BRATECC | Number 15 - December 2020
Newsletter December 2020
The Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce Welcomes the Newest Members of the Board of Directors.
On December 08, 2020, the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce announced, on the Annual Membership Meeting, the newly elected members of the Board of Directors: Eduardo Waddington, Senior Corporate & Investment Banker at Bradesco, New York; Beatriz Souto, Legal Counsel at BW Offshore; Adria Baker, Associate Vice Provost for Education; Executive Director at Rice University; Roberto Ribeiro, Managing Director at Asterisk Advisors; Amadeu Ribeiro, Partner at Mattos Filho; and John Cypher, Senior Director Americas at Greater Houston Partnership.

We are thrilled to have members with so much experience to collaborate with BRATECC's Board. Please join us in welcoming BRATECC's newest Board Directors, as we look forward to all our projects and initiatives for 2021.
Latest Webinar | Chapter 11 vs Bill 4.458/2020:
Insolvency in the US and Brazil - What's Happening?
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Discussion Panel

Opening Remarks:
Ulisses Sperandio, President of the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce

Pedro Fragoso, Foreign Legal Consultant of Foley & Lardner LLP

John Melko, Partner of Foley & Lardner LLP
Celso Xavier, Partner of Demarest Advogados
Otto Lobo, Partner of Lobo & Martin Advogados | LM
The US has long been a hub for non US companies seeking to reorganize under chapter 11, which offers alternatives not available under the laws of many countries.

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) long ago created a protocol for cooperation between courts of countries where multinational businesses were conducting simultaneous reorganizations. Join us for an insightful discussion hosted by BRATECC and FOLEY & LARDNER LLP to learn about Brazil's new law, adopting the UNCITRAL Protocol.
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Featured Member: ExxonMobil
BRATECC Contributing Member, ExxonMobil, is one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy providers and chemical manufacturers, develops and applies next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world’s growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products.

In addition, the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize our Long-term Director, Carla Lacerda, who has also represented ExxonMobil on our Board since 2015, for her 35 years of service with ExxonMobil and we wish all the best to Carla on her new journey, after retirement. ExxonMobil has announced Juan Lessmann will take the helm of ExxonMobil Brazil.
Monthly News
NASA Administrator Signs Statement of Intent with Brazil on Artemis Cooperation
"NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and the Government of Brazil Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MCTI) Marcos Pontes signed a joint statement of intent during a virtual meeting on Dec. 14, 2020."

Petrobras concludes sale of Liquigás
“After fulfilling all the previous conditions, the operation was concluded with the payment of R$ 4 billion to Petrobras, already with the preliminary adjustments provided for in the contract, being part of this resource resulting from minority and relevant investment of Itaúsa in Copagaz."

d'Amico Società di Navigazione Selects ABS Nautical Systems to Drive Digital Transformation Across Entire Maritime Fleet
"On December 2, 2020; ABS Nautical Systems® (ABS NS) was selected by d'Amico Società di Navigazione to implement NS Enterprise, one of the leading fleet management software systems for digital maritime operations, across its entire fleet of vessels."

Dallas-Fort Worth outranks Silicon Valley in new report of best U.S. tech hubs
“As a tech hub, Dallas-Fort Worth outshines the San Francisco Bay Area this year. DFW ranks second on a list of the best tech towns in the U.S., with both Silicon Valley and San Francisco slipping in the third annual ranking."

Ministério da Saúde destinou mais de R$ 64 bilhões para auxiliar estados e municípios no combate à Covid-19
“O Ministério da Saúde já destinou aos 26 estados e o Distrito Federal R$ 198,1 bilhões. Desse total, R$ 133,9 bilhões foram para serviços de rotina do SUS e os outros R$ 64,2 bilhões para o enfrentamento da Covid-19.”

Aerospace Company to Make 14-Acre Headquarters at Houston Spaceport
"According to Turner, Axiom Space will construct a 14-acre headquarters. The headquarters "will be the world's first free-flying internationally available private space station that will serve as humanity's central hub for research, manufacturing, and commerce," Turner said."

Brasil está desenvolvendo três vacinas contra a Covid-19, diz ministro Marcos Pontes
“O Brasil está na rota de produção de vacinas contra a Covid-19 com três variantes em estágio mais avançado, segundo o ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações (MCTI), Marcos Pontes.

Brazil’s oil exports projected to triple by 2030
"Brazil’s net oil exports are expected to reach 3.4Mb/d (million barrels per day) by 2030, corresponding to 65% of oil output that year, according to the government’s 10-year energy expansion plan (PDE 2030)."

Construção civil terá uma forte retomada em 2021, diz CEO da Caterpillar
“Em um mercado que só no Brasil fatura acima de 15 bilhões de reais, a gigante global Caterpillar Inc. vem conseguindo manter a liderança mesmo diante de inúmeras crises econômicas e da chegada recente de novos competidores."

Brazil oil firm Enauta takes over Atlanta field, Barra Energia exits
“Brazilian oil producer Enauta Participações SA said it has taken full ownership of the offshore Atlanta field as its partner pays to abandon the project with an estimated 1.3 billion barrels of reserves."

ExxonMobil announces new Brazil president on eve of drilling campaign
"US supermajor ExxonMobil has announced a change of leadership at its Brazil operations, as the company prepares to resume exploration drilling at the South American oil and gas powerhouse after nearly a decade."

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