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Setting Up a Company in Brazil: a Checklist

October 3, 2021 • Company registration in Brazil is getting easier. Here you will find the key issues you...

| October 3, 2021

Corporate

Brazilian Corporations: Non-Residents Can Become Executive Directors

October 3, 2021 • Non-residents (Brazilians or foreigners) can now be executive directors of Brazilian...

| October 3, 2021

Dispute Resolution

New Limitation Periods for Enforcing Judgments

September 13, 2021 • The time limits for enforcing judgments in Brazil have been changed. These changes apply...

| September 13, 2021

Dispute Resolution

Service of Process is Now by Email in Brazil

September 2, 2021 • Service by email the default method of service of process in Brazil. This has major...

| September 2, 2021

CorporateIntellectual Property

Brazil’s Data Protection Law is in force

September 18, 2020 • Brazil's General Data Protection Law is a comprehensive piece of legislation addressing...

| September 18, 2020

Dispute Resolution

Litigation in Brazil: Unusual Features

October 21, 2021 • Litigating in Brazil is different from litigating in common law jurisdictions. Sworn...

| October 21, 2021

Dispute Resolution

Brazil: Hague Evidence Convention

October 21, 2021 • The Hague Evidence Convention governs the obtaining evidence in Brazil....

| October 21, 2021

ContractsCorporateEmploymentTax and Customs

Hiring an Employee in Brazil

October 21, 2021 • Looking to hire an employee in Brazil? Here are the key rules and issues involved....

| October 21, 2021

Government Procurement and PPPs

Brazil has a new Procurement Law

April 29, 2021 • A new Procurement Law came into force in Brazil on 1 April 2021. However, the old...

| April 29, 2021

CorporateDispute Resolution

UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency in Force in Brazil

February 2, 2021 • On 23 January 2021, Law 14,112/2020 came into force. This Law substantially amended the...

| February 2, 2021

ContractsGovernment Procurement and PPPs

WTO’s Agreement on Public Procurement – Brazil seeks submissions

August 24, 2020 • The Brazilian government is seeking submissions from interested private parties and civil...

| August 24, 2020

Tax and Customs

No income tax withheld on technical services and support on payments to Finland

August 17, 2020 • The Brazilian Federal Revenue Department's new ruling confirms that no income tax is to...

| August 17, 2020

CorporateTax and Customs

Investing in Brazil via a Share Investment Fund (“FIP”)

April 24, 2020 • A share investment fund (fundo de investimento em participações, “FIP”) is a...

| April 24, 2020

ContractsCorporate

Changes to Corporate Rules: Online Meetings and Extended Deadlines

April 20, 2020 • Corporate meetings can now be held partially or totally online. This applies to...

| April 20, 2020

ContractsCorporateEmployment

Covid-19: Emergency Credit Lines for SMEs

March 30, 2020 • The Brazilian government has announced a new credit line worth R$4 billion to provide...

| March 30, 2020

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