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Law Society hosts president of Brazilian Supreme Court

ImageThe Law Society hosted the president of the Brazilian Supreme Court, Minister Joaquim Barbosa, during his London visit to meet with leaders in the English legal profession.

QLTS: Novo guia em português

Baixe a nova versão do guia do Programa de Transferência de Advogados Qualificados (QLTS, Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme) em português.

Lord Mayor's visit to Brazil: Get involved

exploringThe Law Society is organising seminars and networking events in Brazil during the Lord Mayor's visit in May 2014 offering UK law firms an opportunity to develop local contacts and raise their profile in the market.

Rio 2016 Contracts Toolkit

The Law Society has worked with UKTI and CMS Cameron McKenna to produce a toolkit for UK companies bidding for Rio 2016 contracts.

The toolkit focuses on both providing an outline of key stages from pre-registration through to contract award, along with a detailed table of the required documentation that UK suppliers wishing to participate are required to submit.

Find out more.

Law Society hosts launch of Lex Anglo-Brasil

brasilThe Law Society was the host for the launch of Lex Anglo-Brasil, a bilateral association for lawyers with an interest in strengthening ties between Brazil and the UK.

Brazilian Bar elects new president

Marcus Furtado Coêlho has been elected as president of the Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB).

Debate to lift pro bono ban in Sao Paulo: hearing and petition

The public prosecutor’s office in São Paulo has called a public debate to consider the current ban on lawyers working pro bono for individuals in the state.

Opportunities in the Brazilian healthcare sector

brazilBrazil offers huge opportunities for UK health and life science companies. The healthcare sector, the largets in Latin America, is predicted to grow to £85bn by 2015. The biotech market is predicted to grow to £58bn and the pharmaceuticals market is predicted to grow to £22bn by 2015.

Brazilian Bar votes to uphold rules on foreign law firms

The Brazilian Bar has voted to uphold the current rules for foreign law firms operating in Brazil. After a year long debate there was a unanimous decision from the Federal Council of the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB).

Law Society president visits Brasilia

ImageLaw Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff has agreed a work plan with the Federal Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) to implement the activities outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding signed last month.