Newsletter - Issue 51

The Federal Court of Accounts (TCU), the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Rio Olympics

rnrnIn a hearing on April 6, the Plenary of the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU), the federal government audit office, entered a final ruling denying a complaint relating to the Panameric an Games of 2007. The Ruling 849/2011-Plenary is especially relevant due to the guidelines it contains for the supervision of the sports events that will take place in Brazil in the next few years. This decision is consistent with other initiatives by TCU, such as the recent analysis of the 2014 FIFA World Cup situation launched by the Court this month. This is the subject of a brief note by Cesar A. Guimar�es Pereira.rn

Save the date: international seminar in New York on infrastructure investments in Brazil (October, 2011)

The second edition of the international seminar ?Infrastructure Investments in Brazil? will take place in New York on October 20, 2011, at the convention center of the Hudson Hotel. The firm participates in the organization and several panels. Among the confirmed speakers are Justice Jo�o Ot�vio de Noronha, of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ), and partners of several Brazilian and US law firms specialized in the areas of infrastructure and arbitration. Further information, including on the registration procedures, will be shortly announced or may be requested from infrastructure@justen.com.br.

Public hearings on the new regulatory framework for the cargo railway transportation II

rnrnThe main debate relating to the new cargo railway transportation rules deals with the end of exclusive rights to provide the services, granted by the existing concession contracts. These are legal rights expressly provided for in the tender procedures made prior to the concessions. The government proposes to grant authorization for certain categories of users to carry out direct investments in the transportation system. In exchange, they are given a right to a certain amount of cargo transportation services. Such right to transportation is negotiable and may be assigned to third parties. ANTT also intends to take over some private activities currently exploited in an ancillary manner by the concessionaires.rn

Public hearings on the new regulatory framework for the cargo railway transportation I

rnrnThe National Land Transport Agency (ANTT) is currently analyzing the reform of the regulatory framework of the cargo railway transportation services. The Public Hearings no. 115, 116 and 117, all of 2011, are open. They aim to carry out an examination of drafts of an Executive Resolution containing significant changes to the regulation of this sector. On May 10, the open debate of the public hearing took place. Mar�al Justen Filho was one of the registered speakers, and he participated as a representative of the National Association of Railway Transport Companies (ANTF). He pointed out several problems found in the government proposals.rn

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