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Doing business in Brazil

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Brazil.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Brazil
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Overseas Business Risk - Brazil
Guidance from the Department for International Trade and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. Covers economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Brazil company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Doing Business in Brazil
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. This publication is current at March 2018.

Atradius Country Report: Brazil
Overview published by Atradius covering the country's most important business sectors, key indicators, political and economic summaries and outlook. Updated in April 2018.

Doing Deals in Brazil
PwC publication issued in 2017. Topics include investment drivers and challenges, economic environment, mergers and acquisitions and private equity activity, accounting and audit requirements and tax issues.

Brazil: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Brazil. Updated in January 2016.

Doing Business in Latin America
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this region, covering Brazil. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Brazil either temporarily or permanently. Published in December 2015.

Global Trader guide to global markets
Export guide published in association with British Chambers of Commerce featuring a profile of this country along with overviews of key industry sectors and regional trends.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Brazil page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable
Forum established by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Publications include a practical guide and case studies available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Law and regulation

Intellectual property rights in Brazil
Intellectual Property Office, October 2016
Guide produced by the UK IPO on how to protect and enforce your IP when trading with Brazil. It covers IP rights; laws, treaties and reciprocal agreements; protecting your trademark; copyright; protecting inventions; protecting designs; trade secrets and non-disclosure agreements; and IP enforcement and dispute resolution.

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

The float guide: How to float a company on the Brazilian Securities Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Intellectual property rights in Brazil
Guidance from the Intellectual Property Office on protecting and enforcing IP rights when trading in Brazil.

International debt collection handbook
Detailed guide compiled by Atradius looking at debt collection procedures, legislation and culture across 35 countries, including a profile of this jurisdiction. Profiles include information on:

  • the amicable phase
  • legal procedures
  • enforcement
  • insolvency proceedings
  • arbitration and mediation.

Forums and support networks

Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain
A support network for promoting business and trade between Great Britain and Brazil.

British Chamber of Commerce in Brazil
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Brazil.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Brazil

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in Brazil
Analysis of the business environment in Brazil, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.

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