Webcast: Leadership Summit Brazil

The Fundação Getulio Vargas and CEMS are Webcasting a day-long conservation with top Brazilian business leaders on Thursday, September 29th.

There is also an opportunity for student groups to ask questions via Skype.

Leadership Summit Brazil

http://www.lsbrazil.com/

List of speakers (all times listed are Pacific)

Introduction

Maria Jose Tonelli Vice-dean, Business School of the Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo – EAESP

05.15-05.30

Setting the Scene

Elco Jol Founder and Chairman, Leadership Summit Brazil

05.30-06.30

How can the public sector improve the environment for corporations?

Ilan Goldfajn Chief Economist, Itaú Unibanco

Antonio Carlos Manfredini Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas – EAESP

Fernando Ribeiro Student Moderator, Fundação Getulio Vargas – GV Direito

06.30-06.40

Taxation in Brazil

Marienne Coutinho Partner, KPMG Global Group

06.40-06.55

Brazil’s capital market

Bruno Meyerhof Salama Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas – GV Direito

07.00-08.00

The Future of the Brazilian Financial Sector

Andre Esteves CEO, BTG Pactual

Jose Olympio Pereira President, Credit Suisse Brasil

Alexandre Saigh Partner and Founder, Patria Investimentos

Luiz Sorge Head of Asset Management, BNP Paribas Brasil

Claudia Baumgart Student Moderator, University of St. Gallen

08.00-09.00

Break

09.00-10.00

How does Brazil position itself on the Global Energy Market?

Gustavo Tardin Executive, Petrobras

André Araújo CEO, Shell Brazil

Marcelo Martins CFO, Cosan

Olivier Scialom Student Moderator, London School of Economics and Political Science

10.00-10.20

Keynote address
The Necessity for infrastructure in Brazil

Felipe Jens Investments Director, Odebrecht

10.20-10.30

Small Break

10.30-11.30

What are the opportunities for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital in Brazil?

Bruno Caetano CEO, Sebrae-SP

Ricardo Tortorella Director, Sebrae-SP

Eric Acher CEO, Monashees Capital

Adalberto Brandao COO, FGV Private Equity and Venture Capital Research Center

Lucas Martins Student Moderator, Fundação Getulio Vargas – EAESP

11.30-11.50

Closing keynote address: A vision for the future

Eliana CardosoProfessor, Fundação Getulio Vargas/p>

11.50-12.00

Closing words

Julia Pacheco Associate Dean International Relations Fundação Getulio Vargas -EAESP & LSB Organizing Committee

Brazilian Legal Portal: Memes Jurídico

Memes Jurídico: O Portal do Avogado

http://www.memesjuridico.com.br/jportal/portal.jsf

Memes Juridico is a Brazilian legal portal with links to legislation, case law, including  súmulas,  and legal news arranged by topic. Creating an account allows one to access additional materials, most of which are related to Brazilian bar examination materials.

All Website information is in Portuguese.

Book: French-American Network for the Internationalization of Law

The Januray 28th issue of Recueil Dalloz includes an interview in French with Professor Mireille Delmas-Marty discussing her work with the French-American Network for the Internationalization of Law; there are also Franco-Brazilian and Franco-Chinsese networks. In the interview she mentions a book she edited with Justice Stephen Breyer.

Regards croises sur l’internationalizaation du droit: France-Etat-Unis

Paris : Société de législation comparée, 2009

ISBN: 978-2-908199-79-6
http://www.lgdj.fr/colloques-etudes-rapports/229059/regards-croises-internationalisation-droit-france-etats

 Interview citation:

Le réseau internationalisation du droit: entretien trois questions a Mireille Delmas-Marty.

Recueil Dalloz 2010 #4/7409  page 248.

Article: Public Interest Law in Contemporary Latin America

Article available on SSRN:

Staying Alive: Public Interest Law in Contemporary Latin America

Stephen Melli

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1518002

Abstract:

This paper explores the current state of public interest lawyering in three Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Based on a series of open-ended interviews with lawyers, judges and social movement activists, it compares public interest lawyering in these countries now with how it was practiced when the author interviewed some of the same individuals in the early to mid 1990s. Its analysis is set within the context of important geopolitical and socio-legal phenomena: the current global economic crisis and the judicialization of politics and constitutionalization of rights that has swept across the region over the past two decades. The paper explores how these developments have influenced public interest lawyers, particularly in their interactions with various social movements. It also highlights the opportunities and challenges that these developments pose for public interest lawyers throughout Latin America.

Bibliographies of Legal Literature from Latin America

Over the past few years, The Latin American and Caribbean Journal of Legal Studies has published  annotated bibilographies of legal literature from a number of Latin American countries. Bibliographies exist for Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, and Mexico.   The bibliogaphies are written by prominent jurists and professors from the U.S. and the region.

