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PPP projects in Latin America: resolving disputes through investor-state arbitration

By: Alison Fagan, Maria Pereira, Silvia Farre Public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Latin America are on the rise. There is a great need for infrastructure investment across the region, but often, Latin American governments cannot commit public finances to fund the huge investment costs such projects entail. PPPs offer a solution – harnessing the power … Continue Reading

TAX ALERT – INFORMATION ABOUT TAX BENEFITS – SEFAZ/RJ

Rio de Janeiro State Resolution n° 231, from March 23, 2018, establishes certain obligations for taxpayers who enjoy tax benefits for the provision of data to the National Tax Transparency website (CONFAZ), in which shall be publicized all the information and legislation regarding tax benefits. The deadline to present all the data required is April … Continue Reading

TRF-2 MAINTAINS THE VALIDITY OF “TROPA DE ELITE” TRADEMARK REGISTRATION, FINDING THE SONG AND THE MOVIES CANNOT BE CONFUSED

The Federal Court of Appeals of the 2nd Region (TRF-2) has ruled that the song “Tropa de Elite,” owned by the Brazilian band Tihuana, is not a sufficient cause for the cancellation of the “Tropa de Elite” trademark registrations related to the Tropa de Elite movies, because the band allowed the use of the song … Continue Reading

BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW PACKAGES OF MEASURES TOWARDS PRIVATIZATION OF PROJECTS AND ASSETS

With the conclusion of former President Dilma Roussef’s impeachment procedure, the government of President Michel Temer announced, on September 13, its first set of infrastructure projects to be privatized, whether by concession or by assignment. The announcement was followed by the publication of Resolution nº 1 of the Council for the Investment Partnerships Program, regulating … Continue Reading
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