Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, IADC member and ambassador to the ICC Commission on the Belt and Road Initiative and Partner at Souto Correa (Brazil), recently participated in a panel discussion on the arbitration of Sino-Brazilian disputes at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London.
Chinese investment in Brazil reached a seven-year high in 2017 of $24.7 billion. As Chinese investment in and trade with Brazil continues to increase, so does the potential for arbitration disputes. What is the most suitable choice of law, seat, and arbitral institution for such disputes? Where does Brazil fit with the Belt and Road Initiative? What is the role of arbitral institutions based in Europe and Asia? These issues were analyzed by the panel which also included Duncan Speller and Jonathan Lim from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and André Luís Monteiro, Visiting Scholar at Queen Mary University of London and Associate at Andrade & Fichtner Advogados (Brazil).
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