COVID-19-English

The National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES) approved different economic measures in March of this year in order to mitigate the social and economic impacts of the new coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic that Brazil is weathering. Among...
On April 3, the Senate voted and approved Bill No. 1,179/20 (PL 1,179/20), with the purpose of establishing rules, of an emergency and transitory nature, applicable to private law relations during the period of public calamity caused by the...
The new form of the coronavirus, called SARSCoV-2 and causing covid-19, was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in November of 2019. The coronavirus, previously associated with other known viral forms, such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, suffered a...
Upon the declaration of the covid-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), we are currently experiencing a situation of global anxiety that requires attention in the face of a crisis that a few months ago seemed unthinkable. Like other...
The covid-19 pandemic has changed the entire corporate dynamic, with impacts on relationships among stakeholders and interactions with the government. In times of crisis, more than ever, corporate integrity systems need to function quickly and...
Executive Order No. 931, published on March 30 (MP 931), amended deadlines and procedures for compliance with legal obligations of corporations and limited liability companies, among other entities. The amendments are justified by the difficulty in...
On April 1, 2020, the Federal Government published Executive Order No. 936 ("MP 936") intended to implement new labor and employment measures for employers to confront the coronavirus (covid-19) and, with that, preserve economic activity and...
With the covid-19 pandemic, a significant portion of companies will have their operations seriously affected due to the need to comply with orders that impose, among other issues, closure of establishments and reduction of operating hours. This...
Executive Order No. 931/20 (MP 931/20) has just been issued, with measures related to the holding of general meetings of corporations and meetings of partners of limited liability companies, in response to complaints by publicly-held companies and...
It is still too early to diagnose and, above all, predict all the effects that the covid-19 pandemic will have on concession contracts, under common or public-private partnership arrangements. It seems certain, however, that this event of...
After the promulgation of Executive Order No. 927 (MP 927), Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF) published Circular No. 893, on March 25, to regulate the temporary suspension of the mandatory payment of FGTS for the periods of March, April, and May of...
The covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the economy on a global scale. In Brazil, the expectation in this scenario is that a new cycle of judicial reorganizations and bankruptcies will break out. More than that, the cases in progress may be...
Executive Order No. 927/20 (MP 927/20), published on March 22 with a series of measures to preserve employment and income during the covid-19 pandemic, allows employers to grant early vacation (individual or company-wide) to workers in order to...
Since December of 2019, there has been talk about the spread of the coronavirus. The countries most affected initially were the first to feel the blow to the airline sector due to the cancellation of flights and the closure of airspace and borders...
State Decree 64,879/20, published on March 21, recognized a situation of public emergency in the state of São Paulo, and mandated additional restrictive measures to tackle it. Among other measures, in-person service at the São Paulo State Board...