CAM-CCBC is building another bridge to strengthen the relationship between Brazilian arbitration and international arbitration. The new initiative is the international internship, dedicated to receiving professionals enrolled in courses abroad. One of the goals of the project is for these attorneys to become familiar with Brazil’s arbitration and to help disseminate best practices abroad.
The first participant in the project is lawyer Ana Karine Martins Pinheiro Froz. Born in São Luís, Maranhão, in September 2018 she went to Paris to attend LL.M. in International Arbitration – Conflict Resolution, at Sciences Po, one of the most traditional French universities. Writer Marcel Proust and even the current president of France, Emmanuel Macron, graduated from such institution.
“Brazil’s size, turnover and economy make the country noted globally as a promising market for arbitration,” says Ana, whose internship program began in July and will last for three months. During this time, she will be devoted to tasks such as following up the work of Case Managers, assisting in routines, conducting research on presidential decisions and standards. The intention is to make a rotation through some of the main areas.
The 27-year-old lawyer got to know CAM-CCBC during the lectures of the Brazilian Arbitration Forum in Paris 2018, organized by the Center in partnership with Sciences Po and held in Paris. She says that she has chosen the entity for the internship because of the “reputation and because it is the most important institution in the country concerning arbitration,” where she would have the opportunity to work with relevant cases.
“Among the points that draw my attention at CAM-CCBC are its regulations, the highly qualified conduction of arbitration proceedings, the expertise of the executive secretariat, also recognized by ISO 9001 and the agility with deadlines” says Ana.
After this first edition of the international internship, CAM-CCBC’s plan is to continue the program annually, always from July to September and with the expansion of the number of participants per edition. Students do not need to be Brazilian to participate.