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.
On February 2 to 4, the symposium on Challenges and Prospects of Procedural Law will take place at Lisbon’s Law School. The event will bring together professors and post-graduate law students from the University of Lisbon, University of São Paulo (USP) and Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). Eduardo Talamini will speak about cooperation between parties and judges according to the new Civil Procedure Code, on February, 3 at 3:50pm. Click here for more information.
In December 2014, the Brazilian Federal Senate approved the bill for the new Civil Procedure Code. The final version of the bill is being formally reviewed at the moment. It will then be submitted for presidential sanction. As soon as the final version is presented, a special edition of this Newsletter will be published with essays on the new Code.
Also in the coming weeks, once the new Civil Procedure Code is sanctioned, the Publishing House Revista dos Tribunais – Thomson Reuters will publish Brief Comments on the CPC/15. The book, coordinated by Eduardo Talamini together with Teresa A. Alvim Wambier and Fredie Didier Jr., encompass comments on the code, article by article, prepared by more than 140 scholars from all over Brazil. For more information, visit RT’s website.
A CISG e o Brasil, published by Marcial Pons, is now available online and at bookstores. The book comprises articles from 41 international authors, under the coordination of Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira, Ingeborg Schwenzer and Leandro Tripodi. The work will be officially launched in Basel (Switzerland) during the CISG Basel Conference 2015, on January 29 and 30. Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira will speak about the CISG and public procurement. The book will also be released in Brasília, at the Jornada de Direito Comercial da ENFAM e CJF, on February 26. In Curitiba, the book will be launched on March 4, at the seminar A CISG e o Brasil, organized by CAMFIEP. To learn more about the book, visit Marcial Pons’s website.
On February 2 to 6, the Post-graduation Program and the Department of Economic, Financial and Tax Law from USP Law School will promote a special edition of the post-graduate course on Economic law and Infrastructure. The faculty is comprised by both Brazilian and International scholars. Eduardo Talamini will speak about arbitration and infrastructure on February 6, at 2:00pm. Click here for more information.