On August 8th and 9th, 2019, the Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA) sponsored the IV International CBMA Arbitration Congress, held at the Museum of Tomorrow, in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Leaders League attended the celebrated event, which brought together great names from the arbitration community of Brazil and the world, such as José Roberto de Castro Neves, partner at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados; Sergio Mannheimer, partner at Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados; Eleonora Coelho, president of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC); Sofia Ribeiro Mendes, partner at DLA Piper Portugal; Mathias Audit, professor at Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I); and Christopher Drahozal, professor at the University of Kansas.
During the panels, they discussed both practical matters, such as the role of the arbitrator, production of evidence, technology and arbitration between Chinese and Brazilian parties, and theoretical issues, including international arbitration and economic sanctions, the judiciary’s vision on arbitration and corporate arbitration.
According to Gustavo Schmidt, president of CBMA: “This year, the approach relates to the dialogue between the various actors of the proceeding, focusing on the challenges to be faced both by arbitrators and by lawyers and clients. Furthermore, the presence of foreign speakers makes it possible to have a comparative analysis of the relations between these agents under a Brazilian and an international perspective.”