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The Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (“CAM-CCBC”), which is the largest Brazilian arbitration institution, revised its arbitration rules for the first time in the last ten years. The new rules entered into force on November 1, 2022 (“2022 Rules”). Below is a summary of the key changes in relation to the previous rules (“2012 Rules”). Possibility of using UNCITRAL Rules – Article 1.2 of the 2022 Rules The CAM-CCBC…

We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This 15th edition looks at key developments in arbitration from the last year in 46 jurisdictions, including: New arbitral rules from major institutions such as including ACICA, AFSA, AIAC, ICSID, JAMS, JCAA, SWISS, and UNCITRAL.The increasing use of artificial intelligence and technology in arbitration, such as electronic filing and case management platforms, as well as virtual/hybrid…

On March 07, the Brazilian Federal Attorneys’ Office (“AGU”) established in its Ruling 42 (Portaria Normativa 42), the following criteria for appointment of arbitrators by the Federal Union[1] in arbitrations in which it is a party, including: full legal capacity under Brazilian Law;knowledge compatible with the nature of both the contract and the conflict;absence of any relationship with the parties or the case which would render a judge prevented from judging the case (impedimento and…

A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation International arbitration in Venezuela continues to be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Law, published in the Official Gazette of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela No. 36.430 on April 7, 1998, to which no legislative amendment has been made since. However, a new dispute board was created in 2019. This contemplates other projects of any nature contrary to prior Dispute Boards that are based on preventing engineering and construction conflicts.…