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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...

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....

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 or “GDPL”) is a...

Translation of Declaration of Rights of Economic Freedom

Below in italics is my translation of Chapter II of Law 13,874/2019, together with links. This Law marks a major shift in the way business law is to be interpreted in Brazil, so...

Faster Registrations of Companies

On 14 March 2019, Provisional Measure 876/2019 was published. The Provisional Measure substantially improves the speed with which certain businesses and corporate documents can be...