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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...

Brazil’s Data Protection Law

Quick Read: Brazil’s first general law addressing personal data protection has come into force. Law 13,709/2018 (the General Data Protection Law, “GDPL”) is a...

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...

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...

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...

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...