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Our NEW Member Murphy & McGonigle invites you to their event The Post Lava Jato World to Feature Leading Authorities Involved in the Enforcement Effort in Lava Jato. How corporates must adapt to the changing regulatory and compliance environment in LATAM

Tuesday,  November 19, 2019 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

1185 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor

RSVP: mcurran@mmlawus.com / (212) 880-3989

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Imagination The Americas Inc.

Imagination Ltd. is a global independent experience agency founded in 1968. With 13 offices worldwide, Imagination has specialized in designing experiences that change how people think, feel, and act. Whether it be increasing brand reputation and preference, driving sales or shaping product design, ultimately, Imagination believes in the power of experience to transform behavior. We measure the impact of everything we do, ensuring our experiences are insight driven, optimized and aligned to our clients’ objectives.

Additionally, Imagination’s dedicated Investor Communications team has over 40 years of unrivaled roadshow experience, spanning over 700 roadshows that have included some of the world’s most high-profile transactions. Our integrated creative agency team provides end-to-end IPO marketing and investor communications support, delivering on all facets of the IPO, from: design and development of the management roadshow slide deck and prospectus covert art; to production of the roadshow management presentation video (and accompanying opening video, modules, sizzle and walk-in video for a clear and compelling investment case); to group meeting brand experiences, production and events surrounding listings.

The Investor Communications team can continue to add value after listing for the investor relations, finance, and marketing teams, maintaining a dialogue with the investment community through IR presentations, annual and corporate responsibility reports, investor and analyst events, and annual general meetings. Imagination is proud to have partnered with a wide variety of public companies providing end-to-end investor and corporate communications support.

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Sid Efromovich, member of our Young Professionals Committee, has just launched his online course on how to learn any foreign language.

A few years ago, he delivered a TEDx talk on how to learn foreign languages. It became the most viewed TED talk by a Brazilian in history, and the 19th most viewed talk on the TEDx channel with other 10 million views. He has now taken everything he knows about language learning and created the 6 Techniques course. It’s a quick 6 hour course that can teach anyone how to learn any language faster and better.

“Languages let us build a bridge to other cultures, and allow us to open up so much more of people’s hearts and minds.”

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SAO PAULO, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Latin America’s largest independent investment bank, Banco BTG Pactual SA, reported a 50.2% jump in second-quarter recurring profit on Tuesday, as trading and proprietary investment gains increased as well as management fees.

Recurring net income, which excludes one-time items, rose to 1.029 billion reais ($258 million) from 685 million reais a year earlier.

 

By Carolina Mandl via Reuters

 

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The firm continues to expand corporate & business capabilities nationwide with the addition of

Nicole Ostrowski and Angela Ramey as senior counsel and Skylar Marshall as associate.

 

New York, NY – July 25, 2019 – Greenspoon Marder is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s Corporate & Business practice group with the addition of partner, Michael Smith in New York.

 

“Our firm is committed to providing seamless client service across our national platform. Michael will enhance our corporate team in New York and throughout the U.S., as we continue to strategically grow nationally,” comments Michael Marder, co-managing director at Greenspoon Marder. “Michael’s extensive transactional experience adds a greater range of corporate services to our client offerings,” comments Gerry Greenspoon, co-managing director of Greenspoon Marder.

 

Mr. Smith is an international lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience who advises on international capital markets, cross-border M&A, global fund formation and Shari’ah finance. Mr. Smith has significant experience advising on transactions into and out of the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and China, and regularly counsels boards, senior management and private equity firms on corporate governance, deal structuring and strategy.

 

The firm has continued to expand our corporate & business capabilities nationwide with the addition of senior counsels, Nicole Ostrowski in Los Angeles and Angela Ramey in Miami, and associate, Skylar Marshall in Denver.

 

Ms. Ostrowski is senior counsel in the Corporate & Business Practice Group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. Ms. Ostrowski’s practice focuses on complex corporate transactions, including private equity transactions, strategic organizational structuring, debt financings, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, venture capital investments, asset purchases, and joint venture arrangements.

