Newsletter - Issue 48

White Book on National Defense (Decree 7.438)

rnrnFederal Decree 7.438, of February 11, defines the principles and guidelines for the preparation of the White Book on National Defense. A work group comprised of representatives from several Ministries will collect detailed strategic, budgetary, institutional and material data on the Armed Forces. This aims to allow a follow-up of the defense budget and planning in the medium and long run. The perspective of large scale investments in this sector in Brazil makes this initiative especially relevant.rn

Participation in Infrastructure Report: Brazil

rnrnJusten, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini will participate as a supporting organization in the preparation of the report on Infrastructure in Brazil published by the international specialized review Infrastruture Investor, to be launched in the second semester of 2011. This report will be one of the materials distributed and discussed in the seminar our firm will hold in New York in October 2011.rn

Extraterritorial application of US law in Brazil

rnrnIn the 9th International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, held on February 4 by the International Law Section of the Florida Bar, Mar�al Justen Filho made a presentation about the application of US law in Brazil. The panel focused on the legal and contractual forms of applying American law to Brazilian parties. The opening conference was delivered by Ministro Jo�o Ot�vio de Noronha, of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ). Learn more about the presentation here.rn

The arbitration in the contracts signed with government entities

rnrnArbitration has become a significant mechanism for the resolution of disputes, especially in cases where the government is a party. That`s because it has been increasingly common to insert arbitration clauses in administrative contracts, submitting the resolution of the dispute to an arbitrator appointed by the parties. The perfect understanding of this possibility demand an inquiry into the requirements of the Arbitration Law, as shown in the article written by Juliane Erthal de Carvalho.rn

Access to data of telephone calls by ANATEL and the users�€™ constitutional right of privacy

rnrnIt was recently announced that ANATEL is already adopting measures to initiate the monitoring of phone calls. The Agency will have direct access to the numbers called and from which calls are received, date, time, duration and amount charged for the calls. The implications of such measures with respect to the constitutional right of confidentiality of telephone communication are the subject of a brief examination prepared by Aline L�cia Klein.rn

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