Angel Investor funding and Tax Benefits for Brazilian Investments
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Angel Investor funding and Tax Benefits for Brazilian Investments

Seeking to encourage innovative activities and productive investments, the angel investor concept was introduced into Brazilian law. This type of funding is applied for contributions in companies classified as microenterprise or small business, a legal regime generally adopted by startups in Brazil. Up to that time, investments in innovation companies were performed mainly through convertible...

15/08/201827/08/2018by
Insider Trading in Brazil – Criminal and Administrative Perspective
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Insider Trading in Brazil – Criminal and Administrative Perspective

During the year 2017, Brazil faced a lot of corruption scandals involving uncommon relationships between the private and public sectors. Once and again, Brazilians unfortunately will keep in their memories another difficult moment. From a securities market perspective, we have the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (“CVM”) created by the Federal Law 6,385/76 in...

11/12/201715/12/2017by
Debt waiver, potential tax impacts and possible alternatives
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Debt waiver, potential tax impacts and possible alternatives

In the past few years, Brazil’s economy has disappointed. It grew by 2.2% a year, on average, a slower rate than other countries like China or India. It contracted by 1.6% in the first quarter, compared to the same period last year, and is expected to shrink by as much as 2% in 2015. Moreover,...

15/09/201529/05/2017by
Restructuring a Nordic Business in Brazil
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Restructuring a Nordic Business in Brazil

In our last article published in “NordicLight”, we tried to explain how foreign investors may get out of a Brazilian business, should their project not prosper. In this article, we would like to make Nordic investors aware of the possibility to restructure their business without needing to get out of it, in case they wish...

15/07/201208/03/2018by