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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...

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...

Appointing a Distributor in Brazil

Quick Read: Little bureaucracy: Appointing an agent in Brazil does not require any formal steps. Flexible: Parties have great freedom to decide on the terms of their distribution...

Updated: 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...

The International Trademark System (Madrid Protocol) is now Law

On 2 October 2019, Decree 10,033/2019 was published. The Decree was the last step to be taken for making the International Trademark System (commonly known as the “Madrid...

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...

Blockchain Adopted by Brazil’s Tax Authority

On 21 November 2018, Brazil’s Federal Revenue Department published an amendment to Regulation RFB 1,649/2016 bringing blockchain technology to the Federal tax compliance system...