DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The Dispute Resolution area is in charge of conducting judicial and administrative proceedings, as well as arbitrations and mediations. In addition, the team also takes action to prevent litigation. The team’s edge lies in its proactive handling of complex lawsuits, interacting directly with the judicial, administrative and arbitration bodies, with experts, technical assistants and their representatives, and participating in the production of evidence. Also relevant is the team’s experience conducting cases in arbitration courts and in administrative and judicial courts, including higher courts. Many of the team’s members are specialists in Procedural Law, have hands-on experience in arbitration chambers and have published legal books and articles. One of the members also helped draft the new Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure.

Among the main activities developed by the area, the following jobs also stand out:

• Acting as amicus curiae on behalf of a representative body of the electricity distribution sector in order to call for interventions before the Supreme Court and the Superior Court of Justice;
• Representation of a global scale manufacturer of computer products in strategic lawsuits involving fines and other penalties imposed by the public authorities regarding administrative supply contracts;
• Representation of a producer of agricultural seeds in lawsuits aimed at credit recovery, including in natura;
• Representation of six Brazilian electricity distributors in a lawsuit against a state enterprise;
• Representation of an infrastructure company in a lawsuit filed by the largest hydroelectric plant in the world involving liability for a contract regarding the supply of equipment and installation of generating units;
• Representation of an electricity distributor in a lawsuit against the regulatory agency, in strategic individual indemnification claims and in a public civil action related to environmental contamination;
• Representation of companies from a variety of fields (pulp, metallurgy etc.) in indemnification claims involving commercial representation contracts and distribution agreements;
• Representation in a corporate dispute for the control of a petrochemical company during its incorporation and consolidation in the Brazilian petrochemical market;
• Representation of the company that won a state-owned electricity distributor’s privatization bid in a misconduct lawsuit that discusses various aspects of the bidding process.
• Defense of the interests of a multinational company in multiple misconduct lawsuits filed by the MPF and MPE against the construction of a private port;
• Representation of a multinational producer of soy products against a cooperative in a writ of execution of rural debts;
• Representation of a company in the automotive sector in an arbitration involving a supply contract; representation of a construction company in an arbitration brought against one of the world’s largest producers of beverages; representation of a real estate developer in an arbitration triggered by real estate developments; representation of a consortium comprising construction and equipment supply companies in an arbitration against one of the largest long steel producers in the world regarding the construction of two hydroelectric plants – all representations before the CCBC;
• Representation of multinational companies in two arbitrations brought before the ICC against suppliers due to the payment of taxes related to the construction of a thermoelectric power plant;
• Representation of a group connected to renewable energy generation in an arbitration before FIESP/CIESP against an input supplier (biomass);
• Assistance with due diligence reports carried out for companies in the context of litigation.
The Dispute Resolution area is in charge of conducting judicial and administrative proceedings, as well as arbitrations and mediations. In addition, the team also takes action to prevent litigation. The team’s edge lies in its proactive handling of complex lawsuits, interacting directly with the judicial, administrative and arbitration bodies, with experts, technical assistants and their representatives, and participating in the production of evidence. Also relevant is the team’s experience conducting cases in arbitration courts and in administrative and judicial courts, including higher courts. Many of the team’s members are specialists in Procedural Law, have hands-on experience in arbitration chambers and have published legal books and articles. One of the members also helped draft the new Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure.