Book reviews 20 years of the law of concessions in infrastructure in Brazil
The general law of concession of public services has completed its 20th anniversary. As an essential instrument to deepen the State reform process implemented in the 1990s, this law was the subject of an international seminar at FGV that discussed the challenges and opportunities in its application within infrastructure industries. The papers that came from this major event were compiled into the book titled ‘20 anos de concessões em infraestrutura no Brasil’ [20 years of concessions in infrastructure in Brazil].
Organized by the Director of FGV’s Center for Regulation and Infrastructure Studies (CERI), Joisa Campanher Dutra, and FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio) professor Patrícia Regina Pinheiro Sampaio, the book compiles the contributions of renowned Brazilian and foreign authors on the institute of concession as an instrument of delegation, to private enterprise, of activities traditionally performed by the State.
The papers covered in the book break down the economic and legal issues underlying the concessions and its applications over the last two decades, as a tool for the provision of infrastructure and services, pointing out virtues, vicissitudes, and opportunities to improve the regulatory framework within infrastructure industries. This is a timely reflection released on the verge of the 20th anniversary of the General Law of Concessions and Permissions for Public Services (Law No. 8.987), enacted in 1995.
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