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.
Since June, the founding partner Marçal Justen Filho is resident and active in Brasília. Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira also moved to São Paulo in June. The office, originally from Curitiba and established in 1986, has venues in Brasília and São Paulo for more than ten years. These changes are part of the project for the expansion of the business and structure in the mentioned cities.
Next August 7, the I Seminar of Administrative Law, organized by Brazil Infrastructure Institute together with Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Aplicado – IDA, will take place in Brasília. The event, which is designed to discuss public procurement and government contracts, will offer a lecture by Marçal Justen Filho about recent and substantial amendments in rules concerning price registration. Christopher Yukins, an expert on international procurement from George Washington University will lecture about WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) in the context of the public procurement reform in Brazil (Bill 559/2013). After, the participants are invited to debates moderated by Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira and Rafael Wallbach Schwind. Registrations are free of charge from IDA’s website.
The III International Arbitration Conference will be held in Peru, Lima, on August 25 and 26, 2014. The event is organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Lima. Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira will speak at the conference. He will participate in the panel called Arbitraje y Contratos Públicos de Construcción. Tensiones y Desafios. For more information about the event and how to register, click here.
Marçal Justen Filho will deliver the closing lecture at the XV Conference of Administrative Law of Paraná, in Curitiba, under the title of The Regulatory Model of the Brazilian State: the question of legal certainty. Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira will participate in the panel about public procurement and government contracts. His lecture will address the enforcement of the CISG (United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods) in government contracts for the international sale of goods. For more information and registrations, click here.
The city of Campos do Jordão will hold the X Brazilian Rounds of Civil Procedure Law, which has stood as the most traditional and prestigious event of civil procedure law in Brazil. The rounds will take place from August 28 to 30. Paulo Osternack Amaral will speak at the panel Tutela de urgência, evidência e estabilização.
Regulation n. 4.348/2014 published in June 12 approves the Independent Railway Operator Regulation - IRO for Transportation of Cargo Services Not Associated with the Railway Infrastructure Operation. It established the role of the Service Operator, which will use the infrastructure maintained by a concessionaire or by the Government. Check out the comments of Mônica Bandeira de Mello Lefèvre about the new regulation. More...
The Federal Senate presented a request for clarification before the Federal Court of Audit inquiring about partionated public expenditure, in case of gradual availability of resources by means of covenants and the division of the object of government contracts. The Federal Court of Audit established its conclusions and provided interpretation for article 23 of Law 8,666. The ruling on the request for clarification is examined by Karlin Olbertz Niebuhr. More...