 

Ms. Ramey is senior counsel in the Corporate & Business Practice Group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. She focuses her practice on all aspects of secured financing transactions including single lender, syndicated and mezzanine facilities involving cash flow, secured, asset-based, and acquisition facilities.

 

Mr. Marshall is an associate in the Corporate & Business Practice Group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. Mr. Marshall focuses his practice on corporate and commercial transactions. He has experience representing companies ranging from start-ups to multi-national corporations.

 

About Greenspoon Marder

 

Greenspoon Marder is a national full-service business law firm with 240 attorneys and 26 locations across the United States. We are ranked amongst American Lawyer’s Am Law 200, as one of the top law firms in the U.S. since 2015. Since our inception in 1981, our firm has been committed to providing excellent client service through our cross-disciplinary, client-team approach. Our mission is to understand the challenges that our clients face, build collaborative relationships, and craft creative solutions designed and executed with long-term strategic goals in mind. We serve Fortune 500, middle-market public and private companies, start-ups, emerging businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs nationwide.

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Küdos is a NYC-based fintech startup, led by entrepreneurs with ties to Brazil that offers employer-sponsored benefits for making childcare affordable to working parents. With Küdos, more kids have access to education earlier on in their lives; more parents continue working and preserve their income in the long term. Companies invest in their future by supporting the career progression of their future leaders and avoid the turnover costs. To learn more about Küdos, please visit their website.

The Global Compact Network Brazil is pleased to invite you to the second edition of the SDGs in Brazil – The Role of the Private Sector.

The event aims to introduce investors, business leaders, government authorities and representatives of the UN system to how Brazilian companies are contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs in Brazil – The Role of the Private Sector will take place alongside the High-Level Forum 2019, a United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

For further information, please contact us at sdgsinbrazil@nineoclock.com.br

For registrations, please access: https://bit.ly/2Rqbnla

 

We are pleased to announce that Jack will be speaking in the upcoming GRC Educators live webinar, “FIRPTA Tax Planning And Compliance After Tax Reform” scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00pm EST.

 

The program will provide participants with the U.S. federal income, estate, and gift tax implications and planning techniques to properly advise their foreign investor clients on how to best structure their U.S. real property investments under the new tax rules of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

 

Advising foreign real property investors requires tax and other professionals involved with foreign real property investors to understand the U.S. tax reporting and withholding requirements to best advice their clients and provide investment structuring options.

 

The new tax law did not change the existing liability and withholding requirements on the disposition of U.S. real property interests but did affect change in possible FIRPTA investment structures because of the lowered withholding tax rate on capital gains and liquidating distributions paid by REITs. There are additional Net Operating Loss and interest expense limitation rules as well as depreciation rule changes under the new tax law. Also, the use of a blocker corporation may likely be subject to Base Erosion Tax (BEAT) on interest payments made to or accrued by blocker corporations to its related foreign lender.

 

Additionally, participants will be exposed to the use of offshore common law and civil law wealth transfer structures to invest in U.S. real property and the U.S. tax implications and reporting requirements of said structures investing in U.S. real property.

 

Areas Covered

 

·    Overview of tax rules that apply to foreign investors in U.S. real estate

·    U.S. income, estate, and gift tax

·     Income tax residency and estate and gift tax residency rules

·      FIRPTA and withholding requirements

·    Treaty application

·    A typical structure of blocker corporation for foreign persons or corporations to hold U.S. real property assets

·    Changes in TCJA tax reform that will specifically impact income from owning or disposing of U.S. real property

·        Corporate rate reduction and FIRPTA withholding rates

·      Treatment of REITs

·        Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT)

·       Depreciation changes

·        New NOL carryforward rules

·       Planning opportunities through entity selection or change

 

After the presentation, there will be a live question and answer session.

 

We do hope you will join us. Form more information or to register:

 

Go to: https://www.grceducators.com/FIRPTA-TAX-PLANNING-AND-COMPLIANCE-AFTER-TAX-REFORM

 

Or call (704) 870-0321 / +00 1 704 870 0321

Ask for FIRPTA Tax Planning And Compliance After Tax Reform on 22-Apr-2019

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O Consulado-Geral do Brasil em Nova York / Consulate General of Brazil in NYC tem o prazer de informar que a ICC World Chambers Federation organizará, em parceria com a CACB – Confederação das Associações Comerciais e Empresariais do Brasil, o 11 Congresso Mundial de Câmaras, no Rio de Janeiro, entre os dias 12 e 14 de Junho de 2019.
Estão previstos mais de 1200 participantes de 100 países e 80 palestrantes.

