Brazil - Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook: 2010-2011
Joaquim T. de Paiva Muniz is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Rio de Janeiro office and a professor of Business Law and Arbitration, teaching graduate courses at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). Mr. Muniz is Chairman of the Arbitration Commission of the Rio de Janeiro Bar (OAB/RJ) and coordinator of the Arbitration courses of the Rio de Janeiro Bar, including a lato sensu graduate course, Chairman of the Rio de Janeiro section of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Law (IBRADEMP) and author of many articles on international arbitration and Brazilian corporate law, including co-author of Arbitration Law of Brazil: Practice and Procedure (Juris Publishing 2006) and Arbitragem Internacional e Doméstica (Forense 2009).
Katherine Spyro Spyrides is an Associate in the Rio de Janeiro office and her practice areas include dispute resolution (arbitration/litigation) and drafting commercial agreements. Ms. Spyrides is also an assistant professor teaching graduate courses at Cândido Mendes, and is an Assistant Coordinator of the lato sensu graduate course on Arbitration of the Rio de Janeiro Bar.
Maria da Graça Almeida Prado is an Associate in the São Paulo office and her practice includes commercial arbitration and litigation. Ms. Prado is enrolled in Ph.D. studies in arbitration at the University of São Paulo
Originally from Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2010-2011
A. LEGISLATION, TRENDS AND TENDENCIES
Two important developments that occurred in Brazil in 2010 deserve particular attention: (1) the introduction of and discussion on a draft Code of Civil Procedure; and (2) the issuance of an arbitration mechanism for agreements involving the “pre-salt” reserves.