CISG – Presidential Decree ends the discussion on the validity of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods in Brazil
On October 17, 2014, Decree 8,327 was published. It enacted the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). The Convention had already been approved by the National Congress in 2012, by means of Decree n. 538/2012 and deposited at the United Nations in March 2013. Now, with the new Decree, doubts about the full enforcement of the CISG in Brazil are gone. One of the main works about the CISG was recently translated into Portuguese under the coordination of Eduardo Grebler, Véra Fradera and Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira and is available for purchase also in e-book format on RT’s website.
CADE – amendments to Internal Rules and Regulation n. 2
Earlier this month, after two years of the enforcement of the new Antitrust Law, the Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica – CADE [Administrative Council of Economic Defense] approved Regulation n. 2 and other amendments to its Internal Rules, in order to reinforce its position as an antitrust authority. Check out the review of Doshin Watanabe on the subject, highlighting the main amendments of the rules.
2nd Fórum Nacional de Direito e Infraestrutura – Brasília – November, 18 and 19
On November 18, Marçal Justen Filho will be one of the speakers of the panel Public procurement agreements: current issues and perspectives, in the 2nd Fórum Nacional de Direito e Infraestrutura [2nd National Forum of Law and Infrastructure]. The event will be held in Brasilia by the Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Jurídicos da Infraestrutura together with the Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados [Brazilian Bar Association] and Carta Capital. Visit IBEJI’s website for more information about the program agenda.
Register now: Public Procurement in DC (Nov 4), Infrastructure and Arbitration in NYC (Nov 5)
On November 4, Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira will be one of the speakers at George Washington University about Brazil and the Government Procurement Agreement (WTO/GPA). For more information or registrations, click here.
On November 5, the Brazil Infrastructure Institute will co-host the V Brazil Infrastructure Investments Forum. Marçal Justen Filho and Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira are among the speakers. Click here to learn more about the program and how to register.
The legal regime of the project Mais Médicos para o Brasil
Law 12,871/2013 established the project Mais Médicos para o Brasil [More doctors for Brazil], aiming to eliminate the shortage of doctors in priority regions for the Sistema Único de Saúde [Unified Health Care System]. Check out the article written by Fernão Justen de Oliveira about the legal mechanism which admits the participation and remuneration of foreign doctors in this Project. The full version of the text was published in the 9th edition of the Revista de Direito Administrativo Contemporâneo – ReDAC [Contemporary Administrative Law Journal].
1st Congresso Pan-Americano de Arbitragem – São Paulo – October, 27 to 29
The 1st Congresso Pan-Americano de Arbitragem [Pan-American Arbitration Conference], organized by the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada took place in São Paulo, this October 27 to 29. Marçal Justen Filho was one of the speakers in the panel Arbitration and the Government. For more information, check CCBA’s website.