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About Us

We are a firm that was born in 2008 in Rio de Janeiro and in 2008 in São Paulo, who connects multiple agents to transform and develop society, building relationships to drive business, foster change and create positive impacts.

Our team is multidisciplinary. We articulate different areas of knowledge, in search of the best and most innovative legal solutions.

We understand and engage deeply in our clients' business, focusing on their needs, perceiving and assisting our clients to assess, take and handle risks while formulating and executing their strategies.

We operate in a transparent, decentralized way, with freedom and responsibility, combining technicity with simplicity and quality, in order to foster greater agility and dynamics in work and relationships.

We integrate an international network of partner offices, which enables us to offer transnational solutions to our clients in all of our practice areas.

recognitions


“The firm is among the 10 best Brazilian firms in TTR Deal Tracker ranking.”
TTR / nov.2015

 

 

Derraik & Menezes has received an award from the international guide IFLR1000. The publication “Financial and Corporate 2018”classified the firm on the Notable category for the M&A practice area.
IFLR1000 / Financial and Corporate 2018

 

 

Derraik & Menezes was ranked by the 2017 edition for the second  consecutive year as one of the most admired law firms in Brazil by the Análise Advocacia 500 2017 guide.
Análise Advocacia 500 / nov.2017

 

 

Derraik & Menezes Advogados was recognized by Leaders League international publication. The firm was classified in the 2018 ranking by the following practice areas: Private Equity  (Highly Recommended), Corporate Law and M&A, Corporate Tax: Counsel (Valuable Practice),,Corporate Tax: Litigation (Other Notable Practices) and Intellectual Property: Trademark Prosecution (Recommended).
Leaders League 2018

 

 

Derraik & Menezes was ranked by the 2018 edition for the third consecutive year as one of the most admired law firms in Brazil by the Análise Advocacia 500, 2018 guide
Análise Advocacia 500 / nov.2018

 

 

Derraik & Menezes Advogados was recognized by Leaders League international publication. The firm was classified in the 2019 ranking by the following practice areas: Private Equity (Highly Recommended), Tax Litigation (Valuable Practice), M&A and Corporate Law (Valuable Pratice), with the partners Lucilene Prado, Carlos Derraik and Rodrigo Menezes.
Leaders League 2019

 

 

Derraik & Menezes Advogados was recognized by Leaders League international publication. The firm was classified in the 2019 ranking by the following practice areas: Startups and Innovation (Excellent); Tax Litigation (Valuable Practice), M&A and Corporate Law (Valuable Pratice), with the partners Lucilene Prado, Carlos Derraik and Rodrigo Menezes; and Trademark Prosecution (Valuable Practice), with the associates Maysa Zardo and Deliane Flausino.
Leaders League 2019

 

EXPERTISE

Corporate

We assist several of our local and foreign clients to establish their local operations, including the analysis of corporate structure options and the relevant definition, incorporation of companies, obtaining of permits and licenses, corporate capital registration and several corporate aspects.

Our team has broad experience in dealing with commercial and contractual issues, such as drafting and negotiating corporate contracts, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, project financing and biddings.

Antitrust

The antirust team assists our clients in M&As and other corporate and commercial deals in order to mitigate eventual risks related to competitive violations, also, with filings and obtaining authorization before the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica – CADE).

Likewise, we represent clients in national and international cartel investigations and administrative proceedings before CADE, including negotiating leniency and other agreements with the antitrust authority.

We also provide corporate training, providing proper instructions related to the up-to-date antitrust rules and policies.

Aviation

Among our clients are several of the most important and recognized airlines of Brazil and the world. We provide legal advice for a wide range of subjects related to the aviation activity and its regulation, including registration, obtaining of slots and CHEETAS, routes, marketing and sales.

We have in-depth knowledge of the regulations applicable to the aviation market and we work directly with the Brazilian regulatory authorities in the coordination of registrations and obtaining of authorizations, besides the coordination of registrations with authorities of other countries.

