FGV Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration celebrates 20th anniversary with new director

While retaining its institutional tradition, the chamber is currently undergoing modernization, in line with FGV’s privacy and personal data protection policy.
Institutional
22 June 2022
FGV Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration celebrates 20th anniversary with new director

In 2022, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since the chamber was founded, several laws and regulations have contributed to the growing use of mediation and arbitration to settle conflicts in Brazil. They include National Justice Council Resolution 125, the Code of Civil Procedure, the Mediation Law and a reformulated Arbitration Law.

The Brazilian legal system recognizes and supports mediation and arbitration to deal with disputes through more appropriate approaches, as well as to prevent and reduce unnecessary lawsuits in the country.

Over the years, the FGV Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration has achieved notable recognition in the public and private sectors, particularly by handling disputes involving the public administration, regulated industries and businesses. The chamber has a permanent body of professionals from various technical areas, as well as professors from the institution’s schools of law, economics and administration.

While retaining its institutional tradition, the chamber is currently undergoing modernization, in line with FGV’s privacy and personal data protection policy and using strict information security protocols. Since 2020, 100% of arbitration proceedings have been processed entirely electronically.

In February 2022, Dr. Juliana Loss was appointed the chamber’s executive director. She is a respected specialist in the field, combining practical experience of some highly relevant cases with a robust academic background in the area. The new executive director has a bold agenda that includes strengthening relationships with clients, developing new partnerships, updating rules and initiating new projects to produce knowledge related to arbitration and mediation.

The mediation and arbitration market is expected to grow considerably in the coming years. Several factors lie behind this, including the Brazilian government’s signing of the Singapore Convention, the publication of empirical research attesting to the benefits of appropriate conflict resolution methods for all involved, companies’ efforts to reduce their judicial contingencies, and institutions’ interest in supporting measures to cut litigation in Brazil.

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