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Setting Up a Company in Brazil: a Checklist

Setting up a company in Brazil is not as simple as in most developed economies. The process of registration (and deregistration) contains various procedural steps that are...

Investing in Brazil via a Share Investment Fund (“FIP”)

Quick read: Share investment funds (fundos de investimentos em participações, “FIPs”) are tax effective Brazilian vehicles for investing in private and public-listed...

Changes to Corporate Rules: Online Meetings and Extended Deadlines

Updated on 20 April 2020 The Brazilian President has published a new Provisional Measure (Medida Provisária 931/2020, “MP”) addressing corporate issues. The MP: extends the...

Covid-19: Emergency Credit Lines for SMEs

The Brazilian government has announced a new credit line worth R$4 billion to provide funding for the payroll at small and medium-sized enterprises as a way to assist them to...

Contract Law: Force Majeure and Hardship in Brazil

Quick read: The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has caused major disruptions to businesses around the world, especially to supply chains and sales. Brazilian law can protect...

Government Procurement: Brazil Opening to Foreign Bidders

Quick Read Brazil’s rules have traditionally favoured local bidders, although there were international tenders. The rules have been changed to increase competition by...

Simplified Special Regime for Brazilian Startups

On 24 April 2019, Complementary Law 167/2019 (“Law”) was published. The Law creates a simplified system for startups. The Law defines as “disruptive companies” those...

Tax Reform: Brazil to Adopt Australian/NZ GST System

For the first time in decades, the current Brazilian government is taking actual steps to radically improve the Brazilian tax system. There are two Bills that will be backed by...

Hiring an Employee in Brazil

Brazil has a very prescriptive and detailed employment law system. The main body of law is set out in the Consolidation of Labour Laws (Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho,...

The New Brazilian Franchising Law

Quick Read: On 27 December 2019, the new Brazilian Franchising Law (“BFL”) was officially published. This Law replaces in full the previous Franchising Law. The BFL is more...