BioTech

We assist our clients in all biotech aspects, including registration of medical and pharmaceutical products before the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency – ANVISA, obtaining authorization for the creation and operation of laboratories and conducting clinical trials and research.

Compliance

 

The compliance team assist clients to implement and monitor compliance programs according to the Brazilian corruption law and international regulations, for the prevention of fraud, corruption and illicit conducts.

We are also experienced in conducting internal investigations and training aiming to enforce the compliance with the applicable regulations.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisition were always one of our focus areas.

We represent buyers, sellers and companies in their M&A processes, conducting all deal aspects, including guidance on deal structuring, due diligence, negotiation and drafting of transaction documents, antitrust aspects and regulatory issues.

IP & Innovation

Our firm offers intellectual property and innovation services to assist our clients in protecting business assets, building negotiation and protection and strategies.

We are specialized in unfair competition, e-commerce, franchising, advertising (clearance of advertising campaigns and defense in proceedings before CONAR), information technology, among others.

We also provide services for the organization and management of intellectual property portfolios and inspect R&D areas for our clients, in order to identify possible projects that requires protection.

With the support of an international network of partner offices, we provide contracts, consulting and legal and administrative litigation services in the Brazilian and international markets, supporting large Brazilian companies in their internationalization processes.

Strategic Dispute Resolution

The Strategic Dispute Resolution team is multidisciplinary, structured to assist local and foreign clients on making strategic decisions in connection with corporate disputes, either preventing or providing the suitable legal remedies in connection with them

We are experienced on representing clients on national and international arbitrations, complex civil litigation before administrative and judicial courts of any level, and judicial recovery and bankruptcy proceedings.

Labor and Employment

Labor Law in Brazil is complex and interspersed with tax/social security issues.

We have an experienced and sophisticated labor team that, complemented by our fiscal team, assists our domestic and foreign clients in all aspects of their labor activities, including consultancy, due diligence, negotiation with unions, negotiation of labor agreements and labor litigation.

Tax

In Brazil businesses are not only impacted by the high tax burden, but especially by the complexity of the system that requires strategic and continuous monitoring. One cannot speak in decision-making without the absolute understanding of tax impacts that often cause severe competitive distortions.

We advise our clients, legal entities, individuals and various industry associations in all aspects of tax law, including direct, indirect, customs and social security taxes at federal, state and municipal levels.

We have broad experience in designing, formatting and reviewing business models, especially operational and logistic, with the purpose of maintaining the tax burden at efficient levels, particularly with respect to taxes on consumption, allowing our clients to increase margins and competitiveness.

We act differently in topics related to income taxation, always in the sense of suggesting the best organizational designs, with broad experience in issues related to transfer pricing, national and international tax planning and application of international treaties against double taxation.

 

 

 

We are strongly involved in strategic administrative and judicial litigation, providing innovative solutions in portfolio management, always focused on the proper assessment and measurement of risks and contingencies.

 

 

We have a multidisciplinary team that combines legal education with accounting, financial and economic education, that allow the construction of integrated and efficient solutions.

Venture Capital/ Private Equity

Our firm is a venture capital pioneer in Brazil. Our team works in the area since the first local wave of investments, in the late 90’s.

We advise our clients in structuring and formation of investment funds in Brazil or abroad, as well as in their liquidation process.

We also provide due diligence services, negotiation and drafting of documents for the entire ecosystem, foreign and local clients, investment funds, startups, from power point to listed companies with entrepreneurial spirit, corporate venturers, several startup accelerators and development agencies.

Our firm is committed to the ecosystem development: our team participates in committees and councils of various entities of the venture capital and entrepreneurship industry, ministers and coordinates courses in the most renowned educational institutions in the country, acts as mentors, as well as collaborates in legislative improvement for the development of the ecosystem in Brazil.

Infrastructure

We have broad experience with civil construction, especially with regard to EPC contracts for large projects. We are able to assist our clients in all kinds of construction contracts, representing owners, builders, subcontractors and equipment suppliers.

We represent Brazilian and foreign clients in large greenfield projects in several areas, such as gas, hydroelectric and wind power plants.

