LS Brazil Outlook Hot topics on audiovisual content production in Brazil Apr
2022

Hot topics on audiovisual content production in Brazil

The digital revolution created several business opportunities all over the world. In Brazil, the peculiarities of the legal framework regulating the entertainment sector – and in certain cases the lack of regulation – demand a detailed assessment on a case-by-case basis before any sector-investment is made. Challenges faced when dealing with uncertain or even controversial matters may be overcome with a creative legal approach. In this edition of the LS Brazil Outlook Levy & Salomão Media and Entertainment group sheds some light on selected current and relevant topics to this industry.

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LS Brazil Outlook Sports Events: Is a two-fold legal protection needed? 12
Apr
2022

Sports Events: Is a two-fold legal protection needed?

Sports events are audience drivers and their broadcasting is one of the most valuable assets in the entertainment market. The article addresses the complex (and even insufficient) legal framework on the protection of sports’ footage in Brazil

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LS Brazil Outlook Investments in Brazilian copyrightable assets: would profits surpass the risks? 12
Apr
2022

Investments in Brazilian copyrightable assets: would profits surpass the risks?

Investments in music royalties are on trend. In Brazil, one of the biggest streaming markets in the world, legal precautions must be taken before investing in copyright protected asset

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LS Brazil Outlook New regulation on the interpretation of commercial contracts – a positive impact on the production of audiovisual works 12
Apr
2022

New regulation on the interpretation of commercial contracts – a positive impact on the production of audiovisual works

New legislation on contract interpretation may encourage investment in the production of audiovisual content. We assess how the new rules help mitigate existing risks and address uncertainties

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LS Brazil Outlook The use of drones and hidden cameras in investigative journalism: reinforcing democracy or violating privacy rights? 12
Apr
2022

The use of drones and hidden cameras in investigative journalism: reinforcing democracy or violating privacy rights?

Drones and hidden cameras in journalistic investigations are important tools for enforcing democracy but they also raise some privacy concerns. This article addresses how this matter is treated by the Brazilian legal framework

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LS Brazil Outlook Mapping risks and preventing disputes involving earnout clauses 22
Feb
2022

Mapping risks and preventing disputes involving earnout clauses

M&A deals often raise uncertainties about the actual value of a business. Earnout clauses are widely used to address that concern by tying the value of a deal to future business targets. However, they may cause potential disputes

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LS Brazil Outlook Ensuring enforceability of put and call options 22
Feb
2022

Ensuring enforceability of put and call options

Put and call options are widely adopted in Brazilian M&A practice. Although courts have endorsed their enforceability, aspects such as the option pricing method should be negotiated carefully

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LS Brazil Outlook Sandbagging: between the parties' autonomy and good faith 22
Feb
2022

Sandbagging: between the parties' autonomy and good faith

The use of sandbagging clauses in M&A transactions must be assessed with care when the relevant agreement is governed by Brazilian law

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LS Brazil Outlook Money talks: contractual penalties and other remedies in Brazilian M&A disputes 18
Feb
2022

Money talks: contractual penalties and other remedies in Brazilian M&A disputes

Contractual penalties are convenient means of protecting crucial party rights in M&A transactions. Due to peculiarities of Brazilian contract law, crafting well-rounded penalty clauses may reduce the risk of court intervention over such provisions...

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LS Brazil Outlook A taste of Brazil in M&A deals: key provisions at the eyes of local law and courts 17
Feb
2022

A taste of Brazil in M&A deals: key provisions at the eyes of local law and courts

The Brazilian mergers and acquisitions market was relatively stable for years, but gained traction in 2021. Foreign dealmakers see room for further growth in 2022: despite recent appreciation, the local currency has overall lost significant...

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LS Brazil Outlook Seizing the opportunity: The ongoing analysis of Eletrobras’s privatization by the Federal Audit Court as a means to improve energy price benchmarks and legal certainty 20
Jan
2022

Seizing the opportunity: The ongoing analysis of Eletrobras’s privatization by the Federal Audit Court as a means to improve energy price benchmarks and legal certainty

TCU is analyzing the numbers involved in Eletrobras’s upcoming privatization and flagged that there was room to improve energy price benchmarks and transparency in the composition of tariffs

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LS Brazil Outlook Eletrobras’s privatization: almost ready to launch 20
Jan
2022

Eletrobras’s privatization: almost ready to launch

Eletrobras’s proposed privatization has been called into question in both administrative and judicial courts. In this special edition of LS Brazil Outlook,our energy specialists discusses the likelihood that those proceedings may effectively...

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LS Brazil Outlook From the bench’s standpoint: is the Supreme Court a threat to Eletrobras’s privatization? 20
Jan
2022

From the bench’s standpoint: is the Supreme Court a threat to Eletrobras’s privatization?

As claims are filed against the law that allows the government to give up control over Eletrobras, the Supreme Court will have the final word on such privatization. What is the risk that the court may spoil government’s plan for the company?

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