Brazil Tag Archive

State of São Paulo Approves Adoption of 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...

Brazil-Norway Double Tax Agreement Amended

More power to the authorities and less secrecy for taxpayers. On 9 August 2019, Decree 9,966/2019 was published. This was the last step required for the Protocol amending the...

Medicinal Cannabis: ANVISA Opens Public Consultation

Brazil’s Health Regulatory Agency (Agência National de Vigilância Sanitária, “ANVISA”) has published two public consultations: for regulations regarding the...

TIEAs with the UK and Switzerland in Force

On 30 May 2019, Brazil’s President (Jair Bolsonaro) signed two decrees (Decree 9,815/2019 and Decree 97,814/2019) approving the tax information exchange agreements...

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...

Visa-free entry for Americans, Australians, Canadians and the Japanese

On 18 March 2019, Presidential Decree 9,731/2019 was published in Brazil’s Federal Gazette. The Decree provides that Australian, Canadian, American and Japanese citizens will no...

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...

Power of Trade Unions is Further Reduced

Following the series of changes Brazil’s employment laws, Brazil’s President published a new Provisional Measure 873/2019 addressing one of the most hotly contested topics of...

Updated: Brazil-Switzerland Double Tax Agreement Signed

Brazil and Switzerland have entered into a double tax agreement. The Convention for Elimination of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Tax...

Setting Up a Company in Brazil: a Checklist

Setting up a company in Brazil is not as simple as in developed common law countries. The process of registration (and deregistration) contains various procedural steps that are...