ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Jan 2015
The Government of Brazil liberalized FDI in the healthcare sector.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Official Gazette of Brazil. Diário Oficial da União. Lei 13097 de 19 de Janeiro de 2015. Capítulo VII. Available at: http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?data=20/01/2015&jornal=1&pagina=7&totalArquivos=76
On January 20, 2015, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies enacted Law 13,097 modifying the FDI rules related to investments in the national Healthcare sector. The new legislation allows foreign capital to fully participate in Brazilian companies that have the purpose of establishing, operating or managing general, specialized, or philanthropic hospitals and polyclinics. These investments are allowed be carried out through the holding of a controlling stake, either directly or indirectly in these companies.