Real Estate

We advise our clients on typical real estate transactions, such as purchase and sale agreements, lease, transfer in lieu of payment, barter, as well as “built to suit” agreements.

We analyze real securities in transactions of different natures and conduct audits involving real estate transactions, in order to mitigate any risks involved in the acquisition of real estate and constitution of real securities.

We have a specialized team to advise our clients on the corporate and tax composition that offers the lowest risks and greater advantages in the acquisition or maintenance of their properties.

Impact Investing

Our firm has become a benchmark in social and environmental impact investing. We advise investment funds, institutions, associations, startup accelerators, companies and other active entities in the impact investing ecosystem, and actively participate in this.

We understand that our role exceeds mere legal advice: we are builders of this ecosystem, participating actively in deliberation and discussion forums, and committees. We are pioneers in the study on the possibility of foundations and institutes making impact investments and related tax issues.

Corporate Venture

Our firm advises a number of companies and financial institutions in their search for disruptive innovations that leads them into new markets or develop competitive advantages in their operations in niches that they already operate.

We assisted large players in the market, from the structuring of their corporate venture programs, for approaching startups and creating synergies and new business opportunities, until the performance of their investments.

Innovation, Startups & HiTech Companies

We are historically recognized as one of the biggest technology dealmakers. Our team is able to support companies and startups in their processes of innovation and protection of disruptive businesses, offering creative and innovative solutions, always observing the current legal framework.

Family Office

We perform a strategic role in themes related to succession and estate planning, always aiming to assure the most efficient tax burden, combined with the best designs of governance and wealth management.

We have a multidisciplinary team that combines legal education with accounting, financial and economic education, that allow the construction of integrated and efficient solutions.

FinTechs

Our firm offers creative and innovative solutions to companies and startups acting in the FinTech space, combining our cutting-edge experience and practice in innovation, startups and HiTech companies, IP, tax and regulatory.

We are engaged and this is a belief of our office. It would not be different in the development of this ecosystem: we are directly involved in the structuring and creation of ABFintechs – Brazilian Association of Fintechs.

Energy

Our firm has a multidisciplinary team with vats experience in the Brazilian power sector and related regulatory affairs, in its various sources, through transmission to distribution and trading of energy. We advise clients that require legal and regulatory advice and represent them before the state bodies of the Brazilian power sector, such as MME, ANEEL, ONS, CCEE, EPE, among others.

We are pioneers in the study of matters related to distributed generation of electric energy in Brazil and we also have extensive experience in the conception and negotiation of energy projects, including all the activities resulting therefrom, such as the ones of corporate, tax and real state nature.

Our lawyers are able to deal with all matters related to the power sector, which are being increasingly submitted to judicial and administrative courts, as well as to arbitration proceedings.

We also advise on the analysis of several contracts related to regulated and non-regulated electricity activities.

Our team counts with lawyers coming from electric energy companies, with a more extensive vision of the dynamics of the corporate world, which guarantees, better understanding, more quality, depth and agility in the treatment of the demands.

Third Sector

Our firm acts directly to foster the strategic social responsibility of our country. For this purpose we have a team specialized in Third Sector Law and Private Social Investment, able to meet all the necessities of institutions, companies and foundations for conducting their activities.

We advise our clients in aspects related to the structuring of partnerships with public authorities, tax issues and certifications for non-profit entities, legal structuring of public policies, implementation of governance and compliance structures for the third sector, as well as consulting in several legal areas.

We are pioneers in the study on the possibility of foundations and institutes making impact investments and related tax issues. In addition, our lawyers are members of Councils of relevant third sector entities, assuring multidisciplinary practice and in-depth analysis beyond legal issues.

