The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: No (Brazil is not part of the official Model Law countries because it did not officially adopt the Model Law. Nonetheless, the Model Law had significant influence on the Brazilian Arbitration Act.)

  • Legal Provisions: Law 9.307 of 1996 (Brazilian Arbitration Act), as amended.

Arbitral Institutions

  • Corporate Chamber of Commerce in Brazil (CAMARB)

  • Brazilian Centre of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA)

  • Centre of Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil - Canada Chamber of Commerce

  • The Sao Paulo Chamber for Mediation and Arbitration (FIESP/CIESP)

  • FGV Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration

  • The Arbitration and Mediation Center of the American Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo (AMCHAM)

  • Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration, Curitiba (ARBITAC)

  • Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Brazil

  • Market Arbitration Chamber - Center instituted by the São Paulo Stock Exchange BOVESPA/BMF (Câmara de Arbitragem do Mercado (CAM)

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 7 June 2002); reservations: none.

  • ICSID Convention: No.

  • Energy Charter Treaty: No.


Last updated February 2019