreign companies often face difficulties when they decide to bring their businesses to Brazil: (i) Either through the directly opening of a branch, representative office, agency or other means of representation of a foreign...

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12/07/15 JPMorgan hires four for Brazil private banking unit, sources say

JPMorgan Chase & Co hired four executives to increase coverage of private-banking activities in Brazil, where competition for existing and new clients is mounting as Latin America's largest economy plunges into recession, two...

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11/24/15 HNA Group and Azul Brazilian Airlines Form Long Term Strategic Partnership

HNA Group Company Limited (“HNA Group”) and Azul Brazilian Airlines (“Azul”) today announced a new strategic partnership. HNA Group will acquire a 23.7% stake in Azul, Brazil’s third largest airline, aiming to benefit from...

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11/12/15 Real Estate Investment in Brazil 2016 and Beyond: the Current Situation and Evolution of Market Expectations

With Brazil's recession, political disarray and justifiably anxious and muddled market outlook by foreign investors, it was an appropriate time to take a closer look at Brazil's real estate investment climate - as seen by both...

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11/10/15 Brazil Competitive Profile

O estudo analisa a competitividade dos estados brasileiros por setores de produtividade e microrregiões, revelando um país com muitas oportunidades de investimento e peculiaridades decorrentes de sua diversidade. A metodologia...

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10/27/15 Special Breakfast with Mr. Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games

Chamber members and guests attended this morning a breakfast meeting with Mr. Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. He highlighted the recent developments of the preparation for...

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10/13/15 Hunton & Williams Listed in 2016 Chambers Latin America

MIAMI — October 13, 2015 —Hunton & Williams LLP and partner Fernando Alonso have been included in Chambers Latin America 2016 rankings and commentary in the categories Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A. The firm is...

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10/13/15 Brazil's Petrobras to sign $2 bln leasing contract with China's ICBC

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA will raise $2 billion through a 10-year leasing contract with China's Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Leasing, the Brazilian company said in a statement on Tuesday....

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10/01/15 Brazilian agribusiness sector as an opportunity for U.S exporters

Even though the general economic downturn in Brazil has marked the beginning of 2015, the Brazilian agribusiness GDP is expected to grow 2.8% this year. In fact, over the first two months of 2015, the agribusiness GDP grew 1,31...

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09/30/15 Brazil’s beverage industry

Brazil’s beverage industry has had a strong growth over the past years. The country is the third largest producer and consumer of soft drinks and beer in the world. Despite the almost non-existent imports of soft drinks and beer...

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09/29/15 Mattos Filho is nominated Best Law Firm in Latin America by Chambers & Partners

During the Chambers Latin America Awards 2015 ceremony held on September 25, Mattos Filho was nominated the Best Law Firm in Latin America by the well-known British directory. The award, which selects among 100 law firms in the...

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09/24/15 A Case for Mediation

A multimillion-dollar lawsuit, three years of aggravation and an ulcer to boot. Everyone wants to feel heard, and, particularly in conflict -- when emotions are often inflamed -- it's easy for understanding to be compromised and...

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09/21/15 COSMETICS MARKET IN BRAZIL: ONE OF THE BIGGEST

Brazil is a large consumer of cosmetic products. The cosmetic market has grown enough to attract a good amount of international brands into the competition. Over the last 10 years, Brazil’s sales have risen by 10% per year. The...

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09/18/15 Brazil's BTG Pactual concludes BSI purchase after Swiss approval

Brazil's Grupo BTG Pactual SA, the largest independent investment bank in emerging markets, said on Tuesday it had concluded its acquisition of Swiss private banking firm BSI Group Inc for 1.25 billion Swiss francs ($1.29 billion...

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