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NOVA RECOMENDAÇÃO DO CNJ PARA JUÍZOS RECUPERAÇÃO JUDICIAL E FALÊNCIA EM TEMPOS DE COVID-19

O Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ) realizou, no dia 31 de março de 2020, a 307ª Sessão Ordinária por videoconferência. Na ocasião, aprovaram a Recomendação nº 63/2020, que contém orientações…
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NOVA RECOMENDAÇÃO DO CNJ PARA JUÍZOS RECUPERAÇÃO JUDICIAL E FALÊNCIA EM TEMPOS DE COVID-19

O Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ) realizou, no dia 31 de março de 2020, a 307ª Sessão Ordinária por videoconferência. Na ocasião, aprovaram a Recomendação nº 63/2020, que contém orientações para todos os Juízos com competência para julgamento de ações de recuperação judicial e falências, visando mitigar os efeitos econômicos das medidas sanitárias restritivas adotadas no combate à doença.

Segundo o CNJ, a Recomendação nº 63/2020 auxilia na uniformização das políticas adotadas pelos Tribunais conferindo previsibilidade e segurança jurídica em matéria de recuperação judicial e falência. Destacam-se as seguintes medidas recomendadas:

  • Priorizar análise e decisão sobre levantamento de valores em favor de credores ou empresas recuperandas;
  • Suspender a realização presencial de Assembléias Gerais de Credores, autorizando a realização de reuniões virtuais, quando necessária para manutenção das atividades empresariais da devedora e para o início dos pagamentos aos credores;
  • Prorrogar o período de suspensão de 180 dias previsto no art. 6º da Lei 11.101/2005 (stay period), nos casos em que houver necessidade de adiamento da Assembleia Geral de Credores e até o momento em que seja possível a decisão sobre a homologação ou não do resultado da Assembleia;
  • Autorizar apresentação de plano de recuperação modificativo quando comprovada diminuição na capacidade de cumprimento das obrigações em decorrência da pandemia do Covid-19, incluindo a consideração, nos casos concretos, da ocorrência de força maior ou de caso fortuito antes de eventual declaração da falência, desde que a recuperanda estivesse adimplindo com as obrigações assumidas no plano vigente até 20/03/2020;
  • Determinar aos administradores judiciais que continuem fiscalizando virtualmente as atividades das empresas recuperandas;
  • Avaliar com cautela o deferimento de medidas de urgência, despejo por falta de pagamento e atos executivos de natureza patrimonial em ações judiciais que demandem obrigações inadimplidas durante o estado de calamidade pública reconhecido pelo Decreto Legislativo nº 06, de 20/03/2020.

Nosso time de Resolução Estratégica de Conflitos está à disposição quaisquer esclarecimentos adicionais.

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EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE REVISION OF AGREEMENTS AND AUTHORIZATIONS OF THE POWER SECTOR, ADJUSTMENTS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION SCHEDULE UNDER THE FORCE MAJEURE

The whole world is feeling the consequences of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, the new coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2), that affected the whole production chain on numerous sectors of the economy, reducing…
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EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE REVISION OF AGREEMENTS AND AUTHORIZATIONS OF THE POWER SECTOR, ADJUSTMENTS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION SCHEDULE UNDER THE FORCE MAJEURE

