Friday, 23 April, 2021

Brazil takes first step to develop Islamic Finance

Legal memos

Although Islamic Finance is already a reality in several countries, which are not Muslim majority ones, Brazil has not paid attention to the possibilities that Islamic Finance can have in fostering its economy. However, it seems that times are changing regarding Islamic Finance in Brazil. As informed by the Brazil-Arab News Agency, in an online […]

Friday, 16 April, 2021

Brazil: Postponements on Rio de Janeiro state licensing procedures and Ibama

ECIJA in the media

Postponement of the new rules for environmental licensing in the State of Rio de Janeiro On March 31, 2021, Decree No. 47,550/2021, by the State of Rio de Janeiro (“new Decree”), was published, which “amends Decree No. 46,890, of December 23, 2019, which provides for the State System of Licensing and other Environmental Control Procedures […]

Friday, 16 April, 2021

Brazil: National Council of Private Insurance (“CNSP”) softens regulation of damage insurance for large risks coverage.

Legal memos

On March 31, 2021, the Superintendency of Private Insurance (‘SUSEP’) has published CNSP Resolution 407 of March 29, 2021 (‘Resolution No. 407/2021’), which provides for the general principles and characteristics for the drafting and commercialization of damage insurance contracts to cover large risks. The proposal of the new regulation gives continuity to the modernization and […]

Wednesday, 14 April, 2021

American Bar Association International Law Section Virtual Annual Meeting


The American Bar Association, International Law Section celebrates the Virtual Annual Meeting “The Americas and Beyond: Navigating Legal Changes and Challenges” from April 14th to April 16th. ECIJA is one of the 26 Latin America Firms that sponsors the meeting.   More information and registration in the following link.  

Wednesday, 7 April, 2021

Mexico: Agreement reached on labor subcontracting.


After three months of dialogue, the federal government has reached an agreement with the labor and business sectors on the presidential bill filed in November of the last year to amend the current regulation on labor subcontracting.  The main purpose of the Bill is to eliminate practices that violate workers’ labor rights. Among the agreements […]

Tuesday, 6 April, 2021

Portugal: Antas da Cunha Ecija reinforces Employment area

ECIJA in the media

Iberian Lawyer, Eco Antas da Cunha Ecija has hired two new lawyers in the Employment area for their Porto office. Luís Branco Lopes (pictured left) and André David (pictured right) join the Employment Law and Social Security Department, coordinated by partner Pedro da Quitéria Faria. The lawyers will be based in the Porto office. Fernando […]