Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New Rules on Brazilian FIPs: A Welcome Sign to Investors

While Brazil’s legal and regulatory environment remains complex and comprehensive reforms still seem to belong to the future, significant progress may come from apparently small changes, which may contribute to a more “market friendly” environment.  The new regulation adopted by the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to FIPs (Fundos de Investimentos em Participações, Brazil’s version of private equity funds) appears to be one of those changes and moves the country one step closer to a regulatory framework more familiar to international private equity investors.  FIPs are now allowed to invest in a broader class of assets (including assets located outside Brazil), General Partners will have more discretion to make capital calls and bring additional investors to the fund, and restrictions regarding governance rights have been eliminated. On the flip side, FIPs will have to comply with higher reporting standards and new mark-to-market requirements may have significant tax implications.

Please join us as we bring to our breakfast roundtable and a select group of leading practitioners from the legal and private equity industries in Brazil and the U.S., to discuss the new FIP rules and the expected impact such new regulation will have for international investors interested in the Brazilian market.

Daniel W. Maeda
Director, Institutional Investors Division (SIN)
Comissão de Valores Mobiliàrios
Ana Carolina L. Nomura
Mattos Filho Advogados

Peter A. Furci
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP  

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Peter A. Furci
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP  

Jonathan Adler
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


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The good new is it's not too late to use this festive season to connect to your fans.
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Here's an excerpt:

Here are 7 tactics that you can use to first activate your fan base in order to build engagement or sales  – or both!

1. Create & Share Holiday-Themed Music and Content on Your Socials

Get Social and get in the spirit at the same time! Use your favorite social channel (or all of them to show your own holiday spirit:
Record a holiday track and use this as your main content and supplement with holiday memes, art that you create or videos
TIP: If you are recording a holiday classic make sure it is in the Public Domain, if not you will need to get a license.
Facebook: Post holiday themed photos and videos or ask holiday specific questions.
Instagram: Create special tiles that are holiday oriented and allow your fans to interact with you
Twitter: Use holiday themed hashtags to seek out and engage new fans or, in the case, engage new media makers who may be showcasing holiday music on their blogs, podcasts and playlists.
Youtube: Create playlists of your favorite holiday songs or music videos


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Duduka Da Fonseca and Helio Alves featuring Maucha Adnet
Samba Jazz and the Music of Jobim

With saxophonist/clarinetist Anat Cohen, vocalist Maucha Adnet, guitarist Vic Juris, acoustic bassist Hans Glawischnig, pianist Helio Alves, and drummer/percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca
Tonight’s showcase of samba jazz features an outstanding small group of musicians, several of whom worked closely with the iconic Antonio Carlos Jobim. The group, featuring Duduka da Fonseca (of Trio da Paz), Helio Alves, and vocalist Maucha Adnet – each a native of Brazil – shares an expertise in this music, and each member is internationally recognized for expanding the worlds of jazz and Latin music. Come enjoy the music of Jobim performed by those who know it best.

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