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.
Research made by Chambers and Partners ranked Justen, Pereira, Oliveira e Talamini as one of the three Band 1 law firms in South of Brazil in the practice area of Dispute Resolution, which includes both litigation and arbitration. The partners Marçal Justen Filho and Eduardo Talamini were ranked among the best practitioners in that same practice area. Marçal Justen Filho was also named as one of the three leading lawyers in Brazilian Public Law. The English publication is based on market and legal practitioners’ research. Moreover, The Legal 500 guide appointed Marçal Justen Filho as one of the best practitioners in the field of projects and infrastructure and the partner Cesar Pereira as one of the leading lawyers in the field of Public Law.
The 17th edition of the book Commentaries on the Brazilian Bidding and Procurement Law (Comentários à Lei de Licitações e Contratos Administrativos), written by Marçal Justen Filho and published by Revista dos Tribunais/Thomspn Reuteurs, is available in the bookstores. The work includes the novel Law 13.303/2016 (State-Owned Companies Law). In addition to the main statute innovations, the book also contains the most recent case law from Brazilian superior courts and Court of Account. Click here to access the editors’ website.
The book coordinated by Marçal Justen Filho about Law 13.303/2016, expected to arrive in bookstores in October published by Revista dos Tribunais/Thomson Reuters, is already in press. The Law deals with the legal statute of the state-owned companies, entirely public companies and its subsidiaries. The book contains articles by several authors specialized in public law.
Eduardo Talamini will give a lecture on procedural agreements and the public entities in the 1st Congress of Public Administration and Procedure (1º Congresso de Administração Pública e Processo), on October 3rd, at PUC/RS, in Porto Alegre. Click here for further information about the congress.
The Complimentary Activities Center of Brasília’s University Center – UniCEUB has invited Marçal Justen Filho to give a lecture on Public concessions and the perspectives for the future. It will take place in the auditorium of Block C of UniCEUB’s Campus, in Asa Norte, on October 18th, at 7:30 p.m.
On October 21st the Lawyers Institute of São Paulo will promote a seminar on the PLS 559, which will deal with the amendment of Brazilian Bidding and Procurement Law. Cesar Pereira will be one of the speakers on the panel of public procurement comparative law. Click here for further information and registration.
Between October 24th and 27th OAB/PR and ESA will promote the 2nd Congress on the New Civil Procedural Code. Eduardo Talamini is one of the event’s coordinators. The program includes lectures of great practitioners on Brazilian Civil Procedure Law. Click here for further information.
Law 13.303 has established some mechanisms to enlarge the governance within the participation of state-owned companies in private companies that are not part of the Public Administration. In order to exam the legal provisions on the matter, read the article written by Rafael Wallbach Schwind. More...
On August 2016, Cesar Pereira published in the website Direito do Estado a study about the temporary suspension from participation in biddings and prohibition to enter into contracts with the Government and the measure of self-cleaning in the perspective of the State-Owned Companies Law. The study is part of his article that compose the work organized by Marçal Justen Filho about the State-Owned Companies Law (in press). Read the text by accessing the website Direito do Estado.
Cesar Pereira and Luísa Quintão have published in the Peruvian Review Lima Arbitration (Vol. 7) an article regarding the Latin-American perspective on the recognition and execution of foreign arbitral sentences annulled in their original countries. The matter acquires special relevance in Brazil because of the judgement of SEC 5.782 (Challenge of Foreign Award n. 5.782) by the Superior Court of Justice in December of 2015. On 10th of February of 2017, Cesar Pereira will speak about the theme in the Pan-American University of Guadalajara in Mexico (click here). More...
In September 14, Marçal Justen Filho participated in the panel “Sem Boa Infraestrutura, o Brasil não sai da Crise” (Brazil shall not leave the crisis without good infrastructure), organized by the National Forum of the National Institute of High Studies (INAE in Portuguese). The event took place in the auditory of BNDES in Rio de Janeiro. Click here to see how was the event program.