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CIArb's next Branch to be launched in Brazil

23 Sep 2019

CIArb is thrilled to announce that its forty-first branch will be launched in São Paulo, Brazil on 23 October 2019. The launch event will be preceded by a conference and ceremony of granting of the CIArb Brazil Branch Patron Title to Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) taking place on 27 September 2019.

Brazil is one of the most pro-arbitration jurisdictions in the world. International arbitration has made considerable advances in this country in the past few years, the number of cases has increased and Brazilian courts have become consistently supportive of arbitration. These factors make Brazil a natural choice for CIArb to establish its presence in this region to drive its mission of promoting ADR on a global scale.

"Dispute Resolution and Promotion of International Trade" conference and the ceremony of granting of the CIArb Brazil Branch Patron Title to Roberto Azevêdo (Director-General of WTO ) will be held on 27 September 2019 in São Paulo. Conference speakers will include Roberto Azevêdo, Cristina Mastrobuono FCIArb, André Chateaubriand, Antonio Carlos Monteiro da Silva FCIArb with the presence and participation of Joanna Crellin, HMTC & British Consul-General in São Paulo and Cesar Pereira FCIArb, President of CIArb Brazil Branch. The speakers will discuss how alternative dispute resolution methods are essential for the development of international trade.

The Launch of CIArb Brazil Branch will take place on 23 October 2019 in São Paulo. The event, entitled “CIArb and current issues in International Arbitration” will consist of presentations on the following topics:

Ethics in International Arbitration, by Ann Ryan Robertson FCIArb
CIArb Protocols and the Taking of Evidence, by Jeffrey Elkinson C. Arb FCIArb
Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation in Arbitration, by Brandon Malone FCIArb

The lectures will be followed by a discussion including comments from Frederico Singarajah FCIArb, Andrea Galhardo Palma FCIArb, Joaquim Muniz FCIArb and Eugenia Marolla ACIArb. The panel discussion will be moderated by Napoleão Casado Filho FCIArb and Vice-Chair of the CIArb Brazil Branch and hosted by Júlio César Bueno FCIArb.

To find out more about the launch event click here.

Anthony Abrahams, CIArb Director General commented:

"We are excited to extend our global reach and establish our first Branch in South America in Brazil. With a vibrant arbitration community, pro-arbitration legal framework and solid institutional infrastructure Brazil is well-placed to become a leading force for developing international arbitration in this part of the world. CIArb wants to contribute to this process and provide its world-renowned training in ADR to anyone interested in dispute avoidance, management and resolution. We are extremely grateful to Roberto Azevêdo for accepting the invitation to act as a Patron for the Brazil Branch and to all of our distinguished Brazilian members for their continuous support."

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