Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini is a leading Brazilian law firm in the fields of infrastructure, regulated services and public procurement. It provides expert legal services to private enterprises and government entities, with a special focus on government contracts, concessions and administrative and regulatory law.
The firm was created by Marçal Justen Filho in 1986. Today it has twenty lawyers in its three offices in São Paulo, Brasília and Curitiba.
In the past fifteen years, the firm has been involved in many of the most relevant and financially significant government-related contracts and transactions in Brazil, either as counsel to participants or as expert advisor to private parties or to the government.
Arbitration and other ADR methods are one of the firm’s main areas of activities. The firm is active in representing parties in arbitration and some of the partners are frequently appointed as arbitrators in international or domestic arbitrations and belong to the directive or consulting boards of arbitration centers.
The firm is based on a strong academic background – all four senior partners hold PhD degrees in their areas and are respected legal authors, with more than twenty books and numerous articles and essays published in Brazil and abroad – and a commitment to excellence and expertise. An important portion of the firm’s business involves the provision of expert legal opinions by Marçal Justen Filho and Eduardo Talamini, partners of the firm and internationally recognized scholars in their respective areas of public law and civil procedure.
It will take place on August 4, the 2nd Arbitration Debate Series, entitled Arbitration and Corruption. Cesar Pereira will be the chair, Rafael Wallbach Schwind will deliver one of the lectures and Marina Kukiela will lead the discussions. The event will be held at 7:30 PM in the Auditorium II of the FIEP Events Center. Registration is free of charge. For more information about the event and registration click here.
Between the 23rd and 26th of August, the Institute of Administrative Law of Paraná- IPDA promotes its 17th Congress of Administrative Law at the headquarters of OAB/PR, in Curitiba. The event will be held in memory of Prof. Manoel de Oliveira Franco Sobrinho and in honor of Prof. Marçal Justen Filho. On the 23rd, the honoree will deliver a lecture on the (In) Efficiency of Public Administration and the New Civil Procedure Code. On the 25th, Cesar Pereira will join the debate with other guests on the (In) Efficiency of Public Administration in Public Procurements. Check here for the event schedule and registration information.
Law 13.303 of June 30, 2016 contains several rules on the operation of state-owned companies. The relevance of the matter is significant, especially in times of Lava Jato when it becomes even more evident the need for mechanisms to control deviations and to guarantee the efficiency of such entities. Check out the reflection of Marçal Justen Filho on the new law, published in Gazeta do Povo of 07/25/2016.
The Supreme Court ruling on Direct Unconstitutionality Action 1.721-3/DF and 1770-4/DF declared the unconstitutionality of paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 453 of the Labor Code, defining that social security retirement does not extinguish the employment relationship, so that the employee can continue working in the same job. However, there still is uncertainty on the effects on government employees. The ongoing trial of the Extraordinary Appeal 655.283-DF in the Supreme Court, with general repercussion, will decide on the severance pay for resignation after spontaneous retirement; public employee stability, by article 41 of the Constitution; employees reintegration in case of dismissal before the ruling on those direct unconstitutionality actions; the accumulation of proceeds from the general pension and salaries by the public employer; the termination of the employment relationship due to achieving the limit age or the possibility of tenure in public employment. Check out the article written by Fernão Justen de Oliveira on the subject. More...
On November 24, UNCITRAL - United Nations Commission on International Trade Law will hold a seminar in Hanoi, Vietnam, on the harmonization of trade law and its prospects for the Asian countries. Cesar Pereira is one of the foreign speakers invited by UNCITRAL and will lecture on the application of CISG to government purchases. Other foreign speakers will be Ingeborg Schwenzer, Luca Castellani, Lisa Spagnolo, Fan Yang and Gary Bell. Information about the program, including registration, will be available on the UNCITRAL website.