Despite all the controversy surrounding his rise, far-right former army captain won 55% of the vote in Sunday’s elections and will become Brazil’s next president on 1 January. “It is the end of an awful period,” says TozziniFreire Advogados’ CEO and head of litigation Fernando Serec. “We have been in a terrible governmental limbo and the election is the epilogue of a horrendous transitional period and sets a different mood in the country.”

The end of President Michel Temer’s unpopular government has got many lawyers excited. Temer’s economic reforms were hamstrung by political scandals, but expectations are high now the country has a president who was democratically chosen by the electorate.

(Latin Lawyer)

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