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With the advance of the vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus after more than a year after the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, finally the time has come to discuss and evaluate the concrete possibility of returing to in-person...
Contracts[1] of various natures have been broken in Brazil due to the covid-19 pandemic. The defaults, when not solvable amicably by mutual concessions, have been submitted to the judiciary (or an arbitral tribunal, where applicable) to be...
After a meeting between the heads of the state and municipal executive powers over the weekend, acts of the mayor and governor of Rio de Janeiro were published on March 22 and 24, restricting the movement of people and the operation of various...
After almost a year of pandemic, the time has come to talk about carnival for 2021: how will Brazil's biggest festivity take place and how will it affect labor and employment relations? Will the workers continue to perform their activities...
The Brazilian Internal Revenue Service (RFB) clarified, through the Cosit Consultation Solution No. 148, of December 21, 2020, the limit of the application of the tax benefit instituted by article 5 of Law no. 13,982/20, which allowed deducting...
Many may be surprised at the strength of the Brazilian IPO market in 2020, even in the scenario of the covid-19 pandemic. So far, there have been 23 initial public offerings registered with the CVM in 2020, and another 39 applications under review...
Published on September 2 of this year, Executive Order (MP) No. 998/20 seeks to strengthen the opening of the free market for the sale of electricity and, among other measures, introduces improvements in the efforts to modernize the electricity...
The new coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to review their forms of organization, with impacts on labor relations and the day-to-day lives of employees. According to data from the PNAD-Covid survey, conducted by the Brazilian...
Near the end of the third quarter and after almost six months of social distancing, it is already possible to identify, at least on a preliminary basis, some of the impacts caused by the covid-19 pandemic in the practice of mergers and...
Thiago Spercel and Felipe Baracat The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the implementation of sustainability practices in companies. It is already possible to see greater internal cohesion in organizations around purpose, culture, and value and...
Ana Karina E. de Souza, Fabio Komatsu Falkenburger, Carolina de Souza Tuon and Luisa Andrade Costa e Silva Rodrigues On August 11, the Anvisa board (National Health Surveillance Agency) unanimously approved the opening of public consultation on a...
Federal Decree No. 10,470/20, published on August 25, extended the time limits for employers to suspend their employees' employment contracts or to reduce, proportionally, working hours and salaries. Created by Executive Order No. 936/2020 (later...
The most varied and possible crisis scenarios are always cause for concern and planning. Companies focus on numbers, goals, contracts, reputation, inventory, sales, tangible and intangible risks, natural and technological accidents, criminal...
The National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) approved, on August 6, the bid notice for Transmission Auction No. 1/2020, scheduled for December 17 of this year. It is an important step towards resumption of the pace of growth that the electricity...
With the end of the validity of Executive Order 927 (MP 927) on July 19, 2020, employers can no longer use its provisions. Within the time frame of 60 days, as of July 20, the Brazilian Congress may issue a Legislative Decree to govern any impacts...