Posted Jun 17, 2009 02:48 pm CDT
Lisa Alfaro, a corporate partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, says the Brazilian market holds a lot of potential for her law firm.
Clients in the United States as well as Europe and Asia are interested in opportunities in Brazil because it’s “one of the few places where you can get decent returns,” Alfaro told the Am Law Daily. Her firm recently closed project finance and bio-fuel deals in the country, and it is also handling four arbitrations involving Brazilian entities, she said.
Now Alfaro will be moving to Sao Paulo from New York to open up a new office for Gibson Dunn. Another associate will move with her. Other Gibson Dunn lawyers will rotate in to staff matters as they are needed.
The story says other U.S. firms with offices in Brazil include Proskauer Rose; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Mayer Brown.