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...

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...

Brazil’s Federal Revenue Department

A brief introduction to Brazil’s all powerful tax department. What does it do? The Brazilian Federal Revenue Department (Receita Federal do Brasil, “RFB”) is part of the...

Appointing an Agent (Sales Representative) in Brazil

Quick Read: Agents under Brazilian law: An agent under Brazilian law is a person or legal entity that brokers commercial deals on a regular basis. Mandatory rules: There are court...

Brazil’s Economic Freedom Law

On 21 September 2019, Law 13,874/2019 came into force. Nicknamed the Economic Freedom Law, it marks a major move towards greater economic freedom and a more...

Cost Contribution Agreements in Brazil

Quick Read: Cost contribution agreements (“CCAs”) allow for the sharing of costs among companies of the same corporate group. Brazil adopts the OECD definition of CCAs....

Appointing a Distributor in Brazil

Quick Read: Little bureaucracy: Appointing an agent in Brazil does not require any formal steps. Flexible: Parties have great freedom to decide on the terms of their distribution...

The International Trademark System (Madrid Protocol) is now Law

On 2 October 2019, Decree 10,033/2019 was published. The Decree was the last step to be taken for making the International Trademark System (commonly known as the “Madrid...

Hague Evidence Convention in Force in Brazil

The Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (commonly known as “The Hague Evidence Convention”) on 9 April 2014 and it has been in force in...

Low tax on importing goods into Brazil: the Temporary Admission Regime

Brazil’s temporary admission regime (regime de admissão temporária) allows certain goods to temporarily enter Brazil without the payment of import-related taxes. This is a...