Brazil

Brazil: General Data Protection Law is effective as of 27 August 2020

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The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (Law # 13,709/18 – LGPD) will be effective as of August 27, 2020*. Today, August 26, the Brazilian Senate rejected the House of Representative’s proposal to extend the LGPD’s effective date to December 31, 2020. The House of Representative’s proposal was included in the Bill of Law that resulted from Provisional Measure # 959/2020 issued by the Brazilian President in April 2020, which originally extended the LGPD’s effective date to May 3, 2021.

International: Digital Tax Services in Latin America

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Baker McKenzie's VAT/Indirect Tax Practice presented 'Digital Services in Latin America,' on 12 August 2020. This was the second presentation in the International VAT Conference Webinar Series, a global webinar series designed for VAT specialists from all industry sectors that aims to discuss the latest developing trends and hot topics in the VAT/GST and customs arena.

Brazil: General Data Protection Law is effective as of 27 August 2020

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The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (Law # 13,709/18 – LGPD) will be effective as of August 27, 2020*. Today, August 26, the Brazilian Senate rejected the House of Representative’s proposal to extend the LGPD’s effective date to December 31, 2020. The House of Representative’s proposal was included in the Bill of Law that resulted from Provisional Measure # 959/2020 issued by the Brazilian President in April 2020, which originally extended the LGPD’s effective date to May 3, 2021.

International: COVID-19 Global guide on public contracting

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In light of the global pandemic, governments across the globe are faced with urgent needs whose immediate coverage is a matter of life and death. Hence, these unusual and uncertain times call for rare and exceptional measures, and without much ado, governments around the globe have provided them. Common to all approaches is the will to enable public contractors to procure the urgently needed supplies to save lives and contain the pandemic without major bureaucratic hurdles.

Latin America: COVID-19 – The Reopening Playbook

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Our Latin America Employment and Compensation team is pleased to provide you with this quick guide which includes six key topics when planning to reopen the workplace around 7 jurisdictions in Latin America.

Brazil: Brazilian IRS authorizes additional PIS and COFINS credits

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The Brazilian Federal Revenue ('RFB') issued COSIT Ruling No. 45/20 to authorize PIS/COFINS credits over expenses incurred with employees' transportation and meal. Although the Ruling was filed by an association of companies that act in cleaning, servicing, and maintenance, the RFB adopted some assumptions that, in our view, could be applied to companies of other sectors.In a nutshell, the Ruling indicates that Art. 3, item X of Law 10833, only allows the record of PIS/COFINS credits to the cleaning, servicing, and maintenance companies on the expenses effectively incurred with the acquisition of transportation and meal tickets/vouchers.

Global Merger Analysis Platform (GMAP)

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Our team of over 300 antitrust experts around the world have collaborated to produce a truly innovative Global Merger Analysis Platform (GMAP). GMAP answers...

Brazil: Extension of the Validity of Federal Tax Clearance Certificate and Suspension of Procedural...

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The Brazilian IRS and the Federal Attorney Office have jointly enacted Ordinance n. 555 extending the validity of the federal tax debt clearance certificates...

Webinar: Challenges and Solutions for Multijurisdictional Filings in Latin America

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 In this webinar, Esteban Rópolo, competition law expert and partner, presents the legal and economic challenges and risks that multinational companies from the region...

EU and Mercosur: “We have a deal”

After two decades of negotiations and debates, the European Union (EU) and Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) finally signed a new and ambitious...
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