Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution

The current understanding of the Superior Court of Appeals (STJ) regarding the best interpretation of the concept of payment contained in Art. 523 of the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) and regarding the effectiveness of the judicial deposit of the...
The National Congress partially overturned, on March 17, the vetoes of the President of the Republic to Bill No. 4,458/20, which promoted the reform of the Law on Recoveries and Bankruptcies (Law No. 11,101/05 or LRF). From this deliberation, some...
The Third Panel of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) rendered, on February, a relevant decision on the Special Appeal nº 1.861.306/SP regarding the impossibility of extending the disregarding of the corporate entity to a minority partner...
The Arbitration Act was enacted more than two decades ago and had its constitutionality declared incidentally by the Supreme Court (STF) in the context of an appeal arinsing from a proceeding of ratification of a foreign court decision (Case No...
Law No. 11211/20, signed on December 24, introduced various changes in the Bankruptcy and Judicial Reorganization Law (Law No. 11,101/05 or the LRF). Among the main ones are those related to the role of the judicial trustee, whose main functions...
When the new Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) entered into force, one of the provisions that generated great stir in legal scholarship was article 139, IV, which gave the judges the power to “determine all inductive, coercive, mandatory, or...
On August 26, 40 restatements of law were published, after approval at the 1st Working Group of Administrative Law, held by the Center for Judicial Studies (CEJ) of the Federal Judiciary Council (CJF) between August 3 and 7. Among them, three stand...
The most varied and possible crisis scenarios are always cause for concern and planning. Companies focus on numbers, goals, contracts, reputation, inventory, sales, tangible and intangible risks, natural and technological accidents, criminal...
In the midst of the serious coronavirus pandemic that is worsening the reality of the population of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Governor Wilson Witzel issued Decree No. 47,057/20 on May 5 to regulate the charging of a new levy to be borne by...
On May 21, the House of Representatives approved Bill 1,397/20, which contemplates emergency measures to deal with the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, including amendments to the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Law (LRF). The approved...
Bill No. 1,179/20, which adapts private law legal relationships (contractual, corporate, real estate, and agricultural, among others) during the covid-19 crisis, is proceeding for presidential signature. The matter was sent to the Office of the...
The outbreak of the new coronavirus required emergency measures by Federal, States and Cities Governments in Brazil. The measures impose restrictions to a sort of activities that will affect the capacity of the respective providers to collect...
The world has been facing various challenges in the fight against the new coronavirus (the cause of  covid-19), which has resulted in different preventive measures in an attempt to mitigate the proliferation of the virus. One of the main ones...
Recent changes in the Expression of Interest Procedure (PMI) should encourage private agents to cooperate with the Federal Public Administration in modeling partnerships and bidding procedures. The new rules were established by Decree No. 10,104/19...
The principle of legal certainty is one of the underpinnings of the rule of law. It could not be otherwise, as it is because of it that society can trust that the rules of the game will not be changed during the course of its activities and the...