Brazil’s Data Protection Law to come into force TODAY

Brazil's General Data Protection Law is a comprehensive piece of legislation addressing data protection in Brazil. It is Brazil's equivalent to Europe's GDPR and California's...

Setting Up a Company in Brazil: a Checklist

A checklist with the key issues you will need to consider when setting up a company in Brazil....

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...

Litigation in Brazil: Unusual Features

Litigating in Brazil is very different from litigating in common law jurisdictions. Below I address some of the more usual features that you are likely to face in litigation in...

WTO’s Agreement on Public Procurement – Brazil seeks submissions

The Brazilian government is seeking submissions from interested private parties and civil society on whether it should join the WTO’s Agreement on Public Procurement (known as...

No income tax withheld on technical services and support on payments to Finland

The Brazilian Federal Revenue Department's new ruling confirms that no income tax is to be withheld on technical and support services supplied from Finland....

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

A share investment fund (fundo de investimento em participações, “FIP”) is a close-ended fund that operates somewhat like an investment trust. It is generally used as a...

Changes to Corporate Rules: Online Meetings and Extended Deadlines

Corporate meetings can now be held partially or totally online. This applies to publicly-held and private companies. ...

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...

Government Procurement: Brazil Opening to Foreign Bidders

Brazil's public procurement rules have been changed to increase competition by facilitating the participation of foreign bidders....

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...