9th ICC Brazilian Arbitration Day

19 Mar 2020

Sao Paulo Portuguese and English with simultaneous translation
Early bird until 3 February 2020

The 9th edition of the ICC Brazilian Arbitration Day will cover trends and progress on arbitration & ADR in Brazil, as well as topics on international arbitration worldwide.

This conference will be held in both Portuguese and English with simultaneous translation.

Brazil is currently the most represented nationality among parties in ICC arbitrations from Latin America (35% of all Latin American parties), and it has now reached third place in the overall nationality ranking. 

Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC Court, as well as current Members of the ICC Court and its Secretariat, and international and Brazilian arbitration practitioners will share their knowledge and experiences with the audience.

This conference will be preceded by an ICC Institute Training: Drafting Enforceable Awards on 18 March and an ICC YAF Conference "Challenges in the interaction between state and arbitral jurisdictions" on 17 March.

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 the Americas.


Participants registration


Welcome address


Opening keynote speech

  • Alexis Mourre


Updates in case law involving arbitration: in Brazil and abroad

  • The Hague Court of Appeals: Bariven v. Wells ultimate Service LLC
  • Chevron case: the participation of the ICC Court as amicus curiae
  • Conflicting jurisdictions: the exclusion of the Brazilian State from an arbitration involving Petrobras’ Shareholders STJ: CC 151.130
  • Conflicting jurisdictions: judicial reorganization Courts vs. arbitral tribunal: STJ: CC 155.918 – GO


Q & A Session


Coffee break


Brazil and China: Overcoming cultural differences and increasing investments

  • Overview of investments in Brazil:
    • Chinese perspective
    • Brazilian perspective
  • Cultural differences and their impact in the negotiations
  • Arbitration as an effective means of dispute resolution and the ICC BRI commission


Q & A Session


Lunch break


Tackling complex and delicate scenarios: What would you do?

Specialists in arbitration will “compete” in an interactive panel, proposing solutions for complex scenarios that may arise in domestic or international arbitrations, such as:

  • Documents in the possession of third parties
  • Evidence submitted untimely
  • Critical issues that were not raised by the parties
  • Bankruptcy, judicial reorganization and parallel proceedings
  • Costs, interest and monetary readjustment


Coffee break


How are data protection issues impacting international arbitration?

  • GDPR: current state of affairs?
  • What can we expect from the Brazilian General Data Protection in Brazil?
  • The institutional perspective


Q & A Session


Closing Speech: “The role of institutions in consolidating user´s confidence in arbitration”

  • Juan Fernández-Armesto

Introduced by:

  • Ana Serra e Moura


Closing Remarks



Guilherme Amaral

 Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados, Porto Alegre

André Abbud

Barbosa Müssnich Aragão, Sao Paulo

Chiann Bao

Independent Arbitrator, Hong Kong/London

Ana Carolina Beneti

Beneti Advocacia, Sao Paulo

Carlos Alberto Carmona

Marques Rosado Toledo Cesar & Carmona Advogados, Sao Paulo

Filipa Cansado Carvalho

PLMJ Sociedade de Advogados, Lisbon

Juan Fernández-Armesto

Armesto & Asociados, Madrid

José Ricardo Feris

Squire Patton Boggs, Paris

Alexander Fessas

Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Patrícia Figueiredo Ferraz

Counsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Sao Paulo

Flavia Mange

Mange & Gabbay Sociedade de Advogados, Sao Paulo

Fernanda Meira

Legal Director of CTG Brasil (China Three Georges Corp.), Sao Paulo

Alexis Mourre

President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Alice Moreira Franco

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

José Emilio Nunes Pinto

José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados, Sao Paulo

Sabina Sacco

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva

Eduardo Secchi Munhoz

E. Munhoz Advogados, Sao Paulo

Ana Serra e Moura

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

Thierry Tomasi

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP , Paris


Unique Hotel

Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio

4700 - Jardim Paulista

São Paulo SP, 01402-002


To register for the event, please send us an email.

For more information, you can contact us by phone: 21-973628664

Please check our sponsorship opportunities.

For more information, please contact :

João Novello

Tel.: 21-973628664



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