As company incorporation agents our experience and relationship with the Brazil Commercial Registry means, we can obtain registry copies of company documents and conduct comprehensive Brazil company searches. We are able to supply copies of company documents from the Companies Registry in Brazil. In Brazil documents which can be provided are the Social Contract and latest amendments to the Articles of Association.
In Brazil every State has a company registration agency, there is not a registry on a federal level, it is very limited. In order to access data, we require the identification number of the Brazilian company.
We can provide a company search report on companies registered in Brazil, this includes the latest information filed with the Companies Registry.
We can provide a search on a Brazilian company which includes:
Details on the Share Capital including:
Details on each Shareholder including:
Details on the Management including:
Additional details including::
The search report is delivered by email in 14 days. A Company Search Report can be provided on an express service in 7 working days.
Brazil has introduced the concept of Small and Medium Entities (SMEs), and those companies who qualify as a SME benefit from simplified accounting and auditing requirements.
All Brazilian companies are required to prepare and file annual financial statements, which must also be published in the official Gazette. The obligation to have these statements audited depends on what category a company falls into, determined generally by its size, type of company and industry in which it operates. The annual financial statements should include a balance sheet, income statements, P&L, shareholders equity statement, changes in fiscal position and accompanying explanatory notes. Financial Statements are where available included in the company search.
Brazilian companies must file an annual return within four months of the calendar year end. The annual return includes the name and address of all company directors, company's primary business activities, shareholders details, share structure and the registered address of the Brazilian company.
With a Brazil Company Credit Report we conduct an investigation on the target company, including the latest information on the company held by the Companies Registry and credit recommendations are included, where financial data has been analysed.
Company Documents no longer require legalisation at the Consulate, as Brazil joined the Hague Convention.
We can provide searches for companies registered in Brazil, please complete our enquiry form for your Company Documents requirements.
An SRL company is very similar to a Limited Liability Company in the United Kingdom.
An SRL company requires no minimum share capital. It does require two company directors, of any nationality and two company shareholders, of any nationality. There are no restrictions on whether the shareholders are either individuals or corporate bodies.
Features of a Sociedade Limitada (SRL) :
The Company Law No. 12,441, of 2011 introduced a new corporate type into the Brazilian Civil Code, the Individual Limited Liability Company or Empresa Individual de Responsabilidade Limitada. These companies have limited liability and a single shareholder. the sole shareholder can hold its entire capital, which must be fully paid up.
Companies deemed small or medium often have different requirements regarding accounting and auditing compared to large enterprises. To qualify as an SME the company must satisfy all the following criteria:
The majority of the financial accounting information on a company registered in Brazil is available publicly. A company must publish its annual financial statements and minutes of the annual general meeting with the official Gazette. Public companies must also publish a copy of the auditors report.