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In order to guarantee the maintenance of essential services during the period of social distancing imposed in response to the covid-19 pandemic, the São Paulo State Department of Justice approved, on April 28th, CG Ordinance No. 12/20, which...
We recently wrote about the initiative of the São Paulo State Court of Appeals (TJ-SP) to create a pilot project for pre-trial conciliation and mediation for business disputes arising from the effects of the pandemic (CG Resolution No. 11/2020, of...
The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has been publishing resolutions with the objective of adapting the health sector to the changes resulting from the covid-19 pandemic. Only in the month of March resolutions by the Board of Directors...
The National Department of Business Registration and Integration (DREI), of the Ministry of Economy, published on April 15 Normative Instruction No. 79 regarding participation in and remote voting at meetings and assemblies of privately-held...
The need to resolve conflicts arising from the economic impacts of the covid-19 pandemic declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) and government measures adopted to contain the spread of the virus will demand, as it has been demanding, a...
Various articles and news pieces have appeared in the specialized media in relation to Bill No. 1,397/20, which contemplates emergency measures to deal with the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, including amendments to Law No. 11,101/05 (Bankruptcy...
With the revocation of Executive Order No. 905/2019 by Executive Order No. 955, published on April 20, the changes and innovations it promoted, such as the institution of the Green and Yellow Employment Contract, were lost. According to a statement...
Among so many areas of law already deeply affected by the crisis, it seems that it is now the regulating of public finances, that is, finance law, that is subject to the most intense transformations. This is because in Brazil, as in the rest of the...
On April 15, The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("CVM") issued another rule to contain the impacts of the covid-19 crisis on publicly-traded companies and other companies under the agency's regulations. Resolution No. 852 extends to...
Alberto Faro and Felipe Baracat On April 15th, the Ministry of Economy, through the Special Bureau for Foreign Trade and International Affairs (Secint), published Resolution No. 02/2020 of the Committee on Foreign Financing (Cofiex), to amend...
On April 17th, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("CVM") issued Instruction No. 622, which regulates the holding of digital general meetings for publicly-traded companies in Brazil, after a small but rich public hearing process and...
Bill No. 675/20, approved by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies on April 9, inserts a transitional provision in Law No. 12,414/11 to prohibit the recording of credit history information of individuals or companies in a database during the covid-19...
In order to facilitate access to financing and improve rural credit, Executive Order No. 897/19 (the Agro MP) was converted into law on April 7, with the publication of Law No. 13,986/20. From the original text of the bill, five articles were...
Decree No. 10,306/20, enacted on April 2, establishes the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the direct or indirect execution of engineering works and services by the federal government. Although not immediately related to the covid-19...
On April 8, the Executive Branch published two executive orders to alleviate the impacts of the covid-19 crisis on the electricity sector. MP 949 opens an extraordinary credit of R$ 900 million in favor of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). MP...