Thursday, 24th November 2011 by Rachel HallKlabin, Brazil′s largest paper producer, and the Brazilian arm of Chile′s Celulosa Arauco have turned to Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and in-house counsel to acquire Brazilian group Florestal Vale do Corisco.

The 824 million reais (US$455 million) transaction closed on 17 November and was conducted via Centaurus Holdings, a Brazilian holding company owned by Klabin and Arauco Forest Brasil.

Florestal was previously held by Global (Ex-US) Timber Investors Jaguar and UBS Sedco Sharia Compliant Timber Investors Jaguar, which were advised by Foley Hoag LLP, Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados and Hapner Kroetz Advogados.

Counsel to Arauco Forest Brasil

In-house counsel - Deise Martins

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Partners Paula Vieira de Oliveira, Maria Cecilia Guimarães Isoldi Quirino, of counsel Rosoléa Miranda Folgosi and associates Manoela de Barros Pimentel Penteado de Almeida, Bruno Rieger Salzano, Cristina Rangel Maciel and Andrea Brusselmans Cella

Counsel to Klabin

In-house counsel - Joaquim Miró Neto, Maria Elizabeth Toledo Pacheco, Danton Segurato and Nadia Terron

Counsel to Global Timber Investors Jaguar and UBS Sedco Sharia Compliant Timber Investors Jaguar

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Partners Moshe Sendacz, Celso de Paula Ferreira da Costa, Luis Felipe Duarte Martins Costa and associate André Thiollier

Hapner Kroetz Advogados

Partners Tarcísio Araújo Kroetz and Rodrigo Cavali, associates Ana Paula Kroetz de Oliveira, Rafaela Polatti and Fernando Henrique MR Martins

Foley Hoag LLP

Partner James Smith and counsel Gwendolyn Wilber Jaramillo

This article was amended on 24 November to reflect Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados and Hapner Kroetz Advogados′ involvement in the deal.

(Latin Lawyer 24.11.2011)

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