Arbitration News from Brazil

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...

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...

City of São Paulo enacts a law to foster arbitration and mediation

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On March 19, 2020, the City of São Paulo enacted Law 17.324/2020, to foster out of court resolution of disputes. The purpose is to...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2019-2020 – Brazil

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BRAZIL Joaquim de Paiva Muniz, Luis Henrique Borghi, Bruna Silveira, Katherina Kuramoti Ballesta, Maria Clara Barros Mota, Frederico Bizarro Weingartner. A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1      Legislation The main...

Brazil Enacts Decree Regulating Arbitrations Involving the Federal Union

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On September 20, 2019, Decree 10,025/2019 was enacted, to regulate arbitration with the Federal Union, federal administration entities and concessionaires of federal public services. The...

New Brazilian Law authorizes mediation and arbitration to discuss indemnification due to expropriation

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On August 27, 2019, Law No. 13.86/19 was published, amending Decree-law No. 3.365/41 (the Brazilian statute on expropriation) to authorize the definition of amount...

São Paulo regulates arbitration with state entities

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The State of São Paulo has issued on July 31, 2019 Decree 64,356, which regulates arbitration with such State and the entities it controls. Institutional...

 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.