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October 4, 2012 - Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini

October 4, 2012


October 4, 2012

Overview .

The third edition of the Forum will be held October 4, 2012, at the

Harvard Club, in New York City. The program will feature panel discussions

on the recent developments in Brazilian airports, railways

and ports, as well as in the areas of oil and gas – a permanent source

of interest in Brazil – and civil construction, a basic instrument for

private involvement in infrastructure.

The seminar is organized by the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce,

Inc. (www.brazilcham.com) and Editora Fórum – Fórum Cultural

(www.editoraforum.com.br). The event has the support of Brazilian

and U.S. law firms: Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini – Advogados,

Vinson & Elkins, LLP and Smith International Legal Consultants, P.A.,

and may receive support from many other firms and media partners

between now and the date of the seminar. The panels and discussions

will be conducted in English or Portuguese, with simultaneous

translation.

Following the success of the 2011 edition, the event will end in a

networking luncheon, this time featuring keynote speakers.


Why attend .

With the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games drawing near,

Brazil has spent billions on public works. Infrastructure development

has become a great concern of the Brazilian government, in order to

keep pace with its rapidly expanding economy and growing cities.

Many investors are confident that Brazil´s strengthening internal

capital market, growing consumer class and rapid industrialization

hold the promise of long-term sustained growth.

The focus of the III Brazil Infrastructure Investments Forum is strategic

infrastructure areas already in great expansion.

Airport industry witnessed a major shake-up this year when it offered

private companies concessions to operate three of the major airport

terminals in Brazil. Major expansions are also underway in airports

of the cities that will host the sports events.

Railway and ports are one of the priorities of the federal growth acceleration

program (PAC) in view of the rise in demand of Brazil foreign

trade and internal transportation of goods. Several major projects are

underway to improve the countries surface transportation networks

and waterway systems.

General view from the luncheon terrace

Brazil’s vast deepwater oilfields known as pre-salt promise to take

the country into the ranks of the world´s top oil producers over the

next decade. The gas industry in Brazil has also enormous potential

for development and civil construction is the sector with the greatest

expectation of investment in the next years.


Agenda .

7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 Opening

8:45 - 10:00 First Panel - TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS

Speaker 1 – specialist or representative business person or government official in the area of airports

Speaker 2 – specialist or representative business person or government official in the area of railways

Speaker 3 – specialist or representative business person or government official in the area of ports

Moderator – Marçal Justen Filho (Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini, Advogados)

10:00-11:15 Second Panel - OIL AND GAS

Speaker 1 – specialist or representative business person or government official in the area of oil and gas production, including pre-salt

Speaker 2 – specialist or representative business person or government official in the area of oil and gas distribution

Speaker 3 – specialist or representative business person or government official in the area of dispute resolution concerning oil and gas

Moderator – Alden Atkins (Vinson & Elkins, LLP)

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-13:00 Third Panel - CIVIL CONSTRUCTION

Speaker 1 – Brazilian specialist or representative business person or government official in the area of construction

Speaker 2 – International specialist or representative business person or government official in the area of construction

Speaker 3 – specialist or representative business person or government official in the area of dispute resolution concerning construction contracts

Moderator – Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira (Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini, Advogados)

13:00-13:15 Closing remarks

13:15 Networking luncheon and keynote conferences

Keynote speakers – Two Brazilian higher court Justices to address and debate issues of international arbitration in Brazil

Moderator – Maurício Gomm Santos (Smith International Legal Consultants, PA)


Infrastructure Law of Brazil .

2012-2013 edition

The launch of the 2012-2013 edition of the book “Infrastructure Law of Brazil”,

edited by Marçal Justen Filho and Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira and published by

Editora Fórum, a Brazilian publishing house, will take place during the event. Each

participant will receive a free copy of the book. The launch is a pretext for the attendees

to delve further into many other areas of Brazilian infrastructure, in addition to

the ones covered in the panels.

The book provides the reader with a solid foundation on the Brazilian law in the areas

of energy, oil and gas, telecommunications, transport and logistics, sanitation,

waste management, mining, competition law, corporate tax and environmental law.

Who will attend

The 2011 edition of the Forum brought together an audience comprised of active

business people, government officials, diplomats, legal practitioners and a vast

array of professionals with interest in Brazil. Some representative categories of

attendees are:

1. US or Brazilians investors, consultants and private equity funds interested in

partnerships or opportunities in the infrastructure sector.

2. US law firms operating in Brazil or with clients looking into investments in Brazil.

3. US companies active in the areas of infrastructure covered by the event, as well

as others that may indirectly benefit from spreading their reach to Brazil.

4. US and Brazilian government agencies interested in promoting investment opportunities

between the countries.


