New ISS Law provides provides for a tra...

On September 24, 2020, it was published on the Official Journal (DOU) the Law No. 175/2020, effective as of the date of publication, which provides for rules for the rules regarding the Municipal Service Tax (ISS) payment to both the Municipality of the provider establishment and the Municipality of residence of the borrower, regarding health […]


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 […]

Superintendence of Private Insurance (S...

The Superintendence of Private Insurance (Susep) published on Wednesday (September 2) in the “Federal Official Gazette” (DOU) Circular 612, which provides for policies and procedures aimed at combating crimes of money laundering and prevention of terrorism. The instrument must be complied by insurance companies, brokers, capitalization companies, reinsurers and open private pension entities. The norm imposes new […]

Declaration of Assets held Abroad by In...

1. A reminder that in compliance with the National Monetary Council’s Resolution (“Resolução”) No. 3,854, of May 27, 2010 and the Brazilian Central Bank’s Ruling (“Circular”) No. 3,624, of February 06, 2013, the individuals and legal entities resident, domiciled or with headquarters in Brazil are obliged to declare to the Central Bank the assets and […]

Brazilian House of Representatives appr...

Yesterday, September 1st, 2020, the Brazilian House of House of Representatives approved the New Gas Law Bill (Bill 6,407/2013), which will now be subject to the Senate’s analysis. Click here to access our infographic about the bill.

Supreme Court changes its ruling and au...

Contrary to the ruling rendered by the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) on the Special Appeal 1,230,957 in favor of the taxpayers with respect to the non-levy of social security taxation upon amounts paid as “1/3 constitutional vacation” (taken by the employee), on last week’s judgment (08.28.2020), by majority vote, the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) […]


Law No. 14.046 was published on August 25, 2020, resulting from Provisional Measure No. 948/2020, to establish rules for the cancelation of services and bookings of events in the tourism and culture sectors in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rule exempts suppliers from refunding consumers in case of booking and event cancelations, as long […]

LGPD effective as of August 27, 2020* &...

The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (Law # 13,709/18 – “LGPD”) will be effective as of August 27, 2020*. Today, August 26, the Brazilian Senate rejected the House of Representative’s proposal to extend the LGPD’s effective date to December 31, 2020. The House of Representative’s proposal was included in the Bill of Law that resulted […]

Rio de Janeiro repeals legislation that...

On August 24, 2020, Rio de Janeiro’s legislative branch enacted State Law # 8,983/2020, reinstating the Rio de Janeiro State authority to grant new tax benefits and also validating the ones already granted by the Executive and Legislative branches, provided that duly authorized by the National Finance Policy Council (CONFAZ). The new rule entered into force […]

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