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Lefosse advises Lojas Americanas on corporate restructuring

Transaction is one of the biggest of the year in the retail segment and should move around BRL 40 billion

Lefosse Advogados advised Lojas Americanas and its shareholders in the merger process with americanas S.A. Both are currently listed on the Brazilian stock exchange.

The transaction is still subject to approval at the shareholders’ meetings and should move approximately R$40 billion, according to the current market value of the companies. After the conclusion of the corporate restructuring, the two companies will be traded under the same ticker on B3’s Novo Mercado, a trading segment with the highest standards of corporate governance.

Carlos Mello, partner in the Corporate Finance area at Lefosse, coordinated the transaction, accompanied by counsel Leonardo Batista.

Lefosse is one of the leading law firms in transactional advice in Brazil, with participation in more than 55 negotiations that exceed R$ 100 billion this year alone.

About Lefosse Advogados

Lefosse Advogados is a full-service law firm that offers specialized consultancy in all legal practices. The firm has a substantial amount of experience in sophisticated legal services in national and international business. Lefosse employs more than 300 professionals in the legal body and is recognized in the main rankings and global legal awards such as Chambers Brazil 2021, The Legal 500 and Elite Office 2021 by Latin Lawyer. Lefosse’s business is built on diversity and our professionals have extensive experience in strategic markets. The firm adopts a multidisciplinary practical approach in the areas of law.

Practices: Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Tax, Banking and Finance, Private Equity, Compliance, Real Estate, Wealth Planning, Restructuring and Insolvency, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, Labour, Competition and Antitrust, Tech, Data Protection and IP, Anti-Corruption and Regulatory Investigation, Environmental, Public Law and Regulation, Corporate Penalty, Energy and Infrastructure, Investment Funds and Oil and Gas.



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