O material do congresso está disponível em https://bit.ly/2JJyffd

Para informações adicionais, entre em contato com juliana.kampf@cacb.org.br

 

MEDIA CONTACT
Michelle Martinez Reyes, Chief Marketing Officer
954.333.4357   |   michelle.martinez.reyes@gmlaw.com

 

GREENSPOON MARDER APPOINTS PARTNER MYRNA MAYSONET AS CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 27, 2019 – Greenspoon Marder is pleased to announce the appointment of partner, Myrna Maysonet, as the Chief Diversity Officer. Ms. Maysonet joined Greenspoon Marder in 2000 and went on to become the first female partner. She has since served as a mentor to the firm’s diversity and even worked to provide same sex benefits a decade before it was considered to become a law.

 

“Greenspoon Marder is committed to taking big strides in diversity. Myrna has proven to be an integral part of those efforts over her 18 years with the firm,” comments Michael Marder, Co-Managing Director. “Our firm make-up is regularly changing and adding dynamics which allow us to better serve and connect with our clients. With Myrna’s leadership we plan to continue to diversify our ranks more and more each day,” comments Gerald Greenspoon, Co-Managing Director.

 

Ms. Maysonet is an advocate for LGBTQ and women’s rights and incorporates these values into her practice. She has covered these issues in a number of speaking engagements and panel discussions. Additionally, Ms. Maysonet is regularly featured on local, national and Hispanic networks including El Sentinel Orlando, Univision, Orlando Business Journal, South Florida Business Journal, Law360 and HR Magazine.

 

About Greenspoon Marder

Greenspoon Marder is a national full-service business law firm with more than 200 attorneys and 26 locations across the United States. Since our inception in 1981, our firm has been committed to providing excellent client service through our cross-disciplinary, client-team approach. Our mission is to understand the challenges that our clients face, build collaborative relationships, and craft creative solutions designed and executed with long-term strategic goals in mind. We serve Fortune 500, middle-market public and private companies, start-ups, emerging businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs nationwide. For more information, visit www.gmlaw.com.

Gremi International SARL is an international holding, composed of a number of companies operating in Brazil, Luxembourg, Poland, United States and the Netherlands. Operations of the group are mostly focused on investments in two sectors: real estate (in Brazil and in Poland) and media (Poland).

The group was established in 1991 by a Polish entrepreneur, Grzegorz (Greg) Hajdarowicz. The first activity of the company was wholesale of pharmaceuticals. As the business grew, new activities were introduced. Over 27 years GREMI was involved in many equity investments in various projects, focusing on distressed companies, encompassing sectors such as real estate, media, dredging, furniture manufacturing, printing houses, chip card IT systems, heat pumps, hydraulics, financial services (factoring), film production and other.

Gremi International SARL – by developing business projects and establishing legal entities in Brazil, Luxembourg, Poland,  the United States and the Netherlands – is consistently implementing strategy of becoming an internationally acting holding company.

The core of Gremi International SARL business expansion strategy is represented by Portuguese speaking countries and regions of which Brazil (in particular the Eco Estrela Project) is currently the first and most significant one.

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PODCAST

Devjani Mishra and Emily Haigh, of Littler’s New York City office, list their top 10 labor and employment compliance new year resolutions for businesses operating in the Empire State in 2019. They review several laws taking effect this year, offer practical guidance on how to juggle new requirements day-to-day, and identify legislative trends and court decisions to watch.

Questions in Portuguese or English can be sent to Renata Neeser at rneeser@littler.com

By Littler

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O começo do ano nos permite revisitar acontecimentos recentes envolvendo o combate à corrupção no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos, assim como nos estimula a considerar o que esperar no futuro, particularmente em vista da eleição de Jair Bolsonaro e da escolha do ex-juiz Sergio Moro para chefiar o Ministério da Justiça.

