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EDITION 23 - APRIL 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW:
PUBLISHED THE CETESB BOARD OF DIRECTORS DECISION No. 76/2018 / C, THAT ESTABLISHES THE PROCEDURE FOR INCORPORATION OF THE REVERSE LOGISTICS IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL LICENSE IN SÃO PAULO

On April 4th, the Direction of Environmental Company of the State of São Paulo (CETESB), published a new decision which establishes the procedure for the reverse logistics incorporation in the scope of... more

JUDGMENT OF THE FOREST CODE

In the judgment of the Forest Code, after having delivered all the votes, including the last one, by Minister Celso de Mello, dean of the court, more than 30 points were debated, among which will be pointed out what was effectively... more


LABOR LAW:
NORMATIVE RESOLUTION 26/2018 OF THE BRAZILIAN IMMIGRATION NATIONAL COMMITTEE

In early April, Normative Resolution 26/2018 (“NR 26/18”) of the Brazilian Immigration National Committee (“CNIg”) was published in the Federal Official Gazette so as to state new rules regarding residence permission for working... more


REGULATORY LAW:
OIL & GAS – FIRST CYCLE OF PERMANENT OFFER OF AREAS

The National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP), Regulatory Entity responsible for this sector, recently, approved the inclusion of 46 blocks - not contracted during the 15th Bidding Round kicked off by Brazilian Government.. more


TAX LAW:
PIS AND COFINS CONTROVERSY JUDGED BY STJ

The Superior Court of Justice (“STJ”), the highest court for non-constitutional matters in Brazil, has recently ruled on a very controversial topic for taxpayers in Brazil: the concept of input for PIS and COFINS contributions... more

SÃO PAULO STATE ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TAXATION

São Paulo State has recently issued Ordinance (“Portaria”) CAT n. 24/2018, which implemented, in more practical terms, the changes taxpayers of ICMS were expecting to happen in relation to the levy of such tax in electronic commerce... more

ARBITRATION LAW:
GOL LINHAS AÉREAS WINS ANOTHER STEP TO CONFIRM THE VALIDITY OF ARBITRAL AWARD AGAINST MATLINPATTERSON BEFORE THE BRAZILIAN JUDICIARY

After the purchase of VARIG (VRG) in 2007 for US$275mi, GOL commenced arbitral procedures against MatlinPatterson before ICC to discuss an adjustment to... more


CONSUMER LAW:
BRAZILIAN SUPREME COURT ACCEPTS SETTLEMENT IN CLASS ACTION RELATED TO ECONOMIC PLANS

On March 1, 2018, the Plenary of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF), endorsed the decision of Judge Ricardo Lewandowski, who approved the settlement between... more


CRIMINAL LAW:
BRAZILIAN SUPREME COURT REAFFIRMS PRIOR RULING ALLOWING THE POSSIBILITY OF PROVISORY SENTENCE SERVING ON CRIMINAL CASES ON THE FORMER PRESIDENT LULA’S CASE

On the last April 4th, the Brazilian Supreme Court reaffirmed its prior jurisprudence allowing the commencement of the sentence serving even if there are... more


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
BRICS COUNTRIES SIGN JOINT DECLARATION ON COOPERATION IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The IP offices’ representatives for Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa have met in the city of Chengdu (China) where they signed, on March 26th, a joint declaration... more


ANTITRUST LAW:
CADE AND BCB EXECUTE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

The Administrative Council for Economic Defense – CADE and the Central Bank of Brazil – BCB signed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate... more



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