Dispute Resolution

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...

Hague Service Convention Now in Force

The HCCH’s Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (commonly known as the “Hague Service...

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...

Changes to the Civil Code: Easier Removal of Directors (Administradores) and Minority Shareholders

Law 13,792/2019 (gazetted on 3 January 2019) was one of the first Bills signed into Law by President Bolsonaro. The Law amends the Civil Code. Now if a director (administrador) 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...

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...

Is service by letter rogatory still required?

Special Court of the Superior Court of Justice allows recognition of foreign judgment where service was effected by post. On 31 October 2017, the special court of the Superior...

Hague Evidence Convention Now Law

After Brazil ratified the Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (commonly known as “The Hague Evidence Convention”) on 9 April...