Transit Misery in Brazil and Charles de Gaulle

Transit Misery in Brazil and Charles de Gaulle

Post on August 19, 2013, 1:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Chests squashed flat against backs, hours a day, every day. That’s the daily commute for the 8 million citizens who ride the subway and bus lines in Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city.  And despite the national pride in hosting the next World Cup and the next Olympics, there doesn’t seem to be any end Continue Reading…

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Brazilian Antitrust Authority, CADE, to Pre-Approve Licensing Agreements

Brazilian Antitrust Authority, CADE, to Pre-Approve Licensing Agreements

Post on August 14, 2013, 3:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 14 Comments

One step up and two steps back is not an inaccurate way to describe doing business in Brazil.  Just when you think the bureaucracy is starting to implement policies that make it easier to do business in the country, the Brazilian government does something to surprise you.  Every capitalist country should stimulate competition. That’s the Continue Reading…

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Brazilian Art Coming to Midtown and Miami Art Basel

Brazilian Art Coming to Midtown and Miami Art Basel

Post on August 12, 2013, 1:06 pm by the-victoria-law-group 2 Comments

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Brazilians are making themselves extremely comfortable in Miami.  It’s only August, but Miami’s already prepping for the annual artopia that is Art Basel— and so is Brazil. Dozens of art fairs and expositions roll through the city during Miami Art Week, but the first annual Brazil ArtFair plans to distinguish itself Continue Reading…

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Brazil Approves Anti-Corruption Law Similar to U.S. FCPA

Brazil Approves Anti-Corruption Law Similar to U.S. FCPA

Post on August 9, 2013, 2:00 pm by the-victoria-law-group 14 Comments

Não costumo elogiar o Congresso Nacional pátrio, entretanto desta vez este merece aplausos.  Na semana passada foi sancionada a Lei 12.846/2013. Ao contrário da usual política de resposta rápida, angustiada às demandas populares por mais crimes e castigos, o legislador cuidou de criar instrumentos que podem, efetivamente, inibir a corrupção, fraudes a licitação e outras Continue Reading…

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Brazilians Fed up with High Costs

Brazilians Fed up with High Costs

Post on August 1, 2013, 2:59 pm by the-victoria-law-group 24 Comments

Shoppers in Brazil, having learned what items cost abroad need to brace themselves when buying a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone: the same model that costs $615 in the United States is nearly double that in Brazil. An even bigger shock awaits parents needing a crib: the cheapest one at Tok & Stok costs over $440, Continue Reading…

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Individual Brazilians Paying Back Their Debt

Individual Brazilians Paying Back Their Debt

Post on July 31, 2013, 2:09 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

Who is the nation of deadbeats?  Apparently, the Brazilians are less so these days.  The ability of the people to repay their debt is always concomitant with the country’s economic ability to grow.  Brazil was not doing so well in this task. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Loan delinquencies Continue Reading…

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