May/2013 - Issue 75
Marçal Justen Filho’s new book, Comentários ao RDC, is already available in bookstores. The book examines the Differential Procurement Regime introduced by Law 12.462/2011 and regulated by Decree 7.581/2011. Marçal Justen Filho will also lecture a course on the issue, to be held on June 27th in São Paulo, and organized by Editora Dialética. For more information on the book and the event, access Editora Dialética’s website.
Marçal Justen Filho will be one of the speakers in the Brazil Infrastructure Forum, that will take place in Paris on May 28th, under the title Brazil: Infrastructure Opportunities for the Future. The event is hosted by BNP Paribas, and will also feature Mr. Luciano Coutinho, the president of the Brazilian Development Bank [Banco Nacional do Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social – BNDES], , and Mr. Bernardo Figueiredo, president of the Brazilian Planning and Logistics Corporation [Empresa Brasileira de Planejamento e Logística – EPL],. The event’s schedule can be accessed here..
Marçal Justen Filho will also speak in the 11th edition of the Brazilian Forum on Public Contracts and Management, taking place in Brasília and organized by Editora Fórum. His lecture is titled Public Procurement and Administrative Contracts. The event will also featurethe launch of the book International Procurement (Licitações Internacionais), by Rafael Wallbach Schwind, and the 2nd edition of the collection Differential Procurement Regime (RDC – Regime Diferenciado de Contratação), edited by Marçal Justen Filho and Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira.
The Law 12.813, recently enacted and published in the Official Diary of May 16th, has established rules related to the conflict of interests in the exercise of jobs or employments in the Federal Executive Branch. See the main points of the new legislation in the essay written by André Guskow Cardoso. More...
January 23rd, 2013, marked the publication of Decree 7.892, which now regulates the Price Registration System, referred to in article 15 of law 8.666. A study of the changes introduced by the new regulation can be accessed in the article written by Juliane Erthal de Carvalho. More...
Since the constitutional amendment promoted in Brazil during the 1990’s, the creation of competition environments has been seen as the best solution to develop the most closed economic sectors. The stimulus for investments in infrastructure and the sharing of existent essential facilities (natural monopolies) has come up frequently. In contrast, the risk of dominant position and the substitution of public monopolies by private ones, which are equally or even more dangerous, arise. On this topic, see the essay written by Alexandre Wagner Nester. More...
Eduardo Talamini will be one of the speakers at the international colloquium dedicated to res judicata, to be held at the Escola de Direito da Universidade Minho, in Braga, Portugal, on June 24th and 26th. He will deliver a lecture on Res Judicata and the Brazilian Constitution.
::Public hearing on Concessions and PPPs (Public-Private Partnerships) in transportation financing - Senate - Brasilia
On June 10th, the Infrastructure Services Committee of the Senate will begin the second round of public hearings on “Investment and Management: untying the logistic knot of the country”. The event will include the participation of the partner Fernão Justen de Oliveira, who will address the topic of “Concessions and Public-Private Partnerships in transportation financing”. The event will be broadcasted by the TV Senado channel, starting at 06:00 PM.
In May 2013 marked the beginning of the specialization course in Substantive Law and Process, sponsored by the Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina – UNOESC, in Videira. The Mediation and Arbitration module will be ministered by attorney Paulo Osternack Amaral, beginning in June 2013.
On June 13th, Cesar A. Pereira Guimarães will be one of the speakers at the 5th Latin American Conference of Arbitration, which will address the arbitration investments without any bilateral investment treaties (BITs) or the protection of the ICSID system. Check here for the schedule and instructions for registration.
::VII Congress of the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Portuguese Industry - Lisbon
Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira will also participate in in the congress of the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Portuguese Industry, on June 28th. As the President of CAIEP - Board of Mediation and Arbitration of the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná, he will discuss the proposed amendments to the regulation of the Portuguese chamber. See the schedule here.
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