Government Procurement and PPPs

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...

Government Procurement: Brazil Opening to Foreign Bidders

Brazil's public procurement rules have been changed to increase competition by facilitating the participation of foreign bidders....

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...

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

Brazil’s temporary admission regime (regime de admissão temporária) allows certain goods to temporarily enter Brazil without the payment of import-related taxes. This 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...

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...

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...