The whole world is feeling the consequences of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, the new coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2), that affected the whole production chain on numerous sectors of the economy, reducing and suspending various services and the abrupt decreasing in the industrial activity. This situation is already affecting the contractual relations and is raising the possibility of suspension, revision and termination of the agreements, imposing the concessionaires, permitted and authorized agents on the power sector to start analyzing delays and consequently the rescheduling of the implementation and operation of the projects based on the concept of the force majeure and frustration of purpose doctrine. Last Friday, March 20, 2020, the Brazilian Congress approved the Legislative Decree n. 6, which acknowledges the state of emergency requested by the Federal Government due to the COVID-19 situation, which, combined with the numerous measures being taken by all other governmental authorities, per se may justify the request for revision of the agreements. Of course, the actual impact on each business is different and must be accessed individually to determine the resulting effects. In connection with the public services of distribution of power, Brazilian Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), today, March 24, 2020, held the 3rd Extraordinary Public Management Meeting of 2020, with the purpose to adopt measures to preserve the Brazilian Electric System (SEB) upon the COVID-19 chaos and decided, unanimously, in short, the following (subject to further confirmation of the vote to be published and the relevant normative ruling to be enacted): (i) The distribution companies (DisCos) cannot suspend or cut the power even upon lack of payment of all residencies and services that are essential to the population. Asked all the consumers that have the means to pay their bills. Instructed the DisCos to seek alternative ways to collect their unpaid bills, but without suspension. (ii) Waiver of the compliance by the DisCos of ancillary obligations and suspend the compliance of certain other regulatory obligations. (iii) Maintenance of the Power Social Tariff and flexibilization of the required proof and revision of the poverty condition to keep the benefit up to the end of the pandemic. (iv) Alterative commercial routines for the DisCos such as the consumer informing the reading of the power measuring devices, electronic bills or accessible via website, remote customer service, make urgency and emergency services as well as essential services a priority (especially hospitals and clinics), and reduction of scheduled maintenances. (v) Releasing the regulatory impact analysis and Public Audience and immediately enaction of a normative ruling. On the other sector activities, the agents must have attention to the force majeure provisions on the agreements, especially in relation to the procedures and terms for notification to the Governmental Authorities. On the same token, any penalty to be imposed by ANEEL resulting from the breach of the agreement milestones or the impossibility to render the required services must be contingent upon the commencement of a penalizing administrative procedure evidencing that the concessionaire is actually liable for the delays or if such delays are due to force majeure events or acts from governmental authorities. Usually, agreements (whether EPCs, concession agreements or authorization acts, for instance) provide for the relief in contractual obligations when a party is affected causing delays in construction works or the impossibility to render certain services due to the acts of the Governmental Authorities or resulting from force majeure events. The same principle is applied on the energy marketing agreements when such events cause the drastic reduction or even absence of power consumption in certain businesses. It is important to note that this must be addressed on a case by case basis. Currently there is no position from ANEEL on such matter. The existing rule determines that in the event of occurrence of a force majeure event and/or status of emergency, ANEEL will start a specific administrative procedure to evaluate the request for determination of a force majeure event. On the same token, any penalty to be imposed by ANEEL resulting from the breach of the agreement milestones or the impossibility to render the required services must be contingent upon the commencement of a penalizing administrative procedure evidencing that the concessionaire is actually liable for the delays or if such delays are due to force majeure events or acts from governmental authorities. At this point, the important is to act on a preventive manner and follow all the legal, regulatory and contractual rules to inform or notifying the other parties or the governmental authorities of such force majeure impacts on your business. In case you have any questions regarding the above, our energy team is prepared to respond to all your queries.

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EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE REVISION OF AGREEMENTS AND AUTHORIZATIONS OF THE POWER SECTOR, ADJUSTMENTS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION SCHEDULE UNDER THE FORCE MAJEURE

O mundo inteiro já sente as consequências da pandemia causada pelo COVID-19, novo coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2), que têm abalado a cadeia produtiva de diversos setores da economia, com a redução e…
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EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE REVISION OF AGREEMENTS AND AUTHORIZATIONS OF THE POWER SECTOR, ADJUSTMENTS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION SCHEDULE UNDER THE FORCE MAJEURE

