On August 27, 2021, Law No. 14,195 (Law 14,195), derived from the “Provisional Measure to improve the Brazilian business environment”, was enacted.
The several changes implemented by Law 14,195 include articles that aim to modify certain rules applicable to Brazilian corporations, amending, therefore, Law No. 6,404/1976 (Brazilian Corporation Law) and to enable the issuance of securities, set forth in Law 6,385/1976, by limited liability companies.
Among the main changes implemented to the Brazilian Corporation Law, it is important to highlight the purposes of:
Moreover, it is worth highlighting the new rule introduced by Law 14,195, by means of which limited liability companies will be allowed to issue debentures (under the denomination of commercial notes), pursuant to the terms of Law 6,385/1976.
Apart from the changes introduced outside the scope of corporate and capital market law, Law 14,195 enters into force and produces its effects as of August 27, 2021, except for item (ii), above, with regard to the prohibition of accumulating the positions of chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer or main executive of publicly-held corporation – which shall come into effect on August 22, 2022. It is worth mentioning, however, that, according to article 7 of Law 14,195, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) may establish rules for the transition of the obligations arising from such matters.
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