Arbitration News from Brazil

Brazil Judiciary regulates arbitral letters for communications between arbitrators and judicial courts

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The Brazilian Justice Counsel published on September 29, 2021 a decision regulating arbitral letters, which are the instruments foreseen in Brazilian Arbitration Act and...

Brazilian Superior Court Confirms 90-Day Limitation Period to Request Annulment of an Arbitral Award

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On August 9, 2021, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) published an interesting decision on the time limit to request the annulment of...

Brazil Signs the Singapore Convention on Settlements arising from Mediation

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On June 4, 2021, Brazil signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation ("Singapore Convention"), which provides a uniform framework for settlement agreements put in writing...

New Brazilian Bid and Public Contracts Act fosters the use of arbitration

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Brazilian Law 14.133 was published on April 1st, 2021, introducing a new regime for private parties to bid and enter into contracts with Brazilian...

CAM-CCBC Arbitration Center established Emergency Arbitrator and Expedited Procedure

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The Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC), which is the largest Brazilian arbitration institution, has recently enacted two...

São Paulo State Court of Appeals Annulled Award Due to Violation of Arbitrator’s Duty...

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Facts of the Case The São Paulo State Court of Appeals ("the Court") annulled an arbitral award, by request of the claimant in the...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2020-2021 – Brazil

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BRAZIL Joaquim de Paiva Muniz, Frederico Bizarro Weingartner, Luis Henrique Borghi, Bruna Silveira, Katherina Ballestra, Maria Clara Barros Mota. A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation A.1.1    Amendment to...

Brazil: Bankruptcy or judicial reorganization of a party does not suspend arbitration

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On December 24, 2020 Brazilian Bankruptcy Law was amended by Law 14.112, to make the process of bankruptcy and judicial recuperation (Brazilian equivalent to...

COVID-19 pandemic increases force majeure and hardship claims in Brazil

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The COVID-19 pandemic increases claims aiming at avoiding or reviewing contractual obligations based on arguments of force majeure and/or hardship. Giuliana Schunk and Joaquim...

How Brazilian arbitral institutions are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 crisis required the Brazilian people to adapt their routine to contain the spread of the virus. The arbitration institutions could not act...

 Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2018-2019 Edition  

Click here for the chapter on Brazil in the 2018-2019 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Brazil in the 2017-2018 Arbitration Yearbook.