Newsletter - Issue 88

Law 12,996: the provision of regular passenger transportation services by means of authorization

Law 12,996 of June 18, 2014 amended Law 10,233 provisions to establish that regular interstate and international passenger transportation shall be granted by means of authorization. Check out the brief notes presented by Aline Lícia Klein on the innovations of the new Law.

he CISG and the Bill for a new Commercial Code in Brazil (PL no. 1572)

Amendment 59 to PL no. 1572, the Bill for a new Commercial Code in Brazil currently under examination at the Brazilian House of Representatives, proposes the adoption by domestic Brazilian law of many provisions substantially identical to the CISG. This role of the CISG to prompt domestic changes is highlighted by Ingeborg Schwenzer in the book Comentários à Convenção das Nações Unidas sobre Contratos de Compra e Venda Internacional de Mercadorias (CISG), whose Brazilian edition features Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira as one of the editors. Check out here a comparative chart prepared by Camila Batista Rodrigues Costa and supervised by Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira and learn the main diferences between the original PL no. 1572, the proposition of changes inspired by the CISG and the language of the Convention itself.

Brazil Infrastructure Institute: Paris seminar rescheduled; NYC confirmed for November 5

The V Brazil Infrastructure Investments Forum is confirmed. The seminar will be once more held in New York, together with the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, and will be sponsored by CAM-CCBC (Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce), of Sao Paulo. A similar event in Paris, originally to be held in September 2014, will be rescheduled for the first semester of 2015, also under a partnership between CAM-CCBC and the Brazil Infrastructure Institute. Further information in further editions of this Newsletter or at the Brazil Infrastructure Institute website.

STF: State liability pursuant to the World Cup Brazil Act

On May 7, 2014, the Brazilian Supreme Court dismissed the direct action of unconstitutionality n. 4,976, filed against provisions of Law 12.663/12, known as the World Cup Brazil Act. One of the provisions challenged deals with the Federal liability for damages caused by third parties to FIFA or its representatives. Check out the comments of Rodrigo de Freitas Goulart Pombo about the ruling.

Does article 109, III, of the Constitution define the competence of the Federal Justice for conflicts involving the CISG?

Considering the enforcement of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of 1980 (CISG) in Brazil, it became necessary to reflect about the aspects relating to its effectiveness. Among these aspects, it is essential to meditate about the competence of the judicial branches in disputes related to transactions governed by the CISG. The CISG is an international convention. Therefore, it is important to assert about the (im)possibility of application of article 109, III, of the Constitution. This subject is discussed in the article written by Daniel Siqueira Borda.

Bureaucratic-Administrative Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude is a German word used to denote the feeling of pleasure caused by the suffering of others. Check out the reflection of Marçal Justen Filho about this concept when applied to State bureaucratic activity and to the consequences for State efficiency in the performance of administrative roles and in the fulfillment of citizens’ interests.

São Paulo
Jardim Botânico