The design of a new Brazilian Commercial Code and the challenges of an emerging economy.

This key-note event is important to all those businesses active in the Brazilian market and all those looking to enter that market.

The Date and Time: 4th June 2014 from 09:00 to 13:00

Venue: IALS Venue Details: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies  Charles Clore House 17 Russell Square  London  WC1B 5DR


Brazil:      Professor Fabio Ulhoa Coelho; Dr Armando Luiz Rovai; Dr Marcelo Guedes Nunes;  

UK:          Dr Marc Moore;  Jonathan Teasdale.

Organised by: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Convenors: Paulo RosenblattMarcelo Ilarraz and Bruno Caraciolo


There is a worldwide tendency to modernise commercial and corporate legislation, particularly following United States of America and European Union law reforms, and the guidelines of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The draft of a new Commercial Code has been recently proposed to the Brazilian Congress, aiming to increase legal certainty in business relationships, modernise and simplify the accounting system, update the Bankruptcy Act, strengthen self-regulation and improve the business environment in Brazil.

This seminar focuses on three main topics.

  1. The legal certainty in the regulation of commercial relationships in Common Law and in Civil Law systems. 
  2. The importance of trade in a globalised economy. 
  3. The future of Commercial and Corporate Law in the UK and in Brazil. 

The discussions will emphasise the exchange of legal experiences in both countries.


  • Professor Fabio Ulhoa Coelho

Commercial Law Department, Faculty of Law, Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Lawyer, General-Rapporteur of Brazilian Senate the Law Committee responsible for the draft of the new Code;

  • Dr Armando Luiz Rovai

Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, Mackenzie University, São Paulo, President of the Commercial Registry of the State of São Paulo;

  • Dr Marcelo Guedes Nunes

Lawyer, President of the Brazilian Association of Jurimetrics;

  • Dr Marc Moore

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Commercial Law, Faculty of Laws, University College London;

  • Mr Jonathan Teasdale

Former Law Commission lawyer, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.


Paulo RosenblattMarcelo Ilarraz and Bruno Caraciolo

This event is free but those wishing to attend are requested to register in advance by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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