Latin American and Caribbean Journal of Legal Studies

http://services.bepress.com/lacjls/

Comparative Study of Oil Exploration and Development Regimes

Bain and Company and the Brazilian Law Firm of Tozzini Freire Advogados authored a multi-part comparative study of oil and gas production regimes around the world. The study was produced for Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social) to help Brazil design a scheme to develop its large offshore oil reserves. The study is published exclusively in Portuguese, but the charts and bibliographies will be useful to all. The study constitutes of the following 4 reports.

RELATÓRIO I – REGIMES JURÍDICO-REGULATÓRIOS E CONTRATUAIS DE E&P DE PETRÓLEO

Report 1: Legal and  Regulatory Arrangements and Contracts For Oil Exploration & Production

557 pages

RELATÓRIO II – FUNDOS FINANCEIROS BASEADOS EM RECEITAS DE PETRÓLEO E GÁS

Report 2:Financial Funds Based on Income from Oil and Gas Receipts  (Sovereign wealth funds, etc.)

170 pages

RELATÓRIO III – DESENVOLVIMENTO DA CADEIA PRODUTIVA DE PETRÓLEO E GÁS E INVESTIMENTOS EM E&P

Report 3: Development of the Chain of Production of Investments in Oil and Gas Exploration.

473 pages

ESTUDOS DE ALTERNATIVAS REGULATÓRIAS, INSTITUCIONAIS E FINANCEIRAS PARA A EXPLORAÇÃO EPRODUÇÃO DE PETRÓLEO E GÁS NATURAL E PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO INDUSTRIAL DA CADEIA PRODUTIVA DE PETRÓLEO E GÁS NATURAL NO BRASIL

Studies of Regulatory Institutional and Financial Alternatives for Oil and Gas Exploration and the Development of the Chain of Production for Oil and Natural Gas in Brazil.

238 pages

All four reports are available full-text at:

http://www.tozzinifreire.com.br/portugues/Noticias/arquivos092009.php

http://www.tozzinifreire.com.br/portugues/Noticias/index.php

Hap tip to attorney Luiz Antonio Maia Espínola de Lemos who helped author the reports and posted them on the Tozzini Freire Web site. 

Muito obrigado!

Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law

The Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual) posts free articles on civil and criminal procedure in Brazil. The site also contains  bills introduced in the Brazilian Senate and National Congress. All materials are in Portuguese.

Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law

http://www.direitoprocessual.org.br/site/

Click on “artigos”

Article on Legal Education in Brazil

The latest issue of the Revista Jurídica Universidad de Puerto Rico has an article on reform of the legal education system in Brazil.

Legal Research in Brazil: Traps and Alternatives to Legal Formalism                                                                                               Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto and Paulo Todescan Lessa Mattos                                                                                          Revista Jurídica Universidad de Puerto Rico. Vol.77  No.2 (2008).

“We persistently talk of a crisis inlegal teaching in Brazil and otherLatin Ameican countries in spite of a the recent wave of innovative experiences in many institutions of the region. The diagnosis of this crisis is not new… it is possible to highlight at least two central aspects of the diagnosis: (1) an apparent incompatability between legal practices that are perceived as traditional … and the need for legal actors to be in constant transformation because of internationalization; and(2) the ostensible inefectiveness of the teaching methods employed , which are based exclusively on lectures where professors articulate abstract dogmatic concepts …”

Intellectual Property in Brazil

Denis Borges Barbosa maintains a Web site devoted to intellectual property in Brazil.   The site contains legislation, reports, PowerPoint presentations, digital books, bibliographies, and links.  Most of the material is in Portuguese, but some English content is also available. Mr. Barbosa is an attorney in Rio de Janeiro who also teaches at various Brazilian universities.  His site is a valuable introduction to IP law in Brazil. Obrigado Senhor Borges Barbosa.

Denis Borges Barbosa

http://denisbarbosa.addr.com/

South American Union of Nations

On May 23, 2008, 12 South American countries signed a treaty creating the South American Union of Nations. Although no formal institutions are functioning at this time, the treaty does envision a Secretariat in Quito, Ecuador (article 10)  and a Parliament in Cochabamba, Bolivia (article 17). It will be interesting to see what documents are produced by this new transnational body and how it affects Mercosur and the Andean Community. The nations involved are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uriguay and Venezuela. The South American Union of Nations Constitutive Treaty is available in English, Spanish, Portuguee and Dutch from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Realtions: http://www.mre.gov.br/portugues/imprensa/nota_detalhe3.asp?ID_RELEASE=5466