Lex Anglo-Brasil is a bilateral, non-profit association for lawyers with an interest in strengthening ties between Brazil and the UK. We launched with the support of the representative bodies of the legal professions in both jurisdictions - Conselho Federal of the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, Law Society and Bar Council of England and Wales. We will continue to work with them in our activities, but remain a wholly independent organisation.
The initiative has brought together a variety of solicitors, barristers and advogados, as well as judges, academics and students of the law. It is formed by the officers and an executive committee, which oversees the sub-committees. There are both topical and regional sub-committees and hoc sub-committees can be formed and led by members for specific projects. We invite the proposal of new committees and events from members and interested parties.
Members are charged a modest subscription fee, which funds events both professional and social as well as furthering the dissemination of information and promotes excellence in the practice of law. Members have access to a network of lawyers acting in cross-border matters, referral of instructions, information and materials that assist in their practice and career development, exclusive access to unique events in matters concerning specific practice areas, CPD points, and an opportunity to attend professional and social events.
We also work together with universities and academic institutions to promote legal education and knowledge and place students and lawyers together with new and established practitioners. Lex has been formed, partly, as a consequence of Memorandum of Understandings between the Federal Counsel of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), the General Council of the Bar and the Law Society of England and Wales.
Lex Anglo-Brasil is created by legal practitioners for the benefit of lawyers, judges, students, academics, policy makers, commerce and individuals.