Regional news: Brazil

Brazil’s Samarco files for bankruptcy amid bondholder suits

UPDATED: Mining company Samarco Mineração has filed for judicial reorganisation in Brazil after bondholder litigation in the US and Brazil scuppered restructuring negotiations held in the aftermath of two environmental disasters.

12 April 2021

Hogan Lovells leads on €4.5 billion restructuring of French hotel operator

A long list of law and advisory firms have helped international hotel operator AccorInvest Group secure additional financing and complete a multi-jurisdictional restructuring of its €4.5 billion debt pile.

07 April 2021

Ex-Tauil & Chequer partner launches boutique, enters alliance

Former Tauil & Chequer Advogados partner Leonardo Morato has launched a new Brazilian restructuring boutique and entered an alliance with São Paulo real estate firm DMBoulos Advogados.

01 April 2021

Oi completes first judicial restructuring sale

Brazilian financial group Piemonte has acquired five data centres from Oi with assistance from Pinheiro Neto Advogados, marking the telecoms company’s first divestment under its judicial restructuring.

31 March 2021

The Brazilian Bankruptcy Law’s 2020 reform

More than 15 years after its enactment, the Brazilian Bankruptcy Law has finally gone through its first major reform and gained cross-border insolvency provisions. Felsberg Advogados partner Thomas Benes Felsberg and senior associate Thiago Dias Costa discuss the critical provisions that were altered on 24 December when the new law was enacted.

18 February 2021

Oi sells mobile division to Claro, Telefónica and TIM

Brazil’s BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has helped telecoms group Oi sell its mobile business to local subsidiaries of Claro, Telefónica and TIM – one of a series of assets sales envisaged as part of its judicial reorganisation plan.

17 February 2021

New York Ch15s for Brazilian cement maker and ex-Aegerion owner

A Brazilian cement maker is seeking US recognition of its restructuring in New York, while the former owner of US pharmaceutical company Aegerion has asked the same court for recognition of its Canadian liquidation.

16 February 2021

Odebrecht subsidiary completes US$3.4 billion extrajudicial restructuring

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and E.Munhoz Advogados have helped the construction services arm of Brazil’s Odebrecht close an extrajudicial restructuring for US$3.4 billion worth of New York law-governed debt.

29 January 2021

Brazilian extension applications are “collective proceedings” under UK’s Model Law

A Brazilian judicial administrator who has been trying to extend a dairy company’s bankruptcy to two related entities for some years, has had those extension proceedings recognised as “collective proceedings” under the UK’s version of the UNCITRAL Model Law.

22 December 2020

Ashurst advising as Norwegian oil services group secures scheme meeting

The holding company for a Norwegian seismic imaging group has secured a single meeting for some of its creditors to vote on an English scheme restructuring US$872 million of debt.

21 December 2020

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