International: COVID-19 Global guide on public contracting

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

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

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)

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...

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

 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...

Brazil: State of Goiás publishes Law that requires companies to have an Integrity Program

On June 25, 2019, State Law No. 20,489/2019 was published in the Official Gazette of the State of Goiás.The Law determines the mandatory implementation of...

Brazil: Ministry of Infrastructure publishes ordinances regarding the participation of public agents in meetings,...

On June 21, 2019, two ordinances were published by the Ministry of Infrastructure in the Official Gazette of the Union with the approval of Codes...

President of Brazil Signs Three Bills Integrating the Anti-Crime and Anti-Corruption Package

President Jair Bolsonaro signed three bills that belong to the anti-crime and anti-corruption package proposed by Justice and Public Security Minister, Sergio Moro.The anti-crime...
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