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A Game Changer for Business Corruption
Veirano Advogados, July 2013

The passion Brazilians have for football is nothing new. As children, we learn the game and argue over the rules, which are often anything but black and white and, on occasion, are difficult to apply. That’s true even for referees, who, well into the 21st century, are still barred from employing the full array of technologies available to make their work easier. In contrast to other sports, the rules governing football evolve very slowly...

Advertising limits imposed by the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice
Veirano Advogados, May 2012

Rrecently more than US$ 44 billion was invested in advertising campaigns in Brazil, a period during which CONAR, the Brazilian Advertising Self Regulation Council, rendered approximately 380 decisions, restricting, in some way, 221 advertising campaigns (2010). In 2011, this increased to almost US$ 52 billion, but the number of decisions issued by CONAR dropped to 325, limiting 215 commercials, mostly those broadcasted on television...

Agribusiness & Intellectual Property Client Alert
Veirano Advogados, October 2019

Agribusiness: STJ Recognizes the Co-Existence of Intellectual Property Rights from the IP and Plant Varieties Acts over Transgenic Soybeans On October 9, 2019, the Superior Court of Justice (“STJ”) unanimously denied Special Appeal No. 1.610.728/RS, establishing an understanding that entitles holders of GMO patents over soybeans to charge royalties for the use of their seed by farmers outside the scope of the Plant Varieties Act...

Amendment of The General Rules on Sales at a Loss and Removal of Franchiser and Distance Sales Company Registers
Veirano Advogados, December 2018

The government has approved, by royal decree-law, a legal reform introducing a number of changes to the Retail Trade Law. Royal Decree-Law 20/2018, of December 7, 2018, on urgent measures to foster economic competitiveness in the industrial and trading sectors in Spain, published in the Official State Gazette last Saturday, December 8, amends Retail Trade Law 7/1996, of January 15,1996...

ANTAQ Adapts Rules for Construction and Exploration of Private-Use Terminal
Veirano Advogados, May 2018

Earlier this year, the National Agency of Waterway Transports (ANTAQ) published Normative Resolution No. 20, which approves new rules for the authorization for the construction and exploration of private-use terminal (TUP), cargo transhipment station (ETC), small-size public port facility (IP4) and tourism port facility (IPTur), revoking Resolution No. 3,290. The new rules aim at adjusting the requirements and proceedings applicable by ANTAQ to the changes introduced by Decree No...

Anti Counterfeiting in Latin America - A Brazilian Perspective
Veirano Advogados, October 2009

Over the last decade, Latin American nations have put considerable effort into demonstrating their willingness to overcome the increasing amount of counterfeit activity in the region These efforts were intensified particularly after the US Trade Representative (USTR) released a warning, by inserting Argentina and Brazil in its “priority watch list” and by applying even greater restrictions to Paraguay, as subject to Section 306 of the 2003 Special 30

As World Cup Nears, Ambush Marketing Takes To The Field
Veirano Advogados, May 2014

With international marketers readying for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) has released Ambush Marketing: A Global Legal Perspective, which summarizes laws and other rules governing ambush marketing in 52 countries around the world...

Aspects of the Streaming and Network Neutrality
Veirano Advogados, May 2015

At first glance, "net neutrality" may seem a natural principle for the internet environment. This expression, however, gives rise to sometimes divergent interests and some concerns. As a general concept, net neutrality means an open Internet, through which consumers would be able to make their own choices about the content they wish to access and share, as well as the services and applications they want to use...

Bird’s-Eye View on the Amendments to the Brazilian Insolvency Law
Veirano Advogados, December 2020

On December 24, 2020, the Brazilian President sanctioned, with some vetoes, an amendment to Law 11,101/2005, which governs judicial reorganizations, pre-packaged reorganizations and bankruptcy liquidations of businessmen and companies. The vetoes can still be overthrown by the Brazilian Congress...

Brazil - Trademark Applications Set a New Country Record
Veirano Advogados, May 2011

The Brazilian industry appears to be fully recovered from the world crisis of 2008, at least as regards Intellectual Property aspects.  According to a recent official announcement made by the Brazilian Trademark Office, the number of trademark filings in Brazil raised considerably in 2010, from an estimate 111.724 applications in 2009 to a total of 129.620, which corresponds to a 16% growth...

Brazil Enacts Pioneering Internet Bill of Rights
Veirano Advogados, June 2014

After two years of heated debate fuelled by a diplomatic scandal with the US, Brazil has enacted a groundbreaking bill of internet rights which will protect consumers and give added certainty to businesses. The government initially sought to stem the controversy related to the US government spying on Brazilian internet by proposing rules which would require all companies with operations in Brazil to keep their data stored within the country by setting up local servers...

Brazil Has Experienced Huge Econonmic Growth and Stability Over the Last Decade.
Veirano Advogados, May 2011

It seems to have avoided the worst effects of the 2009 financial crisis that shook much of the developed world, as domestic demand, government stimulus and rising commodity prices helped pull the economy out of recession faster than most countries. Indeed, the good economic momentum that catapulted Brazil forward over the past 10 years has helped 30% of the population to rise out of poverty and become consumers of products and services...

