M&A in Brazil: the practical impact of the new Economic Freedom Act and the Coronavirus pandemic | Melcheds Advogados


Legal Briefing

On 20 September 2019, the Brazilian federal government, lead by the president Jair Messias Bolsonaro, enacted Law No 13,874/2019 (the Brazilian Economic Freedom Act), which was passed with the aim of (i) reducing day-to-day bureaucracy for Brazilian investors, (ii) establishing free market guarantees and (iii) providing greater legal certainty for Brazil’s business environment. As a …

Cybercrime: tackling the many faces of a growing threat | Brodies

Legal Briefing

2020 tested the resilience of organisations in ways that were unprecedented and, with further restrictions on movement imposed at the start of the new year, continued disruption seems inevitable for the foreseeable future. For many, continued homeworking – and the challenges that brings – is likely to be an everyday feature of life for some …

Transacting with troubled companies: navigating stressed, distressed, and insolvent acquisitions | Latham & Watkins

Legal Briefing

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about significant challenges for many businesses, and a heightened risk of financial difficulty and insolvency. While the number of formal insolvencies has been relatively low thus far, troubled businesses may be forced to pursue accelerated asset disposals, or may themselves present an attractive investment opportunity for new equity stakeholders capable …