Linklaters Ends Cooperation Agreement With Brazil's Lefosse

Law360, New York (December 7, 2012, 7:45 PM EST) -- U.K.-based global law firm Linklaters LLP has terminated its cooperation agreement with Brazilian law firm Lefosse Advogados after the Brazilian Bar voted in October to uphold laws restricting partnership between domestic and foreign law firms, according to reports Friday.

The London-based firm reportedly ended the agreement in October, after Brazil's bar — known as the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil — voted to uphold rules limiting the ability of non-Brazilian law firms to practice in the country. The OAB's interpretation of the country's rules means that...
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