Highlights of the week

LATINLAWYER has announced the winners of its annual ‘Deal of the Year Awards’ for 2009. There are five winning deals, one for each category: M&A, corporate finance, project finance, disputes, and restructuring.  There are also...
Brazil′′s Lobo & de Rizzo Advogados has hired Korean-born corporate and M&A lawyer In Hee Cho as a partner in its São Paulo office.   Cho joined the office yesterday, a month after leaving Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e...
Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados acted as deal counsel as Votorantim Cimentos Brasil made a 1 billion reais (US$540 million) bond offering.   The firm advised both Votorantim and the deal coordinator BB Banco de Investimento in the...
A partner at Brazil′′s Barretto Ferreira, Kujawski, Brancher e Goncalves has struck out on his own to start a new law firm.   Gustavo Contrucci, 38, has formed Contrucci & Restiffe Sociedade de Advogados with Paulo...