• Data: 16/4
  • Horário: 8h (horário Nova York)
  • Local: NYU School of Law - Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square S



8h am - Registration & Breakfast

9h am - Opening Remarks

  • ​Rafaela Cálcena, President of the Brazilian Legal Society
  • Benedict Kingsbury, NYU Law Vice Dean for Global Programs

PAINEL 1 - Compliance in the Brazilian Infrastructure Sector: The Effects of the Car Wash Operation

9h15 am  - Justice Ellen Gracie Northfleet's Speech​

9h45 am  - Roundtable & Discussion - ​Moderated by Kyle Sheahen

11h am  - Coffee Break

PANEL 2 - Attracting Foreign Investments to Infrastructure Projects in Brazil

11h15 am  - Elena Landau's Speech

11h45 am  - Roundtable & Discussion - ​Moderated by Troy Alexander

12h45 am  - Lunch

PANEL 3 - ​Hot Topics in Arbitration & Infrastructure: Public Entities, Damages, and Class Action Arbitrations

1h30 pm - Carlos Alberto Carmona's Speech​

2h pm  - Roundtable & Discussion - ​Moderated by Arnoldo Wald Filho

3h15 pm - Closing Remarks - ​Justice Ricardo Villas Bôas Cueva


Justice Ellen Gracie Northfleet
Studied Justice Administration at the American University as a fellow of the Fulbright Program. She is a former Federal Attorney and Judge of the Federal Court of Appeals. First woman to serve on the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court from 2000 to 2011, where she was Chief Justice (2006-2008), as well as president of the National Justice Council. Justice Gracie continues to work as an attorney and arbitrator in Brazil.

Ms. Elena Landau
Holds a master's degree in Economics from PUC-RJ, where she was a Professor (1981-2004). She is the coordinator of the Regulation in the Energy Sector program at FGV. Studied Economics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT. She also acted as a director of the National Social and Economic Development Bank – BNDES. She is currently a consultant at a renowned Brazilian law firm.

Professor Carlos Alberto Carmona
Holds a specialization degree from the Facoltà di Giurisprudenza dell Università degli Studi di Napoli and a Doctor's degree from University of São Paulo (USP). Besides teaching at USP, Professor Carmona integrated the committee responsible for drafting the Brazilian Arbitration Act, and has been appointed to act as arbitrator in over 370 cases.

Justice Ricardo Villas Bôas Cueva
Holds an LL.M degree in Tax Law from the Harvard Law School, as well as a Doctor's Degree in Environmental Tax Law from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität. Former National Treasury Attorney and a commissioner of the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense - CADE. He was appointed to the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice in 2011.



Jeffrey Knox
Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Kevin Davis
Beller Family Professor of Business Law, NYU School of Law

Amadeu Ribeiro
Partner, Mattos Filho Advogados

Laura Tessler
Brazilian Federal Prosecutor, Member of the Car Wash Task Force

Kyle Sheahen
Senior Associate, King & Spalding LLP


Marcello Hallake
Partner, Jones Day

Troy Alexander
NYU Professor and Retired Partner, White & Case LLP

Edward Dougherty
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills New York LLP

José Guilherme Reis
Executive Director for Brazil at the Inter-American Development Bank

Fernando Merino
Managing Director, International Regulation & Compliance, Steptoe & Johnson LLP


Professor Franco Ferrari
Director of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law at NYU School of Law

Luke Sobota
Partner, Three Crowns LLP

Celso Xavier
Partner, Demarest Advogados

Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior
Partner, Warde Advogados

Arnoldo Wald Filho
Partner, Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados