Central & South America

KLA Newsletter – Fiscal n° 86


No contexto dos ajustes promovidos pelo Governo Federal para equilíbrio das contas públicas foi publicada a Medida Provisória nº 669, cujo artigo 1º previa a alteração da Lei nº 12.546/2011 para majorar as alíquotas da CPRB de 1% para 2,5%, e de 2% para 4,5%.

O Presidente do Senado, contudo, devolveu a referida Medida Provisória ao Executivo, acarretando sua perda de eficácia. A Presidente Dilma Rousseff, então, encaminhou um projeto de lei com o mesmo texto da medida provisória para votação sob regime constitucional de urgência. Não foram incluídas nem excluídas atividades ou setores sujeitos ao regime. Pelo texto do projeto a sistemática da CPRB deixaria de ser obrigatória e passaria a ser opcional. More…

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KLA Alert – Foreign Trade – March, 2015

Ordinances SECEX 16/2015 and 17/2015, published on March 23, 2015 in the Official Gazette, initiated 2 new investigations to assess the existence of dumping and potential injury to the domestic industry arising from such practice in the exports (i) of polyvinyl chloride canvas (PVC) coated with textile reinforcement on both sides originating from China and South Korea and classified under code 3921.90.19 of the HS, and (ii) unframed mirrors from China and Mexico classified under code 7009.91.00 of the HS.

Specifically in the exports of PVC canvas to Brazil, SECEX assessed absolute and relative dumping margins of US$ 1.72/kg and 110.97% in Chinese exports and US$ 1.32/kg and 67.7% in Korean exports. More…

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The Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (“ANVISA”) published on March 11, 2015, the Public Consultation no. 18, initiating the term for comments and suggestions to the text of the RDC Resolution that shall establish provisions related to changes made related to the after-registration of drugs, cancellation of drugs’ registrations, amongst other provisions, all related to the review of RDC Resolution no. 48/2009. The term for contributions started on March, 18 and shall expire on April 17, 2015.

The full text of the proposed Resolution is available on Anvisa’s website and any suggestions must be sent through a specific form available on Anvisa’s website.

http://portal.anvisa.gov.br/wps/content/anvisa+portal/anvisa/regulacao+sanitaria/assuntos More…

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KLA Alert – Anti-Corruption & Compliance – March, 2015


Published today in the Federal Official Gazette Decree 8,420/15 of March 18, 2015 (“Decree 8,420/15”) regulates Law 12,846/13 (“Anti-Corruption Law”) and provides for the administrative liability of legal entities for acts against the direct or indirect Public Administration, Brazilian or foreign.

Decree 8,420/15 specifies the general parameters for the application of administrative sanctions, the so-called procedure for the Administrative Liability Process (“PAR”), provides rules for leniency agreements and establishes that the Comptroller General of the Union (“CGU”) has exclusive competence for the execution of leniency agreements in the Federal Executive Branch. The norm also provides rules for the public lists of companies that have been debarred (“CEIS”) and punished by corruption (“CNEP”). More…

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KLA Compliance & Anti-Corruption team is recognised by Latin Lawyer

The article “Who’s Investigating”, published by Latin Lawyer in 2014, points out the anti-corruption investigations and who are the compliance lawyers in key economies. Latin Laywer puts KLA as a recognised name in the field and details the work developed by Anti-Corruption partners Isabel Franco and Paulo Prado, as well as the firm’s compliance team.

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Isabel franco participates in Special Report of Financier Worldwide magazine

n the Special Report on Corporate Fraud & Corruption “Anti-corruption and bribery developments in Latin America”, published by Financier Worldwide for their February issue, the magazine moderated a discussion among Isabel Franco from KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados, Roberto Hernández-García from COMAD, S.C., Mauricio Almar from Halliburton,  Ivan E. Velez from KPMG LLP, and Patrick Henz from Primetals Technologies. In the report, Isabel Franco said: “Most lawyers are sceptical of the value of these leniency agreements, but only time will tell how they will actually work.”

The complete Q&A Forum is available on the Financier Worldwide’s website:http://www.financierworldwide.com/forum-anti-corruption-and-bribery-developments-in-latin-america

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Gobierno acusa a Metrogas de “inflar” sus costos para reducir rentabilidad

Fecha de publicación: febrero 4, 2015El 36% de los activos declarados por la distribuidora corresponden a inversiones en equipos de los usuarios.

Fuente: Diario Financiero

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Aninat in Chilean supermarket buy

Fecha de publicación: febrero 10, 2015

Fuente: Latin Lawyer

1344566105_pdf LL Aninat in Chilean supermarket buy

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KLA strengthens its Intellectual Property team with new hire

MARIA MARTA DIAS HERINGER SALES joined KLA’s Intellectual Property team as of January of this year, focusing on issues related to Marketing Law, Entertainment, Advertising and Promotions,  including consulting and litigation involving Conar, CENP, CEPCO, SEAE and other self-regulatory agencies.

Mrs. Heringer has coordinated for many years the Marketing Law practice of important law firms in São Paulo and was a corporate lawyer at Grupo Abril, a major communication conglomerate in Latin America. More…

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Halsbury Chambers Attorney Jayson Romer Attends Best Practices and New Developments in High-Stakes Litigation and Arbitration Conference

High-Stakes disputes are here to stay. The age of technology has given rise to a number of global advancements including the growth and expansion of international commerce. In recent years, the speed of information technology has forced both major and minor business entities to contend with the issues born out of these advancements, among them, cases of instant liability occurring in local and international jurisdictions.

“In an age when information is available instantaneously and what happens thousands of miles away impacts everyday decisions affecting business plans, Halsbury Chambers invests in resources, time and energy to ensure that every member of the firm is informed,” says the firm’s founder Branville McCartney. Clients benefit from the dedication to a combination of basic tradition and immediate response to evolving law and jurisprudence.” More…

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