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Dispute Resolution in Brazil

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In Brazil, disputes may be resolved through alternative dispute resolution alternative methods or traditional litigation. In our firm, we start with an amicable effort to bring a dispute to an end. Depending on our client's strategy and goals, we may increase the temperature and move forward with more aggressive approaches if no settlement is achieved.

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Dispute Resolution Methods

The main dispute resolution methods in Brazil are mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Additionally, a simple attempt to communicate towards a peaceful solution by a third party may work as well. Each of these methods has its advantages and disadvantages:

Communication through a third party

That's what we usually first do on behalf of our clients. A third party may bring a different perspective and enable an amicable solution to be reached before the relationship between the parties deteriorates to a point of no return.

Mediation

Non-binding and parties do not always agree with the mediator to be chosen. While low-profile mediators are affordable, more trusted and recognized mediators may be expensive.

Arbitration

Arbitration is almost always triggered by the existence of arbitration clauses in contracts between parties. Arbitration procedures in Brazil are binding and may be expensive depending on the arbitrators chosen. Most parties doing business in Brazil will pick one of the many commercial chambers based in Sao Paulo as their choice of arbitrator.

Litigation

Litigation in Brazil is usually the last resource for companies abroad. While litigation in the US may sometimes be completely resolved in under a year, litigation in Brazil may take many years.

Anyhow, depending on our client's strategy in Brazil, litigation may be required. Suing rogue Brazilian companies may be helpful to avoid been taken advantage of and it also sends an important message to other market players.

We Can Help You Get Your Dispute in Brazil Resolved

We get it. You want to have your business in Brazil running smoothly, without disputes, and at the lower cost possible. Schedule a consultation now so we can discuss your needs and how we can avoid long and costly litigation.

Contact Us Now
info@oliveiralawyers.com
+55-11-4349-1915 Brazil
+1-212-300-7174 USA
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