Current Issue: Volume 54, Number 3

Brazil’s New Civil Procedure Code

Brazil’s New Civil Procedure Code

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Brazil’s New Civil Procedure Code (NCPC) was enacted on March 16, 2015, via Act No. 13,105/2015, and entered into effect as of March 2016. The procedural changes promoted by the NCPC open up new perspectives for managing litigations in the Brazilian Judiciary, which faces serious problems regarding the excessive number of ongoing lawsuits – among other shortcomings. The author briefly presents some of the most important changes in the NCPC that can provide better results in resolving disputes.

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Ralls Corp. v. CFIUS: A New Look at Foreign Direct Investments to the US

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The CFIUS process typically occurs privately and opaquely, but Ralls Corporation brought a legal challenge in federal courts resulting from an unfavorable ruling. Though full resolution did not ultimately occur, the first and only CFIUS suit in history opened the door for future litigation and substantially strengthened investors’ rights.

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