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Public company vs. Companhia pública [English]

The similar-sounding phrases ‘public company’ and ‘companhia pública’ actually have different meanings.

Public companies are those traded on a stock exchange, while in Brazil companhias públicas are state-owned and not always listed.


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Jurisdiction ≠ Venue!

Jurisdiction: the power of a court to hear and decide a case. Venue: the location where a case should be heard. In a nutshell, jurisdiction is about whether a court has the authority to hear a case an

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