terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2016

Contribution to Tax Notes website - Foreign Companies See Increase in US Class Action Suits Over Taxes

Tax Notes LogoI have been asked to provide some details about Brazilian law to an article published by TaxNotes.com,  a non-profit that provides excellent coverage of tax matters.

The article, very well drafted by Mr. William Hoke, describes the recent uptick in tax-related class action suits filed in the U.S. by shareholders of foreign firms.

He mentions me in a paragraph describing how Brazilian law treats class action lawsuit filed by shareholders of a company.

Please check it (it is after a pay wall)

Foreign Companies See Increase in US Class Action Suits Over Taxes 

quarta-feira, 11 de maio de 2016

The New Challenges of Fighting Corruption in Brazil: Changes in Brazilian Legal and Political Culture and the Defense of Rule of Law, Democracy and Freedom


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Professor Bruno Wanderley is one of my mentors, since college. 


I urge all of you to go see his lecture. 





The New Challenges of Fighting Corruption in Brazil: Changes in Brazilian Legal and Political Culture and the Defense of Rule of Law, Democracy and Freedom

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Please join the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies for a lecture entitled “The New Challenges of Fighting Corruption in Brazil: Changes in Brazilian Legal and Political Culture and the Defense of Rule of Law, Democracy and Freedom,” by Bruno Wanderley Junior.
The lecture will present the endemic corruption in Brazil through a historical analysis, from the colonial period to present day. It will focus on the cultural change in the political relationship between the people and the State in the combat against all forms of corruption and in the defense of democracy and freedom as essential conditions for the consolidation of the rule of law in Brazil. Finally, the lecture will discuss the role of the internal controlling agencies of public administration and the effectiveness of the legal system and constitutional law.
Bruno Wanderley Junior is the Director of the Laboratory of Law and Technological Innovation at UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais). He is also an Associate Professor of International and Constitutional Law at UFMG, a Professor of International Law and Human Rights at PUC Minas (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais), a Professor of Constitutional Law at UNIFENAS (University of Alfenas), and a Visiting Professor at FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas) in Rio de Janeiro. Bruno holds a PhD from UFMG, where he also obtained his masters and undergraduate degree.  He is an attorney at Law, registered at OAB (Brazilian Bar Association).

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sexta-feira, 4 de março de 2016

For U.S. Tech Firms Abroad And Data In The Cloud, Whose Laws Apply? : All Tech Considered : NPR

An interesting article that briefly mentions how Brazilian Law attracts jurisdiction over any app or software used by a device located in Brazil.



I have covered this in previous articles about Brazilian Internet Law. But this piece gives a good perspective from the economic side.







For U.S. Tech Firms Abroad And Data In The Cloud, Whose Laws Apply? : All Tech Considered : NPR:



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terça-feira, 1 de março de 2016

Limit of foreign ownership over Brazilian air companies raised to 49%



The act, a provisional measure which depends on confirmation by congress, will be published tomorrow.







Dilma assina MP que eleva teto do capital estrangeiro nas aéreas a 49% | Valor Econômico: " que eleva teto do capital estrangeiro nas aéreas a 49%"



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Brazil Facebook head arrested for refusing to share WhatsApp data - BBC News

The only good thing I can say is that this kind of arrest is usually for short term, usually a few days.



The situation is clearly absurd and shows how freedom of expression and privacy rights have deteriorated in Brazil. Specially following the wicked Internet Law (Marco Civil da Internet).







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