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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...
In order to ensure the solidity, stability, and regular operation of the Brazilian Financial System, the Brazilian Monetary Council (CMN) issued Resolution No. 4,797/20 on April 7, establishing until September 30 of this year, among other issues...
By Fabio Komatsu Falkenburger, Marina Estrella Barros, Vitor Guilherme da Silva Barbosa and Vittoria Psillakis Mickenhagen The air sector was one of the hardest hit by the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. Domestic and...
Challenged by the new reality imposed by the covid-19 pandemic, agencies making up the Judiciary have been issuing a series of acts and adopting a multitude of measures that seek not only to adapt the modus operandi of the Judiciary in Brazil to...
Following the procedure for approval of Executive Order 936/20 ("MP 936"), the Office of the President of Brazil sanctioned Federal Law No. 14,020/20. In spite of specific vetoes made to the text approved by Congress, President Jair Bolsonaro...
With the beginning of the containment of the impacts of the coronavirus and the disclosure of plans to reopen the states in recent weeks, the protocols for resumption of in-person activities have been the focus of discussions and consideration at...
Renata Oliveira, Marcos Costa e Gustavo Inacarato Marques As the “silo of the world", Brazil has in agribusiness a segment of unquestionable relevance for the economy. The sector shows its productive strength in the GDP result for...
The Special Secretary of Social Security and Labor published, on June 18, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, Joint Ordinance No. 20/2020, which seeks to establish minimum measures to be observed by employers to prevent, control, and...
Following the procedure for conversion of Executive Order 936/20 into federal law, the Federal Senate approved the Conversion Bill (PLV) on June 16, contemplating various changes in the original text proposed by the Federal Government. The...
The National Electric Power Agency (Aneel) tried Administrative Proceeding No. 48500.001841/2020-81 at the 17th Ordinary Public Meeting, in May, in order to deny the Group A consumers claim, who requested alleviation from the collection of electric...
The impacts of the crisis generated by the covid-19 pandemic on the economy as a result of the isolation measures imposed on the population and the shutdown of business activities led to the adoption of a series of tax measures to mitigate its...
Law 14,010/2020, published in the Official Gazette on June 12, 2020, establishes the “Emergency and Transitional Legal Arrangement” applicable to private contracts during the Covid-19 pandemic. The law, which originated in Senate Bill 1,179...
The environment created by the risks of contagion from the new coronavirus (covid-19) has led to the need for rapid adaptation of electronic notarial act systems in order to avoid, as much as possible, performing acts in person. In this context...
In the midst of the serious coronavirus pandemic that is worsening the reality of the population of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Governor Wilson Witzel issued Decree No. 47,057/20 on May 5 to regulate the charging of a new levy to be borne by...
Amidst the scenario initiated by the coronavirus (covid-19) and the focus given by the Federal Supreme Court (STF) on the lawsuits directed to the issue, the Court recently decided en banc, in a virtual session, that the appeal deposit is...