Brazil: New Bidding Bill of Law and imp...

The new Bidding Bill of Law provides for integrity programs as well as greater control and transparency in public tenders The Brazilian Bidding Law (Law 8,666/93) and other public procurement related laws (Law 10,520/2002 and articles 1 to 47 of Law 12,462/2011) are about to be replaced by the Bill of Law No. 4,253/2020, which […]

End of state of calamity in Brazil

In spite of the pressure from several State Governors and the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in Brazil, the state of calamity declared by the Federal Government on March 2020 ends tomorrow, December 31. With that, employers may no longer reduce employees’ pay/working hours, or suspend employment agreements based on the regulations that had created […]


The Transportation Manifest of Industrial Waste (MTR – Manifesto de Transporte de Resíduos), document which must accompany the transportation of industrial waste in the national territory will be mandatory as of January 01st, 2021 for all those waste generators subject to the preparation of a Management Plan on Solid Waste, as set forth by Ordinance […]

CVM invites comments on disclosure impr...

On December 7, 2020, the Brazilian Securities Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários) published a public hearing proposing amendments to the CVM Rule No. 480/09 with the purpose of improving the rules on disclosure of environmental, social and governance matters (also known as “ESG”) required from publicly-held companies in Brazil. The hearing also proposes other amendments […]

Tax settlement of outstanding debts in ...

In brief, the State Attorney General Office in São Paulo, in line with the federal tax settlement program, published in the Official Gazette on the 24th of November 2020 Ruling No. 27/2020, after the State program was created in by Law No. 17,293/2020. This is an alternative of settling directly with the State Attorney General […]


Last Tuesday (10/11), the Brazilian Federal Prosecutors Office’s5th Chamber of Coordination and Revision (5CCR) – focused on anti-corruption efforts –, published Orientation n. 10, which provides rules for individuals and legal entities entering into civil non-prosecution agreements (ANPC) for acts of administrative improbity set forth in the Federal Law No. 8,429 / 1992 (Administrative Improbity […]


Two decisions issued in administrative accountability procedure, conducted by the General Controller´s Office (“CGU”), were published in the Official Gazette this Friday (10/16/2020)due to violation of the Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law. 1 – Food Company Sanctions: fine of R$ 442,690.00 corresponding to 0.1% (one tenth percent) of the company’s gross revenue in 2017 Reduced fine: authority took into […]

CGU and OECD launch the Federal Public ...

E-Alert Compliance | CGU e OCDE lançam o projeto Valores do Serviço Público Federal On Tuesday, October 6, the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) launched with the support of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) the project “Values ​​of the Federal Public Service”, whose main objective is to define in a collaborative […]


The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has published a notice informing that the regime of trademark co-ownership is effective as of September 15, 2020. Thus, it is now allowed to register a trademark in the name of more than one owner through new filings or assignment of existing applications or registrations. The co-ownership, previously […]

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