Publication Leaders League released this week its Brazilian ranking in antitrust and highly recommended Gico Hadmann & Dutra Advogados and partner Eric Hadmann Jasper. More information here.
Chambers & Partners released this week its Latin America Guide 2018 and highlighted Gico Hadmann & Dutra Advogados in the Corporate/Commercial Center West category. Partners Eric Hadmann Jasper and Ivo Teixeira Gico Jr. have been individually ranked in the category.
Partner Eric Hadmann Jasper has been individually ranked in the Competition/Antitrust category, nationwide, and moved up a category this year.
Students in the 2015-2017 Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) programme finished the in-class part of their current module on Anti-Corruption, Compliance and the Private Sector last week.
Over two weeks at IACA’s Laxenburg campus, the class discussed the challenges of doing business in corrupt environments, the informal economy, effective compliance programmes, corporate social responsibility, internal investigations, and collective action. The schedule included a study visit to the Vienna International Centre for the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).
Partner Luiz Dutra was interviewed about the uncertainties related to the possibility of foreign capital participation in brazilian limited liability companies. Mr. Dutra spoke about the jurisprudence as well as the academic dissent in regards to the matter. He also analyzed the legislative efforts to redress the subject.
The Brazilian Supreme Court quoted partner Ivo Gico’s paper (Princípio da eficiência e o software livre) on case (ADI n. 3.059-RS) that challenged, on constitutional grounds, a State law that forced the State’s public administration to use free and open source software.
More information (in Portuguese) here.
Chambers & Partners released this week its Latin America Guide 2017 and highlighted Gico Hadmann & Dutra Advogados in the Corporate/Commercial Center West category. Partners Eric Hadmann Jasper and Ivo Teixeira Gico Jr. have been individually ranked in the category.
Partner Eric Hadmann Jasper has been individually ranked in the Competition/Antitrust category, nationwide.
Brazilian Federal Public Prosecutors’ Office (Ministério Público Federal) used Ivo Gico’s Law and Economics paper (Metodologia e Epistemologia da Análise Econômica do Direito) on decision regarding SBM Offshore leniency application. SBM Offshore’s leniency application is connected to alleged corruption in Petrobras’ contracts.
Legal 500 released its Brazilian Guide 2016 and highlighted Gico Hadmann & Dutra Advogados in the Antitrust/Competition category.
According to the publication: Brasilia-based Gico, Hadmann & Dutra Advogados acts for companies and individuals in a broad range of antitrust and unfair competition litigation. It is currently representing a company in the healthcare sector in proceedings seeking to annul a fine imposed by CADE. The practice is led by Ivo Teixeira Gico Jr. and Eric Hadmann Jasper, a former deputy head of the antitrust division of the Secretariat of Economic Law.
More information here.
The 4th Federal Court of Brasília issued a third preliminary injunction to prevent the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) from executing the antitrust authority’s decision to fine two hospital from Feira de Santana (Brazil) and now a medical association. Both hospitals and the medical association were represented by Gico, Hadmann & Dutra Advogados.
According to the decision, given “[…] the strong evidence that CADE violated the party rights of defense, I hereby order the suspension of CADE’s decision and the financial credit originated from the administrative proceedings […]”.
The judicial proceedings now wait for CADE’s arguments.
The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), based in Vienna (Austria), and the Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) invited Eric Hadmann Jasper to give a lecture on Whistleblower Policy to IACA´s students from the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies. For more information, please visit: http://www.iaca.int/645-macs-programme-comes-to-brazil.html