Governments resolving more conflicts in arbitration

Governments and semi-public companies are increasingly choosing to resolve their conflicts in arbitration – an alternative to courts. They accounted for almost 17% of all cases filed in seven of Brazil’s eight main chambers in 2019, the last available data show. Moreover, their participation in arbitration proceedings tripled to 75 between 2018 and 2019, survey Arbitration in Figures and Values, by professor and lawyer Selma Lemes, shows. The last edition of the annual study, a reference for professionals in the field, was concluded at the end of 2020 and includes the activities of the previous year, meaning it does not include the pandemic period.

Source: Valor International