Davis Polk set to launch in São Paulo

Davis Polk & Wardwell has hired two of three São Paulo-based Mayer Brown partners ahead of the launch of a new office in the Brazilian city next month. Corporate finance partners Stephen Hood and James Vickers are set to make the move, with Hood joining the firm as a partner and Vickers joining as of counsel. Their departure leaves securities lawyer Ricardo Gonzalez as the sole remaining Mayer Brown partner in São Paulo, along with two associates. Davis Polk’s São Paulo office will be led by corporate partners Manuel Garciadiaz and Maurice Blanco.

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