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.
The 1st Congresso Pan-Americano de Arbitragem [Pan-American Arbitration Conference], organized by the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada took place in São Paulo, this October 27 to 29. Marçal Justen Filho was one of the speakers in the panel Arbitration and the Government. For more information, check CCBA’s website.
On November 4, Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira will be one of the speakers at George Washington University about Brazil and the Government Procurement Agreement (WTO/GPA). For more information or registrations, click here. On November 5, the Brazil Infrastructure Institute will co-host the V Brazil Infrastructure Investments Forum. Marçal Justen Filho and Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira are among the speakers. Click here to learn more about the program and how to register.
On November 18, Marçal Justen Filho will be one of the speakers of the panel Public procurement agreements: current issues and perspectives, in the 2nd Fórum Nacional de Direito e Infraestrutura [2nd National Forum of Law and Infrastructure]. The event will be held in Brasilia by the Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Jurídicos da Infraestrutura together with the Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados [Brazilian Bar Association] and Carta Capital. Visit IBEJI’s website for more information about the program agenda.
Law 12,871/2013 established the project Mais Médicos para o Brasil [More doctors for Brazil], aiming to eliminate the shortage of doctors in priority regions for the Sistema Único de Saúde [Unified Health Care System]. Check out the article written by Fernão Justen de Oliveira about the legal mechanism which admits the participation and remuneration of foreign doctors in this Project. The full version of the text was published in the 9th edition of the Revista de Direito Administrativo Contemporâneo – ReDAC [Contemporary Administrative Law Journal]. More...
Earlier this month, after two years of the enforcement of the new Antitrust Law, the Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica – CADE [Administrative Council of Economic Defense] approved Regulation n. 2 and other amendments to its Internal Rules, in order to reinforce its position as an antitrust authority. Check out the review of Doshin Watanabe on the subject, highlighting the main amendments of the rules. More...
On October 17, 2014, Decree 8,327 was published. It enacted the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). The Convention had already been approved by the National Congress in 2012, by means of Decree n. 538/2012 and deposited at the United Nations in March 2013. Now, with the new Decree, doubts about the full enforcement of the CISG in Brazil are gone. One of the main works about the CISG was recently translated into Portuguese under the coordination of Eduardo Grebler, Véra Fradera and Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira and is available for purchase also in e-book format on RT’s website.