ANPD is transformed into an autarchy of special nature

Published in today’s Official Federal Gazette (Diário Oficial da União), PM 1.124/2022 transformed the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) into an autarchy of a special nature, a measure that provides greater autonomy and protection against political interventions. Until the MP was issued, the ANPD had the status of an organ of the Presidency of the […]

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New Playstation Plus: privacy, ownership and other contractual aspects

By Marcelo Mattoso Ferreira. As previously announced, this past Monday, 13/06/22, Playstation Plus (“PS Plus”) has changed its format, now offering three different plans (Essential, Extra and Deluxe). Because of this, some questions arise, which vary from the number of titles offered, how content is made available, user service and even questions about data privacy, consumer […]

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Esports: General Law of Sport is approved in the Senate with rejection of the amendment on CBDEL

Contested by publishers and developers, amendment 89 wanted to give CBDEL status of “maximum entity” of Esports in Brazil In a vote last Wednesday (8), the Brazilian Senate approved the Bill of Supplementary Law (PLS) 68/2017, which establishes the new General Law of Sports. Among the 218 articles contained in the text, one of the […]

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Court decision sets precedent for special taxation on retrofits

“Decision is in line with social interests and ESG measures; without demolition, the need for labour increases,” says lawyer A decision of the 25th Federal Civil Court of São Paulo may set an important precedent in the civil construction market. The court held that the construction company Cyrela, which is retrofitting the Hilton Santos Building […]

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BSP with Banque Internationale à Luxembourg and Belfius Bank SA on financing provided in relation to the 21,000 m2 South Village real estate project

BSP acted as lead counsel to Banque Internationale à Luxembourg and Belfius Bank SA on the Luxembourg law financing of the acquisition by Groupe Capelli together with Novaxia of one of the two plots of land on which the South Village project is being developed. The South Village project is a mixed-use 21,000 m2 project located in Howald, […]

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NFTs and intellectual property

Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are digital assets that are based on a cryptocurrency and linked to a blockchain. They can represent a certificate of authenticity or ownership of a physical or digital asset, of a credit, or even a right or faculty offered by someone. Since blockchain ledgers are immutable, NFTs are unique assets that […]

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The Metaverse of Intellectual Property

Metaverses are “virtual worlds” that make an effort to reproduce reality on digital devices – be they computers connected to a network or virtual reality or augmented reality equipment offering immersive experiences. A metaverse is a collective and shared virtual space that is inhabited by the avatars of users; before, this was only common in […]

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Experts analyse how the market should react with the Central Bank’s new rules for Fintechs

Institutions will have rules proportional to their size, preserving easy entry for new competitors in the segment and increasing competition in the system The new rules announced by the Central Bank (BC), which increase prudential requirements for payment institutions (PIs) – according to the size and complexity of the company – should change the practices […]

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Experts diverge on gas issue in Russia-Ukraine conflict

Russia has announced that it has cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria as the countries have failed to comply with trade agreements. A decision that the European Union (EU) called blackmail. And with that, it put European countries on high alert. For Luciana ReisReis, a specialist in the oil, gas, infrastructure and energy sector, […]

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A barrel at US$ 300, gasoline at R$ 15? Oil price scares the world

The US decision to ban the purchase of Russian oil raises fears of escalating inflation in the world. Experts assess the scenario US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday (3/8) the ban on imports of Russian oil into the country, as another measure to impact Russia’s economy due to the war in Ukraine. In his speech, […]

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New Pregnancy Law Is As Disastrous As Its Predecessor

Law 14,311/2022, enacted on March 8 by the Federal Government, reaches the forty-five of the second half to replace Law 14,151/21, and will be of little use to pregnant women and their employers. The text comes into force almost a year after it was proposed and is practically losing its purpose in the face of the […]

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Expert explains current NFT gaming scenario and legal limits involved

The topic is still controversial in the games industry, but major developers have already signaled interest in this new business model. The popularity of NFT games is a topic that is at the top of discussions in the billion-dollar video game industry. Gambling with “non-fungible tokens” — in free translation — is yet another initiative by […]

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