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 International Conference CISG and Brazil, organized by CAMFIEP, took place on March 4th, in Curitiba. The book The CISG and Brazil, was launched at the event. It was edited by Marcial Pons, with articles from 41 international authors, coordinated by Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira, Ingeborg Schwenzer and Leandro Tripodi. For more about the book, visit Martial Pons’ website.
On March 27th, Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira will speak at the international seminar UNCITRAL Topics in Brazil, in Vienna. The event is organized by UNCITRAL - United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, CAM-CCBC and Brazil Infrastructure Institute. It will involve the participation of several Brazilian experts and UNCITRAL members. The program covers discussions on arbitration, public-private partnerships, contracts for the international sale of goods (CISG), insolvency and other issues relevant to UNCITRAL. Registration is available until March 25th by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 11th edition of the Administrative Law Handbook [Curso de Direito Administrativo], written by Marçal Justen Filho and published by Thomson Reuters - Revista dos Tribunais, is already available at bookstores. The new edition maintains the commitment to interpret the Administrative Law as a tool to promote human dignity and to accomplish fundamentals rights. It incorporates legislative innovations and the updated jurisprudence. Check out the publishing house website.
The Brazilian Conference on the new Civil Procedure Code will take place in Rio de Janeiro this week. The event is organized by the School of Magistrates of that State. Eduardo Talamini spoke about the Cooperation Duty in the new CPC on the 4th. On the 19th, Talamini will participate in an event held by ESA/OAB-PR, in Londrina, also dedicated to the new CPC.
The new Civil Procedure Code has created the Arbitration Letter, which is intended to enable a cooperative relationship between the judge and the arbitrator. The subject is analyzed by lawyer Paulo Osternack Amaral. More...
The new Civil Procedure Code brings important changes on counterclaim. Check out the article written by Felipe Scripes Wladeck on the subject. More...
While deciding a matter of general repercussion, represented by a superior court appeal against a ruling of the Labour Superior Court that concluded that there was no need for a contest by SEST, the Supreme Court has set relevant understandings concerning the legal nature of the entities of the so-called S system (Autonomous Social Service). The main implications of this ruling are examined by André Guskow Cardoso. More...