Arbitration News from Brazil

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

03Last 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...

Brazil: Arbitration and the Olympic Games – Pro Bono Advocacy Before the Court of...

In the world of sport, conflicts are resolved before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), seated in Lausanne, Switzerland. The CAS was created...

Brazil: Code of Civil Procedure transplants arbitration tools to litigation

Interview with Ronaldo Cramer, vice-president of the Rio de Janeiro branch of the Brazilian Bar Association, offered to Rodrigo Moreira and Lucas Mendes, members of...

Brazil: Validity of an arbitration clause providing for “mediation or arbitration”

On 16 December 2015, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice rendered a decision, published on 22 February 2016, which put an end to a...

Brazil: The binding effect of the arbitration clause in groups of companies and the...

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to consolidate the issues raised in debates on the binding effect of the arbitration clause to non-signatory...

The New Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure Entered into Force with Provisions Supporting Arbitration

On 18 March 2016, the new Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure entered into force. The main goal of the new code is to reduce...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Brazil in the Arbitration Yearbook.