Highlights of the week

  Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados represented Brazil’s Vale - the world’s largest iron mining company - as it increased its holding in German steel group ThyssenKrupp''s Brazilian steel slab plant project.   On 23...
  Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP have acted for Brasil Foods as the company raised 5.29 billion reais (US$2.79 billion) in a secondary share offering yesterday.   Pinheiro Guimarães...
  German pharmaceutical group Celesio is to acquire a controlling stake in Brazil’s leading drug wholesaler, Panpharma.   TozziniFreire Advogados represents for Celesio in the US$162 million deal, which is slated for completion on 25...
  Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados’ Salvador office is assisting Bahia State in preparing a financing model for the FIFA World Cup tournament Brazil is to host in 2014.   The state government needs to raise funding for the...