Publications

  • 3 May
    2019

    “Compliant Debtors” law is sanctioned by brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro

    The Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, sanctioned Law 166/2019 on April 08, which modifies the country’s credit scoring system. The new rules will come into force on July 9, 2019. The […]

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  • 3 May
    2019

    Senate approves bill of law that facilitates the recognition of “famous marks”

    The plenary of the Federal Senate approved, on April 2, the bill of law 86/15, which creates special rules that aim to facilitate the recognition of “famous marks” to trademarks […]

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  • 3 May
    2019

    House of Representatives of Brazil approves the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Trademarks

    The plenary of the House of Representatives approved, on April 4, the text of the Madrid Protocol for the international registration of trademarks. The Madrid Protocol, which is a treaty […]

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  • 2 May
    2019

    Brazilian Superior Court distinguishes the hotel manager and developer’s responsibility

    April 2, 2019 By: Rafael Jordão Bussiere, Fabio Perrone Campos Mello and Ana Beatriz Barbosa The Third Chamber of the Brazilian Superior Court decided that the hotel operator Blue Tree should not be a […]

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  • 2 May
    2019

    Brazil releases manual on mutual agreement procedures

    April 3, 2019 By Alex Jorge, Renato Lopes da Rocha, Randall Fox and James Dalley   Brazil has entered into 33 bilateral tax treaties, namely those with Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, […]

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  • 2 May
    2019

    Brazilian Superior Court analyzes legality of check-in and check-out hours

    April 3, 2019 By: Rafael Jordão Bussiere, Fabio Perrone Campos Mello and Ana Beatriz Barbosa Brazil’s Superior Court has validated a hospitality market practice in its decision regarding a civil class action filed by […]

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  • 2 May
    2019

    The Hague Service Convention is promulgated in Brazil

    April 25, 2019 By: Felipe Hermanny Campos Mello Advogados is an independent law firm The Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil […]

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  • 3 Apr
    2019

    Banco do Brasil taps debt markets for us$750 million

    Author: Luis Bulcao Pinheiro Shearman & Sterling LLP in London, New York and São Paulo, Harneys in the Cayman Islands, and Campos Mello Advogados in São Paulo have helped Banco do Brasil […]

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  • 13 Mar
    2019

    GDPR goes global

    Source: DLA Piper Authors: Jim halpert, James Clark, Marcella Hill, Paula Mena Barreto and Stephen Mathias The introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 represented, for […]

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  • 6 Feb
    2019

    Regulatory Norm No. 37 – New Rules for Health and Safety applied to Oil Platforms

    Source: Lexology On December 20, 2018, the former Ministry of Labor issued the Ordinance No. 1,186 (“Ordinance No. 1,186 / 2018”), which approves the Regulatory Norm No. 37 (“NR-37”) establishing […]

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  • 4 Feb
    2019

    Newsletter January – I.P and Data Protection

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY MUST INDEMNIFY ITS COMPETITOR FOR USING A CANCELLED TRADEMARK REGISTRATION Dear Sirs., The Rio Grande do Sul Court of Appeals (“TJRS”) has ruled that the company that […]

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  • 1 Feb
    2019

    Transparency International releases the corruption perceptions index 2018

    Transparency International, an independent organization present in over 100 countries, released this week its Corruption Perceptions Index of 2018 (IPC 2018). The IPC measures the perception levels of corruption in […]

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  • 17 Jan
    2019

    CGU new administrative structure

    The newly-elected Federal Government has recently announced changes in the structure of the Brazilian General-Comptroller Office (CGU).  In addition to the maintenance of the Ministry status and the return of […]

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  • 14 Jan
    2019

    Brazil´s new president closes the Ministry of Labor

    On January 1st, the new president-elect, Mr. Jair Bolsonaro, issued the Provisional Measure No. 870/2019 (“MP”), establishing a new organization of the government agencies and Ministries. Among the changes brought […]

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  • 28 Dec
    2018

    Provisional measure that establishes the creation of the national data protection authority is enacted in Brazil

    The Provisional Measure no. 869 of December 27, 2018 (“MP 869/2018”) was published on December 28, 2018, creating the National Data Protection Authority (“ANPD”) and amending provisions of the Brazilian […]

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  • 10 Dec
    2018

    OPPORTUNITIES OF PUPLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN NEW BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT

    INTRODUCTION Mr. Jair Bolsonaro, the candidate who won the recent presidential election in Brazil, will take office on January 1st, 2019, thus finalizing President Michel Temer’s term in office. Such […]

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  • 5 Dec
    2018

    Oil & Gas Brazil – Q&A

    Source: Lexology (www.lexology.com) Authors: David Meiler, Barbara Bittencourt and Luise Moura   Domestic market overview Production What is the extent of oil and gas production in your jurisdiction? In 2017 […]

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  • 8 Nov
    2018

    Federal Government facilitates access to foreign participation in FINTECHS

    1-INTRODUCTION Credit Fintechs, a niche of startups that uses technology in order to offer financial products and services in a most effective and accessible manner, had its activities regulated by […]