O mundo inteiro já sente as consequências da pandemia causada pelo COVID-19, novo coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2), que têm abalado a cadeia produtiva de diversos setores da economia, com a redução e suspensão de diversos serviços e a queda acentuada na produção industrial. Os efeitos já começam a se refletir nas relações contratuais e a possibilidade de suspensão, rescisão e revisão dos contratos, com a reprogramação de cronogramas de implantação e operação dos empreendimentos já começa a ser avaliada pelos agentes concessionários, permissionários e autorizatários do setor elétrico, à luz dos institutos de caso fortuito, força maior e teoria da imprevisão. Também tem se visto o mesmo movimento no ambiente de comercialização de energia e discussões quanto a manutenção dos serviços e distribuição em unidades consumidoras inadimplentes. Na última sexta-feira, dia 20 de março de 2020, o Congresso aprovou, através do Decreto Legislativo nº 6/2020, o pedido de reconhecimento de calamidade pública enviado pelo Governo Federal, diante da pandemia do COVID-19, o que, combinado com as inúmeras medidas que vem sendo tomadas pelas demais autoridades competentes, e a depender do caso concreto e da comprovação dos impactos do COVID-19 nas atividades, pode justificar eventual pedido de revisão dos contratos. No que se refere à prestação do serviço público de distribuição, a ANEEL, na data de hoje de 24 de março de 2020, realizou a 3ª Reunião Pública Extraordinária da Diretoria do ano de 2020, tendo por objeto as medidas de preservação do Sistema Elétrico Brasileiro - SEB em face do COVID19 e adotou, em breve síntese, as seguintes providências (sujeito à confirmação quando da publicação do voto e da edição de resolução normativa competente): (i) Impedimento de suspensão do fornecimento por inadimplência a todas as residências e serviços essenciais à população. Rogou aos consumidores que podem pagar que paguem. E orientou as empresas de energia a buscar formas alternativas de satisfação do crédito, mas não suspender. (ii) Desoneração do cumprimento pelas distribuidoras de obrigações acessórias e suspender o cumprimento de determinadas obrigações regulatórias. (iii) Manutenção da Tarifa Social de Energia Elétrica e flexibilização da comprovação e revisão cadastral para manutenção do benefício até o término da pandemia. (iv) Alternativas em rotinas comerciais, como o próprio consumidor informar a leitura de seus medidores, faturas eletrônicas e via site, atendimento remoto, priorizar os atendimentos de urgência e emergência, reduzir os desligamentos programados, priorizar o atendimento a serviços considerados essenciais, em especiais hospitais. (v) Dispensa a análise de impacto regulatório e Audiência Pública e emissão imediata de resolução normativa. Quanto às demais atividades, os agentes devem ficar atentos às cláusulas de caso fortuito ou força maior dos instrumentos e, especialmente, quanto aos procedimentos e os prazos para notificação à Administração Pública. Casos de atrasos em obras, ou de indisponibilidade da prestação de certos serviços, comprovadamente provocados por atos do Poder Público ou decorrentes de caso fortuito ou força maior são comumente previstos nos contratos de concessão ou atos de autorização como excludentes de responsabilidade. O mesmo se aplica nas hipóteses de impossibilidade de cumprimento dos contratos de comercialização, em virtude de ausência ou redução drástica de consumo em algumas atividades. É importante frisar que cada caso é um caso e deve ser avaliado individualmente. Na regra atual vigente, para averiguar a ocorrência de evento de força maior e/ou da situação de calamidade pública, a ANEEL abrirá processo administrativo específico. Igualmente, a aplicação de qualquer penalidade pela ANEEL em razão do descumprimento dos marcos contratuais ou indisponibilidade da prestação do serviço dependerá da abertura de processo administrativo punitivo e comprovação de que a concessionária realmente foi responsável pelos atrasos, ou se o atraso foi motivado por caso fortuito, força maior ou ato do poder público. O principal no momento é agir preventivamente e seguir todos os trâmites legais, regulatórios e contratuais para provocar a Administração Pública e/ou as contrapartes.

Em caso de dúvidas, nosso time de energia está disposição.

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Código de Ética ABEVD e Conduta Ética das Empresas

No último dia 22 de agosto, a Associação Brasileira de Empresas de Vendas Diretas (ABEVD) realizou o Curso Visão 360º em Vendas Diretas, no Hotel Transamérica Executive Paulista, em São…
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Código de Ética ABEVD e Conduta Ética das Empresas

No último dia 22 de agosto, a Associação Brasileira de Empresas de Vendas Diretas (ABEVD) realizou o Curso Visão 360º em Vendas Diretas, no Hotel Transamérica Executive Paulista, em São Paulo (SP). E nossa sócia Lucilene Prado, abordou o tema Código de Ética ABEVD e Conduta Ética das Empresas. Dentre os tópicos apresentados, destacam-se: relação entre empreendedores independentes e empresas; relação com os consumidores; e o Código de Ética diante do consumidor. Para saber mais, acesse: https://www.abevd.org.br/abevd-realiza-curso-para-novos-entrantes-da-venda-direta/

