ICC Arbitration in the Northeast of Brazil - 1st Northeast ICC Court Conference

03 Dec 2019

Recife Portuguese

This conference is the first of a series of arbitration events the ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Brazil are planning to hold in the Northeast of Brazil. 

Who should attend?

Practicing lawyers, corporate counsels, in-house counsels, magistrates, legal directors, arbitrators and other dispute resolution services practitioners, academics and professionals involved and/or interested in obtaining further knowledge and keep up to date with domestic and international arbitration in Brazil.


Participants registration


Welcoming remarks


Opening speech


Arbitrations conducted in accordance with the ICC Rules: what are the main differentials?

  • The growth of arbitration in Brazil and the world: statistics
  • Differentials in ICC Arbitration
    • Provisions on the Expedited Procedure
    • Experience with Emergency Arbitrator
    • Measures to increase transparency and efficiency
    • Arbitration costs


Coffee break


Comments on case law involving arbitration

  • Disregard of legal personality: Special Appeal nº 1.698.730 SP
  • Group of contracts: Special Appeal nº 1.6339.035 – SP
  • Rotterdam District Court, 19 September 2018, Stichting Petrobras Compensation Foundation v. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. and others
  • Conflict of Competence nº 139.519-RJ (ANP vs. Petrobrás) - Kompetenez-Kompetenz and Arbitrability


Lunch break


Challenges and solutions of arbitrations involving State and State Entities:

  • Growth of arbitration with public administration: statistics
    • Choice of language, seat, applicable law and its implications;
    • Importance of the drafting of the arbitration clause
    • Provision of costs
    • Publicity
    • Regulations on arbitrations regarding federal matters
    • Regulation on arbitrations regarding state matters
    • Experiences and perspectives of the State of Pernambuco with arbitration


Coffee break


Arbitration in the Northeast: recurring disputes

  • Arbitration in the sugar and alcohol industry
  • Arbitration in the tourism industry
  • Arbitration in the technology and innovation industry


Conclusions and closing remarks

Silvia Julio Bueno de Miranda

L.O. Baptista Advogados, Sao Paulo

Paula Butti

Specialized Arbitration Center of the Federal Attorney General at the Attorney General of the Union (AGU), Sao Paulo

Isabel Cantidiano

Cantidiano Advogados; Director of the CBAr - Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, Rio de Janeiro

Leonardo Carneiro da Cunha

Carneiro da Cunha Advogados, Recife

Napoleão Casado Filho

Clasen, Caribé & Casado Filho Sociedade de Advogados, Sao Paulo

Eduardo Coelho

Coelho & Dalle Advogados, Recife

Francisco Paulo De Crescenzo Marino 

Francisco Marino Advogados; Professor of the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

Berardino Di Vecchia Neto

ICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Marques Rosado Toledo Cesar & Carmona Advogados, Sao Paulo

Patrícia de Figueiredo Ferraz Dorlhiac

Counsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Sao Paulo

Lauro Gama

Lauro Gama Advogados Associados, Rio de Janeiro

Eduardo Damião Gonçalves

Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

Renato Grion

Chair of the Commission on Arbitration and Mediation of ICC Brasil; Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Sao Paulo

Isabela Lacreta

Dechert LLP, Paris

Alice Moreira Franco

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo 

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados, Salvador

Ana Serra e Moura 

Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Clavio Valença

Valença Arb., São Paulo

Ernani Varjal Medicis Pinto

Attorney General of the State of Pernambuco, Recife

Debora Visconte

Visconte Advogados; Director of the CBAr - Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem, Sao Paulo

Leonardo Viveiros

Leste Litigation Finance, Rio de Janeiro


Rio Mar Trade Center,

Av. República do Líbano, 250,

Pina, Recife/PE, Brazil

For further information, please contact:

Katherine Lievano

Project Manager

Tel. +507 385 7420


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