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  • 7 Nov
    2018

    Newsletter – MPDFT investigates brazilian company that tracks users’ location

      In September, the Personal Data Protection Commission, created at the end of 2017 by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Federal District and Territories (“MPDFT”), has initiated a public […]

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  • 25 Oct
    2018

    Campos Mello Advogados promotes international seminar on Brazilian insurance market

    Campos Mello Advogados (CMA), in partnership with DLA International, promotes an international seminar on Brazilian insurance market. The event shall take place on October 25 at the new office of […]

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  • 23 Oct
    2018

    Co-working: the collaborative economy and the Brazilian real estate market

    This article first appeared on the website of the Real Estate Committee of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association, and is reproduced by kind permission of the […]

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  • 1 Oct
    2018

    LexisNexis® Company Law Guide 2018-2019

    Jurisdiction: Brazil 1. What is the general situation for foreign companies in your jurisdiction? (For example, common presence, difficulty to setup, restrictive system, open and welcoming jurisdiction? As one of […]

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  • 28 Sep
    2018

    Newsletter – September Edition

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Dear Clients, In August, 2018 the Third Panel of the Superior Tribunal of Justice (“STJ”, the highest court for non-constitutional matters) ruled that the use of parody in […]

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  • 25 Sep
    2018

    Municipal regulation of individual private paid transportation of passengers

    On March 28, 2018, the Brazilian Federal Law n. 13.640 was sanctioned by the President and it has changed some articles of the Brazilian Federal Law n. 15.587/2012, which established […]

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  • 19 Sep
    2018

    Brazil: handling internal investigations

    Source: Global Investigations Review (GIR) Authors:  Juliana Sá de Miranda and Ricardo Caiado The last five years were crucial for Brazil in its fight against cor- ruption. Pressure from the people […]

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  • 4 Sep
    2018

    Newsletter – August Edition

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Use of computer programs without the proper license agreements generates an obligation to indemnify its author Dear Sirs., In June, the 4th Civil Court of the Federal District […]

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  • 3 Sep
    2018

    New regulation for condo-hotel public offers in Brazil

    Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission enhances legal Certainty of Condo-Hotel Collective Investment Contracts (Hotel’s CIC) by publishing rule #602/2018* The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (“CVM”) published Rule #602/2018 (“Rule”) […]

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  • 27 Aug
    2018

    Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Four Key Latin American Jurisdictions

    Felipe Hermanny, Mariana de Araújo  M.  Lima, Camilo Martinez, Sergio Rojas, Gerardo Lozano, Carlos Nuñez and Sandro Espinoza DLA Piper Latin America Published by Global Arbitration Review Enforcement of foreign […]

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  • 17 Aug
    2018

    First data protection law is enacted in Brazil

      The official redaction of the Brazilian general data protection law was published on August 15, 2018 (Law n. 13,709/2018). It is important to notice that the President vetoed the […]

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  • 14 Aug
    2018

    Supplementary bill of law 53/2018 regarding data protection is sanctioned by president Michel Temer

    Today, on August 14, 2018, we had the opportunity to witness an important step towards data protection in Brazil. The Supplementary Bill of Law 53/2018, one of the current existing […]

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  • 15 Jun
    2018

    Microsoft cannot collect data from users without proper consent

    In May, the 9th Federal Court of São Paulo granted a preliminary injunction in order to compel Microsoft to adopt in thirty days the necessary procedures to allow the users […]

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  • 15 Jun
    2018

    Trademark registration that presents ideological imitation must be annulled, even if composed of common or evocative terms

    In May, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice, Brazil’s highest court for non-constitutional matters  (“STJ”), ruled that trademarks that are liable to create confusion to the consumer cannot coexist in […]

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  • 4 Jun
    2018

    Google is responsible for taking down from youtube the parody of the song “malandramente”

    In April, 2018 the 6th Chamber of Civil Law of the Santa Catarina Court of Appeals ruled that the author of the humoristic video entitled “Medonhamente” should be indemnified after […]

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  • 4 Jun
    2018

    Brazilian consumer association files action against facebook for data breach

    As a result of the scandals involving personal data and behavioral profiles breaches regarding 87 million users connected to Facebook, disclosed to the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica for marketing and […]

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  • 2 May
    2018

    Normative instruction n. 2/2018

    On May 21, 2018, the Ministry of Transparency and General Comptroller Office (CGU) published the Normative Instruction n. 2/2018 which regulates the methodology for calculating administrative fines imposed by the […]

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  • 30 Apr
    2018

    Co-working: the collaborative economy and the Brazilian real estate market

    A long-term effect of the 2008 financial crisis is that markets have innovated to focus  more on sustainability, cost mitigation and collaborative business structures. In this changing world, asset-sharing was […]

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  • 19 Apr
    2018

    The Superior Tribunal of Justice rules that a court order is sufficient for requesting access to online data stored abroad

    In March, 2018, the Superior Tribunal of Justice (STJ – the highest court for non-constitutional matters) ruled that in cases regarding breach of secrecy, the email account data stored abroad […]

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  • 19 Apr
    2018

    French brand “chandon” cannot prevent the use of the name by a Brazilian nightclub

    In March, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) ruled that well-known marks are protected only regarding goods and services which are identical or similar to those offered by it. […]

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