Media plan .

Mailing list of several thousands of people, based on advertisement done by the

organizers (Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce and Editora Fórum) and by

all the supporting entities.

Printed material, such as billboards and flyers, posted and distributed in key places

in New York City and in other U.S. and Brazil locations.

Media partnership with the Financial Times, Agência Estado, Latin Finance, Latin

America Monitor, Latin Infrastructure Quarterly and other vehicles, ensuring quality

advertisement in high-level publications.

Ministro Márcio Fortes (Autoridade Pública Olímpica) speaking


Sponsorship opportunities and benefits .

Diamond sponsorship

Gold sponsorship

Silver sponsorship

one position available

three positions available

unlimited positions available

Networking Breakfast

Benefits . Diamond . Gold Silver .

Logo in promotional materials for the event and at the location of the seminar.

Participation of a representative of the sponsor in opening or closing the event, as

well as the opportunity to recommend a suitable individual to take part in each of

the three panels.

Opportunity to recommend a suitable individual to take part in one of the three

panels, depending on which panel is available at the time of conclusion of the

sponsorship agreement

Possible opportunity to recommend a suitable individual to take part in one of

the three panels, depending on availability after all diamond and gold sponsors’s

recommendations are fulfilled

Up to 10 (ten) personal invitations for participation in the seminar free of charge.

Up to 4 (four) personal invitations for participation in the seminar free of charge.

Other promotional opportunities that may be agreed with the organization of the

event (BACC), through Editora Forum.


Sponsorship opportunities and benefits .

Sponsorship of the III Brazil Infrastructure Investments Forum will bring the sponsor’s brand among industry leaders from

the infrastructure sector in Brazil. Being a sponsor of the event may give a company the opportunity to:

• Enhance its business and brand among a distinguished target base

• Network with specialists and authorities from the infrastructure sector in Brazil and in the US

• Impress and influence its existing client base as well as make new connections

• Launch and promote a product or service

• Increase business and brand awareness

• Develop new business

• Network with decision makers from major corporate law firms and other businesses

If you would like to discuss this and the many other opportunities open to you, such as the sponsorship of specific features

of the event (networking breakfast, coffee break or luncheon), please contact the event’s Sponsorship Department

representatives at Editora Fórum (Ludmila Pizarro, phone +55 31 21214903, email ludmila@editoraforum.com.br) or

the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce (Ruthe Phillips, phone +1 212 7514691, email events@brazilcham.com).

The Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce may charge participants a reasonable fee in order to cover part of the costs

of the seminar.


Some history:

the II Brazil Infrastructure Investments Forum, in 2011

This is the second time that the Brazilian American Chamber

of Commerce and Editora Fórum partner to bring to the

U.S. and Brazilian audiences an opportunity for intense discussion

and networking around key infrastructure issues.

Around 200 professionals attended the II Brazil Infrastructure

Investments Forum held October 20, 2011, at the

Hudson Hotel in New York City. The seminar was organized

in association with the Americas Society/Council of the

Americas and was sponsored by Multiterminais (a Brazilian

logistics conglomerate), ABRATEC (an association of

Brazilian companies in the container terminal sector) and

PEI Media (a British publisher responsible for the monthly

publication Infrastructure Investor). The media sponsors

were the Financial Times, and Agência Estado, and the media

partners were Latin America Monitor and Latin Finance.

The event was supported by a vast array of Brazilian and

U.S. organizations: ICDR – International Center for Dispute

Resolution, BACCF – Brazilian American Chamber of

Commerce of Florida, Justen, Pereira Oliveira & Talamini,

Advogados (Brazil), Gávea Investimentos (Brazil), Vinson &

Elkins LLP (U.S.), Smith International Legal Consultants, PA

(U.S.), Motta, Bicalho & Carvalho, Advogados (Brazil) and

Guilherme Gonçalves & Sacha Reck, Advogados (Brazil).

After a brief introduction by the Brazilian-American Chamber

of Commerce Executive Director Roberto Azevedo, Ambassador

Luiz Felipe de Seixas Corrêa (General Consul of

Brazil in New York) formally opened the conference. John

Moncure, Director for Latin America at the Financial Times,

and Conference Moderator, welcomed the first panel of distinguished

speakers to the podium: Minister Márcio Fortes

de Almeida, President of the Olympic Games Public Authority

– APO, and Minister Benjamin Zymler, President of

the Brazilian Federal Court of Audit – TCU, who discussed

the investments and legacy of the 2014 World Cup and the

2016 Olympic Games. Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira, partner

at Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini moderated the Q&A

session.

Minister Zymler gave an important testimonial about the:

“Knowledge of regulations and of the interpretation given by

the controlling government bodies is critical to any investor.

