What you need to know about expanding into and operating in Brazil

September 12, 2019 | 1PM EDT / 6PM BST

Brazil is one of the world’s most important emerging economies and a key contributor to global growth. While the country has endured political and economic instability in recent years, it remains the largest economy in South America and boasts a population of over 200 million. It also benefits from a high degree of economic diversification, a large and well-educated workforce, and a welcoming culture. In short, Brazil is an extremely attractive destination for foreign investors.

As with any emerging economy, however, Brazil presents challenges that businesses need to consider before establishing operations there. Most important, companies must ensure they have a clear understanding of local rules and regulations, which tend to be more complex than those of other countries in the region. Failure to do so can pose serious financial and reputational risks.

This webinar provides an in-depth overview of establishing and maintaining operations in Brazil, including local best practices and tips on how to navigate the intricacies of the country’s legal and tax systems.

Here’s a partial list of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Reasons to expand into Brazil
  • Local business structures
  • Foreign investment considerations
  • Entity options and registration requirements
  • Labour rights, compensation and employee benefits
  • How to navigate Brazil’s complex tax and legal systems

Presented by:

Marcelo Borgheti
Managing Director
Vistra Brazil

Susan Osborn
Director, International Tax Advisory

Manager, Tax and Onboarding
Vistra Brazil