NEWS

September 15, 2016

Lex Anglo-Brasil has the the pleasure of cordially inviting you to our drinks, generously sponsored by Matrix Chambers, on Sunday 18 September 2016, from 8.30-10pm at the Quadrant Bar & Lounge of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington DC.

Anyone who would like a respite from the Opening Ceremony, come and join us.  It is an open invitation for anyone is a member or is interest in the Brazil-UK legal market.

September 5, 2016

We are pleased to announce the Annual Gala Dinner for the Opening of the Legal Year shall take place on 3rd October 2016, at the Honourable Society of Middle Temple.

We shall be hosting a black tie 3 course dinner (plus cheese and port) in honour of the visit of the President of the Federal Counsel of the OAB, Dr Claudio Lamachia.  He shall be joined by the leadership of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales, Law Society of England and Wales and Law Society of Scotland.

We invite our members and their guests to join us on this occasion, now running into its fourth consecutive year, for what is expected to be a wonderful night of conversation and entertainment.

Tickets are £125 per person for 3-course dinner and cheese and port.  All drinks are included.  For more information or to purchase a ticket, please email us on events@lexanglobrasil.com.

Dinner shal...

August 24, 2016

O barrister inglês Edward Jenkins QC foi entrevistado pela Propmark sobre sua área de atuação: anti-corrupção e compliance.  Veja a entrevista aqui.

THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES 

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is an arbitral court set up by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), based in Lausanne – Switzerland.  Its aim is to resolve issues directly or indirectly related to sport (cases between clubs, athletes and federations or others related).  The CAS was established in 1984, in response to the need for a forum to solve the world sporting conflicts and due to the benefits related to the creation of a proper court to deal with these specific subjects.  Initially it was subordinate to the IOC, who funded its expenses and appointed its arbitrators.

In 1992, after a decision was referred to the Supreme Court of Switzerland, the CAS was recognised as a true arbitral tribunal.  However, it was recommended that it should have greater in...

Insurance Act 2015 - Principais Alterações

No próximo mês, uma nova Lei de Seguros, denominada “Insurance Act 2015”, entrará em vigor no Reino Unido substituindo a centenária Lei de Seguros Marítimos (“Marine Insurance Act”) de 1906. A maioria dos artigos da nova lei serão aplicados aos contratos de seguro, resseguro e retrocessão celebrados após o dia 12 de agosto de 2016.

O Insurance Act 2015 introduz grandes alterações na legislação de seguros e resseguros na Inglaterra, País de Gales, Escócia e Irlanda do Norte, jurisdições tradicionalmente conhecidas como pró-seguradora. O objetivo da nova lei será o de compensar o desequilíbrio com as normas internacionais, buscando uma harmonização dos remédios jurídicos previstos na legislação do Reino Unido e em outras tantas jurisdições, incluindo a brasileira.

Com apenas algumas semanas até a entrada da nova lei em vigor, ex...

A legislação trabalhista, cuja base é a Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho (CLT), promulgada em 1943, não consegue acompanhar a rapidez com que surgem as inovações tecnológicas.

Vivemos em uma época dominada pela internet e, tanto a Justiça do Trabalho quanto os empregadores, não estão adaptados à esta nova realidade que, em um futuro próximo, gerará enormes passivos trabalhistas.

Contudo, a adoção de medidas simples pode reduzir ou minimizar impactos de questões que passarão a ser rotineiramente discutidas na Justiça do Trabalho nos próximos anos.

Em razão do princípio da primazia da realidade e em conformidade com o disposto no artigo 443 da CLT, no Brasil não há necessidade de um contrato escrito para estabelecer o vínculo empregatício entre as partes. No entanto, para evitar inúmeras discussões desnecessárias, sempre recomendamos que sejam elaborados contratos de trabalh...

Force Majeure Type Clauses

There are a number of contractual provisions, such as force majeure, hardship and price review clauses that are currently being examined by the courts, as corporates attempt to find ways of discharging their obligations from burdensome contracts.  For example, Australia's Fortescue Metals Group is relying on a force majeure clause in arbitration proceedings in London after it suspended all of its long-term shipping contracts as a result of the financial crisis, which it says triggered a sharp fall in Chinese steel production and consequently a collapse in iron ore demand.

The English courts have interpreted both force majeure and hardship clauses as being of the same category of clauses.  They are considered “boiler plate” clauses and have an effect of contracting out of the common law doctrine of frustration.  Although some jurisdictions vary in...

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