Lava Jato, Carne Fraca e Zelotes estão entre as operações recentes de combate à corrupção originadas no Brasil que reverberaram nos Estados Unidos, intensificaram a cooperação entre as autoridades dos dois países e resultaram em incontáveis investigações, condenações, acordos e litígios altamente noticiados. O combate à corrupção nos Estados Unidos também repercutiu no Brasil, sendo a investigação relativa à Fifa talvez o caso mais ilustrativo.

By Bruce E. Yannett, David. A. O’Neil, Andrew M. Levine, Kara Brockmeyer e Daniel Aun via Estadao

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John Keohane of Fortis Lux Financial (a member of MassMutual Financial Group) has been honored by MassMutual with the 2018 Top of the Council, a recognition given only to the top 1% performing advisors of this international Fortune 500 company. Last year, to meet growing demand, MassMutual Westchester Agency seamlessly merged with Fortis Lux Financial. This agency merger is very exciting as it enables the company to enhance services to clients with Financial Planning, Asset Management, Estate Planning and Strategic Business Planning.

 

A civil and common law-trained litigator and member of the firm’s International Arbitration practice, Haridi is recognized for regularly handling commercial and investor-state arbitrations under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions. She was also noted for being a vital member of several arbitral organizations, including the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association, and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Arab Users’ Council.

Source: Hogan Lovells

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New Member: New York Casas

A team of multi-lingual real estate professionals in New York City. They specialize in the condominium and multifamily markets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City. They not only speak your language, they understand the unique proposition that New York Real Estate offers to the international community. To learn more about New York Casas, please visit their website.

ANTES DE FALAR, ERA PRECISO FAZER.

Atravessamos uma grave crise, a maior da nossa história. A empresa foi vítima e nunca se beneficiou dos atos desonestos de um pequeno grupo de executivos. De tudo que nos foi tirado, certamente a sua confiança foi a coisa mais valiosa.

A sociedade merece uma explicação. Mas, antes de falar, era preciso fazer. E muita coisa já foi feita. Mudamos a empresa e agimos, sem hesitar diante dos problemas. Com tolerância zero à fraude e à corrupção, implementamos uma série de ações efetivas de combate à corrupção para evitar que os problemas voltem a acontecer.

Estamos passando essa história a limpo.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has begun oil production at its P-75 platform in the pre-salt area of the Santos Basin, the state-run oil company said on Monday.

The platform, located in the Buzios 2 oilfield, will be able to produce up to 150,000 barrels per day of oil and six million cubic meters of natural gas, the company’s statement said. (Reporting by Gram Slattery Editing by David Goodman)

Reference: www.reuters.com
Posted by Letícia França | drummondadvisors.com

Flexibilization is positive, but it is necessary to consider the fiscal and structural parts of the process

Keeping an eye on the competitive growth of the financial sector and the reduction of the cost of credit, the government decreed, on October 30, the simplification of the operation process of foreign Fintechs companies in the Brazilian market.

Previously, foreign financial technology companies were required express authorization from the Presidency of the Republic to enter into Fintech’s national system — a time-consuming and complicated bureaucracy that ran into other problems, such as the difficulty of applying international venture capital funds in exchange of capital in Brazilian companies, a common and even expected process of the sector.

The withdrawal of this obligation applies to companies that act as a Direct Credit Society (Sociedade de Crédito Direto or SCD), which are the companies that lend their own resources, and as a Partnership Between People (Sociedade entre Pessoas or SEP), which are the bridge between those who needs money and those who wants to lend it.

But even with all this easiness, Michel de Amorim warns of the fiscal and structural consequences of the process. “We must be aware of the complexity of taking a financial technology company to the Brazilian market. The structuring of the company — from the corporate structure to the location of the company —, its tax planning and risk analysis, for example, are points that deserve extra attention and cannot be ignored,” says Amorim.

In the long run, Amorim sees even greater impacts from the decision. “We can already feel the immediate competitive growth. In the medium term we will see the Brazilian and American financial markets being permanently heated, and a greater opening for other trade agreements between Brazil and the United States to take place,” he concludes.

 

Reference: drummondadvisors.com

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