The Federal Constitution, in article 37, paragraph 5, provides that the statutory limitations periods for unlawful acts against the Brazilian treasury shall be established by law, except for suits for reimbursement. This caveat admitted the...
A novelty brought in by the New Code of Civil Procedure (NCPC), the chapter regarding partial dissolution of companies presents some controversies that we propose to analyze in this article, as we point out in summarized form below....
Because of its economic and strategic relevance to national security, port activity has always been conducted exclusively by the Federal Government through legal and contractual relations, sometimes marked by conflicts, with concessionaires, permit...
The case law of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) on the issue of the government’s right to withdraw from an eminent domain action during the course of the judicial proceeding has recently changed. The issue is of the utmost importance, since...
International transactions, especially those carried out en masse through electronic commerce, and Brazilians’ interactions with foreigners nowadays occur with a similar level of ease as domestic transactions. As a consequence, controversies...
The 1973 Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure (“1973 CCP”) adopted as a general rule the service of process via mail, according to article 224, as amended by Law No. 8,710/93. This rule resulted from a change made in the previous system for...
In April of this year, Brazil ratified the Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters. This is one of the main multilateral instruments for international legal cooperation and brings in improvements to the speed and...
The Judiciary in Brazil has faced for many years the difficult task of resolving the growing number of lawsuits that are filed in the courts every day. According to the most recent survey by the National Justice Council (CNJ), Brazilian courts...
Just over a year after the entry into force of the new Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure, which sought to align procedural rules with the guidelines of the Federal Constitution and the expectations of society, it is possible to note some advances...

The approval of the new Code of Civil Procedure (CPC), which will take effect in March 2016, brings many challenges to be met by those involved in the process. Marked by an emphasis on rapid solution for disputes, the new legislation includes a...

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