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Brazilian democracy and election changes

By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]

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SJ Berwin mediation chief David Shapiro is leaving the firm. The 80-year old partner is to become an independent mediator to avoid conflict issues. Shapiro said: “I will miss them all: lawyers, secretaries, support staff…even management. “All the SJB lawyers, secretaries and support staff should know that I appreciate all they have done for me […]

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