Brazil: Mergers and Acquisitions and The Halal Industry
Veirano Advogados, March 2017

As published in international media, Brazil is still facing economic problems related, for example, to economic growth rate and unemployment. However, Brazil remains a country where investment opportunities continue to exist. Brazil has the advantage of having a large internal market due to the size of its population and of being well positioned geographically in South America, so the country can be a platform for the export of products to other countries in the region...

Brazil: The IDB and Halal food
Veirano Advogados, July 2017

Brazil has a very small Muslim community. In any event, this is a country which, despite economic and/or political crises, foreign investors are always looking at. At this moment, one can see foreign investors acquiring assets in Brazil because of their low prices...

Brazil’s Supreme Court Rules on Reduction of Patent Validity Terms
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The Federal Supreme Court of Brazil concluded the judgment of the lawsuit claiming the unconstitutionality of the sole paragraph of article 40, of the Industrial Property Law, referring to the minimum term of validity of patents in Brazil...

Brazilian Government Initiates Public Consultation on Free Trade Agreements Between Mercosur and Vietnam and Indonesia
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The Brazilian Secretariat of Foreign Trade, of the Ministry of Economy, published Notice nº 32/2021, initiating public consultations on the negotiations of Free Trade Agreements between Mercosur and Vietnam and Mercosur and Indonesia...

Brazilian Labour Courts Sanction Internal Penalties for Social Dumping
Veirano Advogados, April 2010

The escalation of fierce competition among companies for more cost effective products and services has raised discussions about Social Dumping, a curious combination of a traditional pure economic concept with labour and employment regulation...

Brazilian Senate Approves Amendment to Insolvency Law
Veirano Advogados, November 2020

On November 25, 2020, the Brazilian Senate approved Bill of Law No 4,458/2020 ("BL 4458"), which amends Law No 11,101/2005 ("BBL"), to update the legislation regarding the judicial reorganization, pre-packaged reorganization and bankruptcy liquidation of businessmen and companies. BL 4458, which provisions have already been approved by the House of Representatives, will now be sanctioned by the President...

Central Bank Determined to Make Foreign Investment Simpler
Veirano Advogados, March 2014

The Central Bank of Brazil initiated a public hearing on 6 February to facilitate foreign investment. The Internet-delivered hearing will end on 7 April. The idea is to include under a single normative act the scattered provisions relating to fixed and variable income investment, as well as to portfolio investment.  The measure is one of initiatives taken by the Central Bank within its Otimiza-BC program of cost reduction...

Changes to Rules on Occupational Safety and Health in Mining Activities
Veirano Advogados, January 2019

On December 19th, 2018, the Ministry of Labor published Ordinance No. 1,085/2018, for the purpose of amending Regulation No. 22 ("NR-22"), which regulates aspects related to the mining sector occupational safety and health. The reformed NR-22 therefore brings changes to the sections regarding the Disposal of Tailings, Wastes and Products and the Emergency Response Plan, within the framework of the National Policy on Dams Safety ("PNSB")...

Constitutional Amendment Bill to Reduce Weekly Working Hours Limit and its Possible Effects
Veirano Advogados, December 2009

At this moment, according to the Brazilian Constitution, employees may not work more than 44 hours per week. Also, whenever employees work overtime, the hourly rates are increased by at least 50%. Yet, a Constitutional Amendment Bill is being discussed in Brazilian House of Representatives in order to change such provisions. Bill no...

COVID-19 Client Alert
Veirano Advogados, March 2020

The new virus COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is spreading exponentially all over the world, also in Brazil. The outbreak is affecting the way in which our clients and their clients conduct their businesses, and the behavior of each and every one of us drastically. The virus is not only tragic for those, whose health is being affected, but also for large parts of the economy, such as the tourism industry, airlines and general retail (other than nutrition-related)...

COVID-19: ANM Clarifies Suspension of Material and Procedural Terms, Including the Validity of Mining Titles - Resolution ANM No. 50
Veirano Advogados, November 2020

On November 27, 2020, the Federal Official Gazette published Resolution No. 50, by means of which the National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolution No. 46/2020, which suspended the deadlines of certain procedural and material acts and the extension of mining titles. According to the new wording, the period of certain procedural and material acts as well as the tacit approval by the Agency is suspended from March 20, 2020 to December 31, 2020...

COVID-19: ANM Extends validity of Mineral titles and Suspension of Procedural and Material Deadlines until June 30, 2021
Veirano Advogados, January 2021

On January 22, 2021, the Federal Official Gazette published Resolution No. 55, by means of which the National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolutions No. 28/2020 and 46/2020, which deal with the suspension of deadlines of certain procedural and material acts under its competence, and the extension of the terms of mineral titles, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic...

COVID-19: ANM Extends Validity of Mineral Titles and Suspension of Procedural and Material Deadlines until September 30, 2021
Veirano Advogados, July 2021

The National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolutions No. 28/2020 and 46/2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and revokes Resolution No. 55/2021.   On June 30, 2021, the Federal Official Gazette published Resolution No. 76, by means of which the National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolutions No...



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