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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...

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...

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...

Hiring an Employee in Brazil

Here are the key issues relating to hiring an employee in Brazil....

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...

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...