IBA's Real Estate Investments Conference to Take Place in March

Once more, the real estate practice of Machado Meyer will sponsor the International Bar Association’s Real Estate Latin America Conference.

 Machado Meyer revamps image amid internal changes

Brazil’s Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados has launched a new website and redesigned its logo as part of a wider overhaul of its internal procedures.

Risk of liquidation makes LBOs less likely in LatAm

by Lulu Rumsey Leverage levels for private equity purchases in Latin America remain low, with the high incidence of liquidations, low liquidity and high interest rates leaving investors cautious, heard delegates at Latin Lawyer´s 7th annual private equity conference, held in New York in September.  

by Lulu Rumsey Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados has helped publicly traded Brazilian pharmaceuticals wholesaler Profarma buy local chain Drogaria Rosário. Drogaria Rosário´s previous owners, pharmaceutical retailers Brasil Pharma and Rede Nordeste de Farmácias, hired Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados. Profarma agreed to pay US$54 million for the drugstore chain. The acquisition will be paid for in two instalments; one was paid in September and the other will take place 36 months after closing. 

by Thomas Muskett-Ford Brasil Foods´ Austrian arm has retained Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in São Paulo and New York and Brazilian firm Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados to issue notes worth US$500 million. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in São Paulo and New York advised the deal managers for the transaction, which closed late last month. Brazil´s Pinheiro Guimarães - Advogados is thought to have also represented the banks, but this could not be confirmed.

Ursula Mauro and Caroline Marchi       ADPF No. 323, or Action for Declaratory Relief with Respect to Breach of a Constitutional Precept No. 323, may already be scheduled for a decision by the plenary session of the Federal Supreme Court after the release of the case by reporting judge...

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