Arbitration News from Brazil

City of São Paulo regulates Dispute Board in administrative agreements

The city of São Paulo enacted on February 23, 2018 Law 16.873, which regulates the use of dispute boards in its contracts, to foster...

State of Rio de Janeiro regulates arbitrations with state entities

The State of Rio de Janeiro has issued Decree no.. 46,245/2018, regulating arbitrations involving state entities, especially for concession and construction agreements. For other...

Brazilian Court of Appeals confirms the validity of arbitration in international sales representation agreement

On June 21, 2017, the Court of Appeals of São Paulo confirmed the validity of an arbitration clause set forth in an international sales...

New Arbitration Clauses of Brazilian Oil and Gas Agreements Made Public

The Brazilian Oil and Gas Agency ("ANP") has recently published the draft agreements for exploration and production of oil and gas in Brazil, which...

Brazil: Law published today allows arbitration for extension of contracts and new bids on...

Law 13.448 was published today in Brazil, to regulate the possibility of extending or submitting to new bid certain current concessions of railways, highways...

Brazilian Labor Reform authorizes arbitration

On April 26 the Brazilian House of Representatives has approved a reform of the Brazilian Labor Code (“Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho”), aiming at...

Brazilian Superior Court denies Recognition of Award Due to Conflict Relating to Arbitrator’s Law...

On April 19, the special chamber of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice denied recognition of an arbitral award issued in the United States...

Brazilian Superior Court Suspends Lawsuit Pending Arbitration

Last February 9, the Second Section of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ), the highest court for non-constitutional matters, has suspended an execution...

Brazilian Senate Approves Bill of New Public Bids Law, Authorizing Arbitration for Public Contracts

On December 23, 2016 the Brazilian Senate approved a bill for a new law to regulate public bidding procedure (the "Bill"). In Brazil contracts...

New rule on the Brazilian privatization program provides for arbitration

Today the Brazilian Federal Government issued the Provisional Measure 752/2016, with new rules for extending the term of some concessions of railways, highways and...

 Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 10th Anniversary Edition 2016-2017 

Click here for the chapter on Brazil in the 2016-2017 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Brazil in the 2015-2016 Arbitration Yearbook.