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Brazil & USA: Comparing Corporate Regimes - Arbitration in Corporate Matters

Please join CSIL on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:30 - 8:00 PM in JG 104 for the second lecture in a two-part series comparing the corporate regulatory regimes of Brazil and the United States. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets and the Steven Friedman Fund in Business Law.

Arbitration in Corporate Matters

Laws regarding arbitration of corporate disputes have evolved greatly over the past two decades in both the United States and Brazil. The United States has a long history of using arbitration to solve corporate disputes. Since Brazil’s 1996 arbitration law, arbitration has become the most popular option to resolve complex commercial disputes, such as those related to corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.  In 2015, the Brazilian congress amended the Brazilian Arbitration Act, seen by some to ease international arbitration processes taking place in Brazil and increase transparency.  How will new developments in corporate arbitration proceedings impact Brazil and the United States?


Nelson Eizirk

Former Commissioner, The Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM); Founding Partner, Carvalhosa e Eizirik Advogados; Professor of Corporate and Securities Law, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) 

Marcelo S. Barbosa

Chairman of the Advisory Board, Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro; Founding Partner, Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro; Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Direito, Rio

Merritt B. Fox

Michael E. Patterson Professor of Law and the NASDAQ Professor for the Law and Economics of Capital Markets, Columbia Law School (CLS); Co-Director, Center for Law and Economic Studies and Co-Director of the Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets, Columbia Law School (CLS)