International Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Miami Conference on LATAM International Arbitration

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Secretary General of the ICC’s Court of Arbitration Alex Fessas announces free access to arbitral awards and case documents

The new resources enable free access to main submissions (excluding attachments and internal documents drawn up by the ICC Court and the ICC Secretariat), Terms of Reference, procedural orders, and awards from arbitrations involving Brazilian States and State Entities, administrated by the São Paulo office of the ICC Court Secretariat (SCIAB) under the Brazilian Arbitration Law/Act.

Brazilian law requires publicity of arbitration proceedings involving public entities (Article 2(3) Law 9.307/1996). The publication is limited to two cumulative conditions (i) cases must involve the Brazilian public administration and (ii) cases must be administered by SCIAB since its establishment on 18 October 2017. 

This new initiative seeks to further enhance transparency and improve access to legal information on Brazilian cases worldwide. According to ICC Dispute Resolution Statistics for 2021 and 2022, Brazilian parties were the second largest group of parties in ICC arbitrations registered in 2021 and 2022.