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Hiring an Employee in Brazil

Looking to hire an employee in Brazil? Here are the key rules and issues involved....

Setting Up a Company in Brazil: a Checklist

Company registration in Brazil is getting easier. Here you will find the key issues you will need to consider when setting up a company in Brazil....

Brazilian Corporations: Non-Residents Can Become Executive Directors

Non-residents (Brazilians or foreigners) can now be executive directors of Brazilian companies. Brazil’s legal framework continues to improve, with this being another step...

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

On 23 January 2021, Law 14,112/2020 came into force. This Law substantially amended the Brazilian Judicial Recovery and Bankruptcy Law (the “Insolvency Law”), with the key...

Brazil’s Data Protection Law is in force

Brazil's General Data Protection Law is a comprehensive piece of legislation addressing data protection in Brazil. It is Brazil's equivalent to Europe's GDPR and California's...

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

A share investment fund (fundo de investimento em participações, “FIP”) is a close-ended fund that operates somewhat like an investment trust. It is generally used as a...

Changes to Corporate Rules: Online Meetings and Extended Deadlines

Corporate meetings can now be held partially or totally online. This applies to publicly-held and private companies. ...

Covid-19: Emergency Credit Lines for SMEs

The Brazilian government has announced a new credit line worth R$4 billion to provide funding for the payroll at small and medium-sized enterprises as a way to assist them to...

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...

Appointing an Agent (Sales Representative) in Brazil

Quick Read: Agents under Brazilian law: An agent under Brazilian law is a person or legal entity that brokers commercial deals on a regular basis. Mandatory rules: There are court...