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State of São Paulo Approves Arbitration for Government Contracts

August 13, 2019 • Well-regarded arbitration institutions may be chosen to resolve disputes with the State....

| August 13, 2019

Tax and Customs

Brazil-Norway Double Tax Agreement Amended

August 12, 2019 • More power to the authorities and less secrecy for taxpayers. On 9 August 2019, Decree...

| August 12, 2019

Intellectual Property

The International Trademark System Soon to Become a Reality in Brazil

July 31, 2019 • On 30 May 2019, Legislative Decree 49/2019 was published by the Brazilian Senate. The...

| July 31, 2019

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Updated: Brazil’s Data Protection Law

July 26, 2019 • Quick Read: Brazil’s first general law addressing personal data protection has come...

| July 26, 2019

Tax and Customs

San Marino removed from Brazil’s tax haven list

July 26, 2019 • On 27 June 2019, the Brazilian Federal Revenue Department (“RFB”) published Normative...

| July 26, 2019

Tax and Customs

Medicinal Cannabis: ANVISA Opens Public Consultation

June 15, 2019 • Brazil’s Health Regulatory Agency (Agência National de Vigilância Sanitária,...

| June 15, 2019

Tax and Customs

TIEAs with the UK and Switzerland in Force

June 1, 2019 • On 30 May 2019, Brazil’s President (Jair Bolsonaro) signed two decrees (Decree...

| June 1, 2019

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New Rules Bring Major Improvements to Brazil’s Business Environment

May 1, 2019 • On 30 April 2019, Provisional Measure 881/2019 (Medida Provisória 881/2019, “MP”)...

| May 1, 2019

Dispute Resolution

Hague Service Convention Now in Force

March 22, 2019 • The HCCH’s Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and...

| March 22, 2019

Migration Law

Visa-free entry for Americans, Australians, Canadians and the Japanese

March 19, 2019 • On 18 March 2019, Presidential Decree 9,731/2019 was published in Brazil’s Federal...

| March 19, 2019

Corporate

Faster Registrations of Companies

March 18, 2019 • On 14 March 2019, Provisional Measure 876/2019 was published. The Provisional Measure...

| March 18, 2019

Contracts

Power of Trade Unions is Further Reduced

March 13, 2019 • Following the series of changes Brazil’s employment laws, Brazil’s President...

| March 13, 2019

Tax and Customs

Updated: Brazil-Switzerland Double Tax Agreement Signed

March 11, 2019 • Brazil and Switzerland have entered into a double tax agreement. The Convention for...

| March 11, 2019

CorporateIntellectual PropertyTax and Customs

Setting Up a Company in Brazil: a Checklist

February 28, 2019 • Setting up a company in Brazil is not as simple as in developed common law countries. The...

| February 28, 2019

ContractsIntellectual PropertyTax and Customs

Appointing a Distributor in Brazil

February 7, 2019 • When companies staring looking at entering the Brazilian market, they generally seek to...

| February 7, 2019

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