The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM) decided to amend and add provisions to CVM Instruction No. 400, of December 29, 2003 (CVM Instr. 400/2003), that regulates public offers for the distribution of securities in the primary and secondary markets in Brazil, by means of CVM Instruction No. 533, of April 24, 2013 (CVM Inst. 533/2013).
Decree no. 7,975 was published on April 2, 2013, which, under the pretext of encouraging competition in the Brazilian industry, included item XXVIII into article 8 of the Regulation of the Tax on Financial Transactions.
The Brazilian government has adopted two important measures by means of federal decrees, both dated April 1st, 2013, in order to facilitate the financing of infrastructure projects in Brazil.
The Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brasil – Bacen) has been duly authorized to perform currency swap transactions with central banks of other countries, within the limits and under the conditions set by the Brazilian Monetary Council
On March 1st, 2013, the Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brasil – Bacen) released a set of four Resolutions issued by the National Monetary Council (Conselho Monetário Nacional – CMN).
O BTG Pactual Serviços Financeiros S.A. DTVM e a Lorinvest Gestão de Recursos Ltda., respectivamente administrador e gestor do Lofoten Fundo de Investimento em Cotas de Fundos de Investimento em Participações (FICFIP), recorreram de decisão da Superintendência de Relações com Investidores Institucionais (SIN), que impugnou a transformação desse fundo (constituído nos termos da Instrução CVM 391/03) em um multimercado.
The Fourth Chamber of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça – STJ) ruled that credits secured by fiduciary assignment (cessão fiduciária) of receivables are not subject to the judicial recovery plan of a Brazilian company .
On February 6, 2013, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM) issued CVM Instruction No. 531 (CVM Instr. 531/2013)
The local newspapers reported an interesting engineering financing transaction structured by the Brazilian Government aiming to increase revenues in last December and ensure compliance with the fiscal goal of the 2012.
The Brazilian Government decided to dismantle the capital constraint measures adopted previously to prevent the appreciation of the local currency (Real) to facilitate the raising of foreign credits by Brazilian companies, through foreign currency loans and export financing transactions that imply in the anticipation of funds to the Brazilian exporter by way of advance the export receipt, also known as Advance Payment (Pagamento Antecipado – PA).
Brazilian economic growth, together with the upcoming sporting events - the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games -, strongly encouraged the Federal Government to enact a number of measures to boost the infrastructure's development.
The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM) found a way to facilitate fund raising for Brazilian small and medium-size companies with the issuance of shares, without changing the applicable law or regulations.
Among its duties, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM) shall promote the expansion and the regular and efficient operation of the Brazilian stock market, and stimulate permanent investments in the capital stock of publicly-held corporations controlled by local private capital, as well as it shall avoid or prevent any kind of fraud or manipulation intended to create artificial conditions of supply, demand or price of the securities traded on the
On November 14, 2012 the Board of Directors (Diretoria Colegiada) of the Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brasil – Bacen) approved Circular No. 3614 of the same date (Bacen Circular 3614/2012), establishing new conditions for the issuance of the Real Estate Credit Bill (Letra de Crédito Imobiliário – LCI) and authorizing investments banks (bancos de investimento) to also issue LCI.
The Supervision of Relations with Institutional Investors (Superintendência de Relações com Investidores Institucionais) of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM) issued Directive Release (Ofício-Circular) CVM/SIN/No. 5/2012, dated November 7.
By means of CVM Instruction No. 529, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission established the Ombudsman's Office within the Brazilian securities market.
Accession by Chiltern - Pesquisa Clinica Ltda. ("Chiltern Brazil") to the Intercreditor Agreement entered into in connection with a term loan facility pursuant to the terms of a Senior Facilities Agreement granted to parent Chiltern International Ltd.
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