In this scenario, the event proved to be of utmost importance

once it disclosed the understanding of these bodies and

reinforced the idea that one can invest in Brazil with legal

certainty”.

Alécia Paolucci Nogueira Bicalho, partner at Motta, Bicalho

& Carvalho, Advogados, moderated the second panel.

The speaker Marçal Justen Filho, founder and senior partner

at Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini, discussed the

legal framework for investments in the transport sector

in Brazil, with a particular focus on the regulatory role of

the government agencies. As one of the most renowned

Brazilian practitioners in this field, Justen Filho gave the

participants a clear view on some of the peculiarities of the

Brazilian legal system with regard to transport services under

government regulation. Marcos Pinto, partner at Gávea

Investmentos, offered the audience a business perspective,

addressing the economic and financial characteristics of

investments in Brazilian transport and logistics infrastructure.

Paulo Bernardo Silva, Brazil Communications Minister,

addressed the forum attendees via long-distance video,

offering a compelling presentation on the opportunities and

challenges of infrastructure in Brazil.

A final panel on arbitration in regulated sectors in Brazil

took place immediately prior to a networking luncheon. It

was moderated by Luis Martinez, Vice President of the International

Center for Dispute Resolution –ICDR, who also

informed the audience about the relevant role of the ICDR

in the solution of conflicts involving Brazilian parties. The

expert panel of speakers included João Otávio de Noronha,

Justice at the Superior Court of Justice – STJ, the Brazilian

court charged with the recognition of foreign arbitral awards,

Alden L. Atkins, partner at Vinson & Elkins, and Maurício

Gomm Santos, counsel and arbitrator at Smith International

Legal Consultants. The arbitration panel generated

intense debate. The variety of views from the panel and the

audience alike offered the participants a thorough analysis

of the Brazilian approach to arbitration in this sector. All

attendees learned from one of the highest ranking judicial

authorities in Brazil that the country is arbitration-friendly

and its courts are ready to recognize and enforce awards

dealing with infrastructure investments.

Editora Fórum’s CEO, Luís Cláudio Ferreira, commented on

his company’s purpose in working together with the Brazilian

American Chamber of Commerce in the organization

of this event: “Our goal was to promote debate and provide

legal professionals with an overview and intellectual legal

and economic aspects of investments in Brazil, together

with the necessary information about the adequate contract

arrangements in order to provide legal certainty for

these investments. The Brazil Infrastructure Investment

Forum was a success in terms of participation, with a

full house and webcast for a targeted audience of qualified

lawyers, American and foreign investors and potential

partners of the Brazilian Public Government. The next edition,

scheduled for October of 2012, in New York, will keep

its positive impact and is already considered a traditional

event in Forum’s portfolio”.


Gallery of photos of the II Brazil Infrastructure Investment Forum

Ministro Márcio Fortes speaking

Luis Martinez speaking

Marcio Pinto (speaker) and Alécia Bicalho (moderator)

Ministro Benjamin Zymler (Tribunal de Contas da União) speaking

Ministro João Otávio Noronha (Superior Tribunal de Justiça) speaking

Mauricio Gomm Santos speaking


Gallery of photos of the II Brazil Infrastructure Investment Forum

Márcio Fortes, Benjamin Zymler and Seixas Corrêa

Speakers Guilherme Gonçalves and Luis Martinez

Marçal Justen Filho (Justen, Pereira, Oliveira

& Talamini) speaking

Marcos Pinto speaking

Marçal Justen Filho (Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini),

Márcio Fortes (APO) and Roberto Azevedo (BACC)


Gallery of photos of the II Brazil Infrastructure Investment Forum

Alden Atkins speaking

Richard Klien (Multiterminais), Cesar Pereira (Justen), Marçal Justen Filho (Justen), Márcio Fortes (APO),

Benjamin Zymler (TCU), Roberto Azevedo (BACC) and John Moncure (FT).

John Moncure (Financial Times), Roberto Azevedo (Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce)

and Marcio Fortes (Autoridade Pública Olímpica - Brazil)

Paulo Bernardo Silva (Communicatios) speaking. In the panel Alden Atkins,

João Otávio Noronha, Maurício Gomm Santos, Luis Martinez and Guilherme Gonçalves.


Gallery of photos of the II Brazil Infrastructure Investment Forum

MMarcio Fortes (Autoridade Pública Olímpica - Brazil) speaking.

Theodore Helms (Petrobras), Randy Melzi (Americas Society-Council of the Americas), Daniela Azevedo (Day Pitney)

and Monica Vieira (Americas Society-Council of the Americas)

Julio Pinheiro (Tribunal de Contas do Amazonas)

and Luis Claudio Ferreira (Editora Fórum)

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