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Corruption and transparency are watchwords at GAR Live São Paulo

Corruption and transparency are watchwords at GAR Live São Paulo

18 March 2016

As mass protests swept Brazil this week over a bribery scandal implicating the government, GAR Live made its fourth visit to the country to address the timely topics of corruption and transparency in international arbitration.

Chairs

Adriana Braghetta

L.O. Baptista, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

Adriana Braghetta co-coordinates the arbitration team of LO Baptista-SVMFA. She has 20 years of experience in judicial disputes and national and international arbitration, acting both as lawyer and arbitrator. Her practice comprises civil, commercial and corporate matters, in a wide range of sectors (for instance, energy, construction, real state, software, franchising, pharmaceutical and banking).

For several years, she has been named as one of Brazil’s leading arbitration lawyers by Who’s Who LegalChambers Global and Latin Lawyer, among others.

Eduardo Damião Gonçalves

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga

Eduardo represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations on issues related to business acquisitions, corporate disputes, infrastructure, and particularly in conflicts arising from construction agreements. His experience as an arbitrator includes disputes administered under various regulations, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

He regularly represents clients in complex litigation in the areas of environmental law, information technology, and infrastructure among others.

Speakers

Dietmar Prager

Debevoise & Plimpton

Luiz Olavo Baptista

Atelier Jurídico

Luiz Aboim

White & Case

Julie Bédard

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Alvaro Galindo

Dechert

Eleonora Coelho

Eleonora Coelho Advogados

Alice Moreira Franco

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide

Carlos Suplicy de Figueiredo Forbes

President, CAM-CCBC and Mundie

Hermes Marcelo Huck

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo

Yasmine Lahlou

Chaffetz Lindsey

Mark A. Luz

Senior Counsel, Trade Law Bureau, Global Affairs Canada

Eugenia Marolla

Public Attorney, State of São Paulo Attorney General’s Office

Marcelo Muriel

Muriel Medici Franco

Cesar Guimarães Pereira

Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini

Klaus Reichert SC

Brick Court Chambers

Heloisa Ribeiro

Region Counsel, GE Energy

Guilherme Sanchez

Associate Litigation Counsel, Google

Howard Zelbo

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Programme

8.30: Registration and networking breakfast sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks  

Eduardo Damião Gonçalves, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga
Adriana Braghetta, L.O. Baptista, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

9.10: Session one: What are the challenges and particularities of arbitrations involving states and state-owned entities?

What additional skills do arbitrations involving states and state-owned entities require? And how, if at all, does the strategy change when the opponent is the government?

Leading Brazilian and international names will attempt to answer these questions, as well as discussing topics such as:

  • The enforcement of arbitral awards
  • Requests to produce documents
  • Payment of costs and alternative fee structures
  • Nomination of arbitrators

Moderator:
Howard Zelbo, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Panel:
Alvaro Galindo, Dechert
Cesar Guimarães Pereira, Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini
Dietmar Prager, Debevoise & Plimpton 
Eleonora Coelho, Eleonora Coelho Advogados

10.40: Coffee break

11.10: Session two: Private vs public disputes

A panel of arbitration-literate corporate counsel and public attorneys, ably steered by our co-chair Eduardo Damião Gonçalves, will provide the view from inside on the question of private versus public disputes.

Moderator:
Eduardo Damião Gonçalves, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga

Panel:
Mark A. Luz, Senior Counsel, Trade Law Bureau, Global Affairs Canada
Eugenia Marolla, Public Attorney, State of São Paulo Attorney General’s Office
Heloisa RibeiroRegion Counsel, GE Energy 
Guilherme Sanchez, Associate Litigation Counsel, Google

12.40: Networking lunch

14.00: Session three: The boom in anti-corruption investigations and the effect on arbitration

The significant increase in anti-corruption legislation and investigations around the world, including Brazil, is taking its toll on the world of arbitration – but how? How should an arbitrator act or react in cases in which there are corruption allegations? Which of the many global laws, many with extra-territorial reach, applies? Our panel will investigate these issues through the lens of leading cases from around the world.

Moderator:
Adriana Braghetta, L.O. Baptista, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

Panel: 
Marcelo Muriel, Muriel Medici Franco
Klaus Reichert SC, Brick Court Chambers 
Luiz Olavo Baptista, Atelier Jurídico
Yasmine Lahlou, Chaffetz Lindsey

15.30: Coffee break

16.00: Session four: So-called guerrilla tactics and their use in international arbitration 

It is not uncommon for one, or both, sides of a case to delay proceedings with a variety of procedural tactics. Often these tactics are entirely above board; the unexpected or irritating doesn’t always mean illegitimate. In a session that will include plenty of input from the audience, our panel of distinguished speakers will debate when the legitimate strays into so called ‘guerrilla’ tactics and what parties, arbitrators, institutions and national courts can do to tackle the effect this behaviour has on arbitrations.

Moderator:
Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Panel:
Luiz Aboim, White & Case
Hermes Marcelo Huck, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo 
Carlos Suplicy de Figueiredo ForbesPresident, CAM-CCBC and Mundie 
Alice Moreira Franco, Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide

17.30: Chairs’ closing remarks

Eduardo Damião Gonçalves, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga
Adriana Braghetta, L.O. Baptista, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel

17.45 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a cocktail reception hosted by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Hotel Unique, Avenida Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, No. 4700 Jardim Paulista São Paulo, 01402-002, Brazil

Registartion is unavailable for this event