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Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) / Employer of Record Services – Latin America

Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) / Employer of Record Services – Latin America

Today, more than ever before, the global economy is an open book. To truly establish yourself as a major player in whatever industry your company operates in, limiting yourself to the confines of one country is rarely sufficient to achieve your personal and organisational ambitions. Indeed, in the light of new trade deals between Europe and Mercosur and the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) which will open up Peru, Chile and Mexico to unprecedented...

What You Need to Know to Get a Brazilian Investor Visa and Permanent Residency

What You Need to Know to Get a Brazilian Investor Visa and Permanent Residency

Getting an investor visa allows a foreigner to live and work permanently in Brazil. Once you obtain an investor visa, you can invest in opening a business in Brazil, Brazilian real-estate or stocks, and can even open a savings account in the country. In this article, we will be going over what you need to know to get an investor visa in Brazil. Keep reading and ensure you are aware of all the ins-and-outs of the Brazilian Investor visa!   Brazilian Investor Visa and Permanent Residency To...

Corporate Secretarial Services Latin America?

Corporate Secretarial Services Latin America?

Latin America can be a somewhat complicated region for multinational companies in regards to compliance with corporate regulations, state legislation and bureaucratic obstacles. Companies seeking to invest and operate in Latin America face substantial amounts of administrative processes that can impact on time, money and resources. This impact is multiplied by the need to comply with laws that are often difficult to interpret and are applied inconsistently.  Keep reading to learn how a local...

Key Considerations when Opening a Company in Brazil?

Key Considerations when Opening a Company in Brazil?

Brazil is the biggest economy in Latin America and despite recent uncertainties, it remains a highly attractive Latin America jurisdiction for commercial activities.  For a foreign legal entity to operate commercially in Brazil, it must ask for a special permission from the Brazilian Ministry of Commerce. It is possible to invest in Brazil through contractual structures (i.e joint ventures) though it is not usually the most efficient way to operate. Opening a Company - Incorporation Acts and...

Company Formation in Brazil: An Overview of the Sociedad Limitada (SRL)

Company Formation in Brazil: An Overview of the Sociedad Limitada (SRL)

Akin to the Limited Liability Company in the U.S. or the UK, the Sociedade Limitada in Brazil has many similar features. It is a legally separate entity from its sole proprietor or partners, however, the personal assets of the partners are at risk if a claim is made against the company. Continue reading to get your SRL questions answered! Below, you will find a list of 10 requirements and characteristics of a Sociedade Limitada for a company in Brazil. 1. Company Formation in Brazil - Unique...

What is a Power of Attorney (POA) / Poder? Latin America Company Incorporation

What is a Power of Attorney (POA) / Poder? Latin America Company Incorporation

Author: Felipe Guzman Ayala There is a common misconception that in order to form/register a company in Latin America, you have you be physically present at the time of the company incorporation. Incorporation processes such as filing documentation, registering with local authorities, preparing the company by-laws, opening a corporate bank account etc can be complex and time-consuming.  A Power of Attorney (POA) / 'Poder' is a useful tool that simplifies the company formation process, allowing...

Legal Tips for Foreign Companies Doing Business in Brazil

Legal Tips for Foreign Companies Doing Business in Brazil

As you may know, Brazil has a somewhat complex legal system, with bureaucracy, complicated regulation and other challenges having an effect on foreign companies doing business in the region.  Despite the complexities, Brazil is a wonderful country which has a vast array of unexplored business opportunities. For this reason, our legal team wants to provide you with some 'doing business' tips before you begin operations in the largest economy in Latin America.  1 – Doing Business in Brazil - Be...

What are the Brazilian Accounting, Tax, and Legal Requirements?

What are the Brazilian Accounting, Tax, and Legal Requirements?

If you want to start a business in Brazil, you need to know the basic tax, accounting, and compliance laws and regulations in the country. Below, we explain everything you need to know about how to comply with your accounting and taxes obligations in Brazil. If you want to incorporate a business in Brazil, you need to know the basic tax laws. Accounting & Taxation Requirements: Know and Understand Brazilian Taxes When incorporating in Brazil, you will be subject to corporate income tax,...

Steps To Create / Incorporate a Branch Office of a Foreign Company in Brazil?

Steps To Create / Incorporate a Branch Office of a Foreign Company in Brazil?

Starting a new business creates many challenges. Now imagine starting a new business in a foreign country; with unknown and foreign legislation and cultural/language barriers. Many individuals and companies face these challenges as create a company and begin commercial activities in a new market.  To be successful in this endeavour, it is necessary to have reliable legal and accounting support. Local professionals are very important at the beginning stages of a new business venture to ensure...

The Essentials to Create a Company / Corporation in Brazil

The Essentials to Create a Company / Corporation in Brazil

Much more than a just touristic destination, Brazil has emerged as one of the most attractive Latin American countries to do business in. Investor confidence is growing and many companies are entering the marketplace and creating companies as an international expansion method. Every company in Brazil must be registered before several Brazilian authorities such as the Board of Trade, City Hall, Federal Revenue among others. Additionally, all companies are required to obtain the following:...

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