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State of São Paulo Approves Arbitration for Government Contracts

Well-regarded arbitration institutions may be chosen to resolve disputes with the State. On 1 August 2019, Decree 64,356/2019 was published in the São Paulo Gazette and came into...

Power of Trade Unions is Further Reduced

Following the series of changes Brazil’s employment laws, Brazil’s President published a new Provisional Measure 873/2019 addressing one of the most hotly contested topics of...

Appointing a Distributor in Brazil

When companies staring looking at entering the Brazilian market, they generally seek to sell their goods or services. The appointment of agents can be tricky, as mandatory...

Appointing an Agent (Commercial Representative) in Brazil

What is an “agent” under Brazilian law? Brazilian law provides for different types of agency relationships. The most common, which is the focus of this article, is that of...

TST: Signing Bonus is Salary

Brazil’s Superior Employment Court (Tribunal Superior do Trabalho or “TST”) has recently issued its final decision addressing whether an employee’s signing bonus...

Agents Targeted for Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism

On 9 May 2018 the Brazilian Council of Control of Financial Activities (known as “COAF”) issued a new resolution (Resolution COAF 30/2018) targeting persons who act in the...

All Contracts Subject to New Rules: Ministry of Employment

Brazil’s employment law reform (Law 13,467/2017) came into force on 11 November 2017. To avoid issues relating to its interpretation, Brazil’s President issued Provisional...

New Law Brings Pragmatism to Brazilian Judicial and Administrative Decisions

Key Points Law 13,655/2018 (the “Law”) came into force on 26 April 2018. The Law introduces important changes to the decision-making process at both administrative and...

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

The temporary admission regime (regime de admissão temporária) allows certain goods to enter Brazil without the payment of import-related taxes. Summary The regime is subdivided...

RFB’s Private Ruling confirms that most taxes are not payable on commissions to foreign agents

On 10 December 2017, Brazil’s Federal Revenue Department’s (“RFB‘s”) Private Ruling DISIT/SRRF06 6,603/2017 was published addressing the applicable taxes on...