Newsletter - Issue 80

Save the date: Brasile Infrastrutture

The seminar Brasile Infrastrutture will take place in Rome on November 28th, 2013. The event, organized by the Brazilian Embassy in Rome and the Brazil Infrastructure Institute, has as theme the opportunities of investment in the Brazilian transport sector. The program includes lectures by distinguished speakers and networking in meetings of mutual interest. For more information on registration or sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Federal Supreme Court: Federal Court of Audits” competence to declare the unconstitutionality of laws and normative acts

A controversy that had already been surpassed before the promulgation of the 1988 Constitution recently gained new dimensions from single Justice decisions given by the Federal Supreme Court to prevent the application of Rule n. 347. The Rule recognizes the competence of the Federal Court of Audits to declare the unconstitutionality of laws and normative acts. Check Rodrigo Goulart de Freitas Pombo’s comments on the impasse created by the absence of final decision on the matter and the disagreement of the Federal Court of Audits regarding the recent understanding of the Federal Supreme Court.

Follow up: 4th Brazilian Moot Court Petrônio Muniz

Between the 10th and 12nd of October, Positivo University hosted the 4th Brazilian Moot Court Petrônio Muniz. The team of the Federal University of Paraná, coached by the lawyers Eduardo Talamini, Diego Franzoni and Isabella Moreira de Andrade Vosgerau, won an honorable mention, obtained by the student Giovana Treiger Grupenmacher, as well as the award for second best speaker of the competition, obtained by the student Natália Graton.

Follow up: IV Brazil Infrastructure Investments Forum

On October 1st the IV Brazil Infrastructure Investments Forum took place in New York. The event was an initiative from the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce and Brazil Infrastructure Institute. After the opening by the Consul General of Brazil in New York, Ambassador Luiz Felipe de Seixas Corrêa, Minister Aroldo Cedraz, from the Brazilian Federal Court of Audits (TCU) spoke about the “The role of the Brazilian Federal Court of Audits in promoting infrastructure development in Brazil”. In the panel “Infrastructure and economic development”, there were presentations from Renato Proença Lopes, Deputy General Manager of Banco do Brasil, Marçal Justen Filho, partner at Justen, Pereira, Oliveira e Talamini, José Lauro Nogueira Terror, Municipal Secretary of Public Works and Infrastructure from Belo Horizonte, Robert Hans, CEO at IOS Partners, and Bianca Nasser, ‎Investor Relations Manager at Petrobras. The event sold out in advance. Check here the photos of the forum. For more information about Brazil Infrastructure Institute, and how to become a member, visit

Commercial Law and Arbitration

The seminar Current Issues of Business Law and Arbitration will take place on October 18, in Curitiba, Brazil, at the Auditorium of Escola da Magistratura do Paraná – EMAP. This initiative of EMAP and CAM-FIEP aims at encouraging the debate about the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the importance of arbitration in commercial contracts. Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira is the academic director of the seminar, in which Eduardo Talamini will be one of the speakers. Registrations will be accepted at the venue or at The event will be webcasted for the entire country through EMAP’s network.

Release: new books by Marçal Justen Filho and Eduardo Talamini – Curitiba – October 24th

On October 24th, from 7:00pm, Editora RT [publishing house] will promote the release of its new publications. The new editions of the Curso de Direito Administrativo [Administrative Law Handbook], from Marçal Justen Filho, and Curso avançado de processo civil [Advanced Lessons on Civil Procedure Handbook], from Eduardo Talamini are among the releases. The Revista de Direito Administrativo Contemporâneo – ReDAC [Journal of contemporary administrative law], coordinated by Marçal Justen Filho, will be launched at the same event in Curitiba. For more details, click here.

Launch: Revista de Direito Administrativo Contemporâneo – Brasília – October 22nd

On October 22nd, Thompson Reuters – Revista dos Tribunais will promote the cocktail launch of the Revista de Direito Administrativo Contemporâneo – REDAC [Journal of contemporary administrative law], coordinated by Marçal Justen Filho, in Brasília. The event will be held at the Cultural Hall of STJ [Superior Court of Justice], at 6h30pm. Confirm your presence at the publisher`s website. Click here for more information.

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Informativo Eletrônico 157 - Março/2020EFEITOS JURÍDICOS DA CRISE

Os reflexos das patologias decorrentes do COVID-19 e das políticas adotadas para combater a pandemia afetam de modo significativo a atividade administrativa estatal e a iniciativa privada. Isso envolve uma pluralidade de questões no âmbito das contratações administrativas e das relações negociais privadas que já estavam em curso ou que venham a agora a se aperfeiçoar. Interfere também diretamente sobre os procedimentos estatais administrativos e jurisdicionais.
Esta edição do Informativo Eletrônico contém as reflexões produzidas pelos advogados do escritório sobre algumas dessas questões, com a expectativa de contribuir para identificar as soluções mais adequadas a cada caso concreto, com o menor impacto possível aos diversos interesses envolvidos.

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