November 2011– Chaffetz Lindsey lawyers David Lindsey, James Hosking and Jennifer Gorskie recently attended various conferences and meetings in Brazil.
James Hosking was a participant in a roundtable organized by Latin Lawyer to discuss the state of international arbitration in Brazil in the 15 years since it passed its international arbitration law. The November 28 roundtable featured top Brazilian arbitration lawyers and arbitrators as well as foreign lawyers from firms engaged in arbitrations involving Brazil.
A theme of the discussion was how quickly a sophisticated Brazilian bar has developed. The roundtable was written up in Latin Lawyer and can be read here (subscription required).
On November 29, James was a panelist, and Chaffetz Lindsey a sponsor, at the annual arbitration conference organized by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the Arbitration Center of the American Chamber of Commerce of São Paulo (AMCHAM). The conference was titled “International Business Transactions and Conflict Management: The U.S. and Brazilian Perspectives”. James discussed issues arising from electronic disclosure of documents in arbitrations and provided tips on how to handle review and production of electronically stored information. The conference program is available here.
Chaffetz Lindsey lawyers have been involved in Brazilian arbitration matters for more than 15 years. The firm regularly co-counsels with Brazilian forms in arbitrations and also represents Brazilian clients in U.S. litigations.