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Contracts and the occurrence of fortuitous or force majeure events

2020-05-12T11:33:20-03:00

Due to the pandemic caused by the virus known as COVID-19 or the new coronavirus, many questions have been raised when it comes to fulfilling contracts. According to what is established in article 393 of the Brazilian Civil Code, “the debtor is not responsible for losses caused by a fortuitous or force majeure events if [...]

Contracts and the occurrence of fortuitous or force majeure events 2020-05-12T11:33:20-03:00

Cessation of the severance indemnity fund (FGTS) collection during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-05-12T11:38:14-03:00

The Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the measures determined by the public institutions in order to restrain the virus, has been affecting the country´s economy in a significant way, given that all non-essential activities, whether commercial, industrial, religious or service providers,  are forbidden to work. It has transferred an excessive onus to the commercial sector [...]

Cessation of the severance indemnity fund (FGTS) collection during the COVID-19 pandemic 2020-05-12T11:38:14-03:00

The abusive price increase and the pandemic

2020-04-13T13:26:51-03:00

By Cinthya Imano Vicente Ribeiro For the last couple of weeks, Brazil has been facing an extremely atypical situation due to the pandemic caused by the new Coronavirus. At the beginning there was a general concern, which made consumers double their hygienic care and increase the purchase of hand sanitizers, toilet paper and protection masks.  Such demand [...]

The abusive price increase and the pandemic 2020-04-13T13:26:51-03:00

What happens to school monthly fees in the face of Covid-19?

2020-04-07T16:17:03-03:00

By João Guilherme Ribeiro Rocha Rossi Initially, we have to notice that it´s an atypical situation and there aren´t any precedents in judicial decisions. Also, the educational institutions shutdown occurred due to the public authorities´ordinance because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In general, most of the institutions that guide and represent the consumers properly provided orientation saying [...]

What happens to school monthly fees in the face of Covid-19? 2020-04-07T16:17:03-03:00

COVID-19 and the Provisional Measure 927/2020

2020-03-27T15:36:19-03:00

By Fernando Macia Munhoz with the participation of Sérgio Eliezer Pelcerman The Brazilian government, leaded by president Jair Bolsonaro, edited on Sunday 03.22.2020, in extra session, the Provisional Measure 927, whose efficacy is immediate. It “disposes about the labor measures to fight the state of public calamity recognized by Legislative Decree N. 6, from March 20th, [...]

COVID-19 and the Provisional Measure 927/2020 2020-03-27T15:36:19-03:00

Protecting the Individual Taxpayer Identification and the GDPR

2020-03-24T14:52:27-03:00

By Jacqueline Fernanda da Silva The Individual Taxpayer Identification, commonly known in Brazil as CPF, is a personal and mandatory document issued by the IRS, and its main objective is the identification of taxpayers in the income tax. Besides that, the CPF is essential for any individual in many situations, such as opening a bank [...]

Protecting the Individual Taxpayer Identification and the GDPR 2020-03-24T14:52:27-03:00

Questions – How to Hire

2020-03-09T13:49:22-03:00

By Fernanda Olberg Carmuega The convenience created by the means of communication, often summed up with lack of knowledge or the complete failure to understand the juridical consequences, makes natural and legal persons refrain from concluding their hirings in a formal way or makes them do it in an irregular way. And such thing might [...]

Questions – How to Hire 2020-03-09T13:49:22-03:00

The new franchise law and the consumerist and employment relationship

2020-03-09T13:36:14-03:00

  By Cinthya Imano Vicente Ribeiro   On December 27th, 2019 the new franchise law was promulgated (Law Nº 13.966/2019), revoking the previous law from 1994, bringing along more practical aspects, and providing further clarification about the existent relations. Thereby, it set aside the debates that have been permeating the  Judiciary for so long.  The juridical deputy [...]

The new franchise law and the consumerist and employment relationship 2020-03-09T13:36:14-03:00

The “Green and Yellow” Employment Contract

2020-02-17T10:45:39-03:00

Provisional Measure 905, as of November 11th, 2019, brought many changes to the labor legislation. One of the most relevant aspects was the creation of a new model of employment contract, named as green and yellow contract. This new contract model intends to create 4.5 million jobs over the next three years. The Provisional Measure [...]

The “Green and Yellow” Employment Contract 2020-02-17T10:45:39-03:00

Open Banking and the ownership of banking data

2020-01-20T15:27:23-02:00

* by Cinthya Imano A lot has been said about data exposure and leaking, as well as alternatives to protect information in general, and mainly who the data belong to. Although the General Data Protection Regulation works with the concept of personal and sensitive data, nothing has been addressed specifically about aspects related to the possibility of [...]

Open Banking and the ownership of banking data 2020-01-20T15:27:23-02:00