MAY
21

The president of the United States Imposes Government Control on the Security of Information Technologies and Communications of Interest to Foreign Adversaries

Ericson M. Scorsim

According to the justification of the Executive Order, foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology and services, which store and communicate vast amounts of sensitive information, facilitate the digital economy, and support critical infrastructure and vital emergency services.

MAY
13

New normative instruction enables lawyers and accountants to declare the authenticity of documents

Enrique Tello Hadad and Fernanda Nakada

By virtue of this Normative Instruction, the Manuals of Limited Liability Companies, Corporations, Limited Liability Individual Companies (EIRELI), Cooperatives and Individual Entrepreneurs were changed to reflect this new rule, which becomes effective as of the date of its publication.

MAY
13

Enactment of law 13.818/19, which changes the publication rules of notices of general meetings and other documents in corporations

Enrique Tello Hadad and Fernanda Nakada

The new rules, with exception of the dismissal of publication of the corporate documents in the Official Gazette (which will become effective as of January 1, 2022), became valid as of the publication of the referred Law (April 25, 2019).

MAY
13

Process of setting up branches of foreign entities in Brazil is now electronic

Enrique Tello Hadad and Fernanda Nakada

The new rule aims at reducing the bureaucracy and, consequently, the time required for the process of setting up branches of foreign entities in the Brazil.

APR
15

The United Kingdom discusses new rules to regulate online content to protect user safety

Ericson M. Scorsim

The United Kingdom is seeking to build a new regulatory framework for online content, by holding technology companies accountable for the content they distribute and promoting the duty of care with regard to protecting the users of digital services.

APR
11

Brazilian Federal Senate approves change in the publication rules of notices of general meetings and other documents in corporations

Enrique Tello Hadad e Fernanda Nakada

The bill will now be submitted to the sanction of the president of the Republic and, if approved, the new rules, with exception of the dismissal of publication of the corporate documents in the Official Gazette (which will become effective as of January 1, 2022), will be valid as of their publication.

APR
5

The European Union’s Strategic Outlook on China: Security Aspects of the 5G Networks

Ericson M. Scorsim

This text is based on the main aspects of that official document, focusing on the matter of cybersecurity in the 5G networks.

APR
3

Provisional Measure 876/19 speeds up the process of incorporating a company in Brazil

Enrique Tello Hadad e Fernanda Nakada

It is worth pointing out that Provisional Measures in Brazil are instruments with force of law adopted by the country’s President. They have immediate effects and are valid for 60 (sixty) days, extendable for the same period. To be converted into law, the National Congress must approve them.

MAR
14

Huawei Sues USA Due to Ban on the Use of its Equipment by American Agencies

Ericson M. Scorsim

The Chinese company Huawei is suing the United States government for barring procurement agreements related to the supply of telecommunication equipment to federal agencies.

MAR
11

DNPM Extinction

Mariana Mendonça Balga

This is one of the acts of implementation of the new Brazilian Mining Regulatory Framework, an issue that had been on the government agenda for many years and culminated in organizational, administrative and legal changes in the mining law.

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