Marçal Justen Filho is the founder and senior partner of Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini. He was admitted to practice (Brazil) in 1978. His expert practice and numerous publications in public law have gained him international recognition as a reference lawyer in Brazil for infrastructure, public procurement and regulation. His many books include Comments on the Public Bidding and Government Contracts Act, Comments on the RDC and Procurement Auction, arguably the most referenced books in this field in Brazil. Counsel, arbitrator and consultant since the 1980’s, providing representation or delivering legal opinions in matters involving government contracts, regulated markets, civil construction, pharmaceuticals, IT, competition law and a wide variety of areas affected by public law. He was Head Professor of the Public Department of Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) for 20 years until 2006. He has given more than five hundred conferences about the Brazilian Public Bids Act (Federal Act 8.666). Holds an LL.M (1984) and a PhD (1985) from PUC/SP and was a visiting researcher at Yale Law School (201/2011) and a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (1999). He is a member of the Red Iberoamericana de Contratación Pública and he is also a member of the Public Contracts in Legal Globalization Network. He coordinates the Revista de Direito Administrativo Contemporâneo – ReDAC (Contemporary Administrative Law Review, RT/Thomson Reuters). He is a citizen of Brazil and Italy. Marçal Justen Filho is based in the Firm’s Brasília office.