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The opening of our office in São Paulo continues the growth of our leading Latin America practice and enhances our ability to help clients further leverage opportunities in this dynamic market. We help an array of clients doing business across Latin America navigate new paths to growth.

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A Leader in Latin America

Cementing our market-leading reputation, the Latin America practice has deep experience advising clients doing business in Brazil across a range of industries. In addition to playing critical roles in a number of major investigations, our lawyers are responsible for some of the biggest, most complex, and “first-ever” transactions throughout the region. For example, we are recognized for advising on the largest Brazilian IPO of the year, steering Brazilian food company BRF in making $833 million in a debt tap and two tender offers, and helping local real estate company Plano & Plano raise $108 million in an initial public offering on the B3 stock exchange.

Recent Client Successes

As one of the elite Latin-America-focused firms, Paul Hastings lawyers have worked on many of the most notable deals in the region. Thanks to the right mix of client connections and practice strengths, we have managed to level-up our activities in Brazil. Our strong track record includes:

Advised the underwriters in Brazilian food company BRF’s US$833 million debt tap and tender offers

Advised selling shareholders, Blackstone and Somerville, in Hidrovias do Brasil’s IPO on the B3 stock exchange

Advised local real estate company, Plano & Plano, in raising 600 million reais (US$108 million) in an initial public offering on the B3 stock exchange

Advised the coordinators in Brazilian real estate developer Lavvi’s IPO

Advised the underwriters in Brazilian retailer Lojas Quero-Quero’s IPO

Advised the placement agents in Brazilian internet services company Locaweb’s IPO

Advised Gávea Investimentos in its minority investment in VTEX, a Brazilian e-commerce platform

Advised Cyrela, a real estate developer, in raising 874 million reais (US$205 million) in a follow-on issuance on the Brazilian stock exchange

Advised Brazilian fintech company, PagSeguro, in raising US$653 million through a follow-on offering on NYSE

Guiding Innovation across Industries

  • Our dedicated Banking and Finance practice provides clients from across the industry with strategic advice that reflects market realities.
  • The firm is home to one of the world’s premier Energy practices, with a global footprint that enables us to work across borders and practices to help our clients achieve success.
  • Our team has played leading roles in several major investigations in Brazil over the past year.

Structuring Complex Transactions, Resolving Critical Disputes

  • The firm’s leading Corporate practice focuses on M&A, securities offerings, fund formation, and other corporate matters.
  • Our leading Project Finance practice has advised on some of the most significant and innovative deals in the region.
  • Our Capital Markets practice advises on a variety of acquisition, venture finance and joint venture, derivative, and restructuring transactions.
  • The firm’s global Anticorruption practice is recognized for providing sophisticated compliance advice and guiding clients through complex investigations.
  • Our Restructuring practice provides tailored solutions to address our clients’ business priorities.