With the highest number of partners among full-service law firms in Brazil’s capital, Mattos Filho provides leading legal assistance for demands with government agencies and higher courts

As Mattos Filho approaches its thirtieth anniversary, it has started a new chapter in Brasília. The firm has opened a bigger, more modern office located in the city’s South Commercial Sector (Setor Comercial Sul), its primary business district. The new address will accommodate a higher number of professionals – the headcount at the office has grown by 130% in the last six years alone – strengthening Mattos Filho’s commitment to being a strategic partner for clients, especially in litigations with regulatory bodies, the higher courts, and Brazil’s legislative and executive branches.

With six partners based in Brasília – the highest number among all full-service firms in the region – Mattos Filho’s structure makes the firm a benchmark for handling legal matters in the Brazilian capital. “The expansion of our operations in Brasília strengthens our firm’s position and unites our professionals’ expertise to provide innovative, high-performance legal services, in line with our clients’ needs,” highlighted Mattos Filho’s managing partner, Roberto Quiroga.

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Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google Cloud announced on Tuesday it has invested 1.6 billion reais ($312.65 million) in technical infrastructure since 2017 in Brazil, as well as the opening of a new office and engineering center in the country.

Google Cloud investments have been aimed at “helping the company’s customers diversify their service portfolios, extend their digital capabilities, and drive new business,” the company said at the Google for Brazil event in Sao Paulo, the country’s financial capital.

“During this (five-year) period, an amount of 1.6 billion reais was allocated to improve Google Cloud’s technical infrastructure in Brazil.”

Google also announced the opening of a new engineering center in Sao Paulo and a new Google Cloud office in 2023.

In January, Google said it was set to hire 200 engineers in Brazil this year, as it seeks to bolster its privacy, security, and anti-abusive content technologies.

Reporting by Steven Grattan Editing by Bernadette Baum via Reuters

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Proskauer, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has received top-tier rankings across 56 practice areas, and 100 lawyers were recognized as leaders in their field, including seven newly ranked attorneys, in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA.

This year, Chambers USA ranked 19 lawyers and 11 of the Firm’s practice areas in Band 1, including Banking & Finance, Employee Benefits and Compensation, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Private Equity and Sports Law. Four of the Firm’s lawyers also earned recognition in the Eminent Practitioner, Star Individual or Senior States people categories.

Five of Proskauer’s practice areas received a first-time ranking, including Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Massachusetts), Litigation: General Commercial (Massachusetts), International Arbitration: Enforcement (Nationwide), Investment Funds: Investor Representation (Nationwide), and Banking & Finance (New York).

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We are 800+ lawyers serving clients from 12 offices located in the leading financial and business centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The world’s leading organizations, companies and corporations choose us to be their representatives in their most critical situations. But more, they consider Proskauer a strategic partner to drive their business forward. We work with asset managers, major sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies, entertainment industry legends and other industry-redefining companies.

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Após 50 anos, continuamos nos orgulhando da nossa história. Por isso, preparamos um hotsite especial para contarmos um pouco sobre a nossa trajetória, além de compartilharmos conteúdos inéditos e depoimentos de nossas pessoas.

Integrando as comemorações dos 50 anos do Machado Meyer, preparamos uma série especial de videocasts para relembrar nossa trajetória, revelar curiosidades e abordar as expectativas e anseios para o futuro. No episódio de estreia, o sócio-administrador, Tito Andrade, recebe os sócios-fundadores, Antonio Meyer, Moshe Sendacz e José Roberto Opice, para comentar o início da sociedade, o percurso de crescimento e outras histórias.

Assista agora!

Neste ano de 2022 serão realizadas eleições para diversos cargos em nível federal, estadual e distrital. O início das campanhas eleitorais traz diversos pontos de atenção para as empresas, que devem ajustar suas políticas internas/programas de compliance a fim de mitigar riscos relacionados à matéria.

Com o objetivo de ajudar as empresas em sua adaptação ao período eleitoral, o BMA preparou uma série de perguntas e respostas sobre temas recorrentes. Com o objetivo de ajudar as empresas em sua adaptação ao período eleitoral, o BMA preparou uma série de perguntas e respostas sobre temas recorrentes.

>>> Confira mais detalhes no infográfico produzido pela nossa equipe.

The EB-5 Regional Center Program, which was suspended since June 30, 2021, will restart. The U.S. Congress included in the government spending bill the authorization and reform of the EB-5 Regional Center Program, referred to as the “EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act”.

After nearly 8.5 months in lapse the EB-5 Regional Center Program may be authorized until September 30, 2027 – with the following significant changes, among others:

Investment Amounts

Investment amounts would increase to $800,000 in Targeted Employment Areas (TEA’s), geographic areas designated by the appropriate government authority as priority high-unemployment areas, and $1,050,000 in non-TEAs with investment amounts adjusted for inflation every five years starting January 1, 2027.

Concurrent Filing of EB-5 Petition and Application to Adjust Status

Investors in the United States will be able to concurrently file their EB-5 petitions along with their application for a “conditional” green card, which adjusts status from a “non-immigrant” to a conditional permanent resident if a visa is available.

“Grandfathering” Existing Investors

If Congress fails to authorize the EB-5 Regional Center Program after its expiration September 30, 2027, DHS shall continue to process petitions filed on or before September 30, 2026 – preventing a repeat of what has happened to existing EB-5 regional center investors since June 30, 2021.

By Chris Costa, Senior Associate at Drummond Advisors, and Matheus Etrusco, Associate at Drummond Advisors via Drummond Advisors 

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Dal Pozzo Advogados are specialists in Public Law in the areas of Infrastructure, Regulation, Public Services, Administrative Law, Litigation and National-International Arbitration. Offering personalized services, they treat each case with professionalism to maximize legal efficiency and facilitate understanding of the corporate landscape.

The broad range of experience and expertise of their staff offers a unique market position with the ability to solve complex legal problems and help their clients achieve results in an ever-evolving business environment.

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We were recognized in the Social Responsibility and Pro Bono category of the Prêmio Lumen (Lumen Awards) in a ceremony held on Tuesday, May 31. The awards – an initiative of the Center for Studies of Law Firms and the Union of Law Firms for the States of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro – recognize good practices by law firms that make a positive impact on society.

We received the award for our work in cooperation with the São Paulo Public Defender’s Office, referring cases to provide individuals with comprehensive, free legal assistance, as well as preparing research and memoranda on human rights issues.

We would like to congratulate our professionals for their dedication and thank Prêmio Lumen for recognizing our efforts. This is how we drive transformation through the practice of law, giving back to society and contributing to its progress.

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