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Proposals for the Power Sector from Brazilian Presidential Cantidates

Getting closer to the Brazilian presidential elections, our Energy and Infrastructure Team summarized the key points on the published governmental programs publicized by each candidate concerning the power sector: Jair…
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Proposals for the Power Sector from Brazilian Presidential Cantidates

Getting closer to the Brazilian presidential elections, our Energy and Infrastructure Team summarized the key points on the published governmental programs publicized by each candidate concerning the power sector: Jair Bolsonaro • Making the power sector one of the main country’s growing and development pillars, upon a material reduction on the existing red tape, simplification of processes and privatization; • Focus on the renewable energy sources in the Northeast of the country, supporting wind and solar power sources; and • Indication that the infrastructure sector could be led by retired military forces. Geraldo Alckmin • Priority on investing in infrastructure, upon the establishment of partnerships the private sector; • Growth of the Brazilian economy competitiveness; and • Development of policies that encourage the potential of Brazil’s North and Northeast regions on supporting the production of renewable energy. Ciro Gomes • Implementation of bulk of investment directed to the power sector, including wind, solar, biomass and other renewable energy sources; • Creation of a governmental fund that will invest in infrastructure, backed by bonds issued based on a debt securitization by the public sector; • Stimulate the dialogue among the numerous governmental bodies, including state and local governments, that are involved in studies and actions that lead to auctions and Public Private Partnerships; and • Making the power sector rules clear and increasing the efficiency of the regulatory agencies, as well as the Judiciary Power by providing a stable legal environment. Marina Silva • Focus on reaching a stable legal environment on the power sector, in order to attract investors and consolidate a sustainable power matrix that generates the lowest possible investment and operational costs, resolving numerous problems resulting from the lack of management by the previous governments; • Development of policies the generation of clean, renewable, distributed and efficient energy; • Creation of a mass program for the installation of photovoltaic solar powered energy generators, distributed at cities and vulnerable communities; • Promotion of the alignment of the public policies (especially the economic, tax, industry, power, agricultural, livestock, forest, residual management and infrastructure policies) with the general objectives of the Paris Treaty, in order to honor the commitments made by Brazil upon its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), seeking bringing to zero emission of greenhouse effect gases until 2050; • Bringing again Petrobras to the leadership of investments in clean energy; and • Analysis of Eletrobras’ privatization in the light of the national energetic policy, which must modernize its strategies in order to include renewable energy, but with its distribution companies transferred to the private sector. Fernando Haddad • Building a new power model, which will have as guidelines (i) resumption the public control, by ceasing privatizations; (ii) promotion of a strategic inflection of the power matrix, directing investments to the expansion of the generation of renewable energy (solar, wind and biomass); (iii) fair tariffs; and (iv) social inclusion; • Resumption of Eletrobras strategic role at Brazil’s power sector, as leader on the power generation and transmission in the country; • Giving back Petrobras role as a strategic development agent in Brazil, becoming the sole operator of the Brazilian pre-salt oil fields; • End of the emission of greenhouse effect gases until 2050; • Investment on biofuels and renewable energy; • Encouraging to the micro and minigeneration by allowing the sale of the exceeding power produced by homes, commerce and industry; • Untying of the price adjustment to the daily volatility of a highly speculative market; • Strengthening the Reluz Program and extending the Luz para Todos Program to isolated places in the Amazon; • Installation of photovoltaic kits in 500 thousand homes per year; and • Compensation of the countryside, forest and water people affected by energy projects, not only by providing compensation for the environmental damages, but also allowing them to become partners in the projects, receiving, for instance, royalties. João Amoedo • Expansion of the renewable energy at the power matrix; and • Termination of the subsidies for non-renewable energy, for instance, gasoline and diesel.

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