Max-Planck Institute receives CAM-CCBC fellow

Law student Luiz Eduardo Altenburg de Assis travels to Germany in July 2021

By Estela Cangerana

Lawyer Luiz Eduardo Altenburg de Assis was the winner of the fifth research scholarship from CAM-CCBC in partnership with the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL), aimed at doctoral and postdoctoral students in international commercial arbitration. He will spend a month at the institute in Hamburg (Germany), in July 2021, to complement his studies on arbitration in international contracts signed by Brazilian state-owned companies.

“The theme requires a comprehensive understanding of the legal aspects of international arbitration, especially in contracts signed by public administration entities at the transnational level, in the light of comparative law and private international law. Few institutions in the world have a collection as large as Max Planck on related topics”, explains Assis. “I have the expectation that it will be a unique, thought-provoking and challenging experience, which will be marked in my career”, he adds.

Assis holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), a Master’s degree in Administrative Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) and a doctorate in Law from the Federal University of Paraná. He works as a lawyer in the area of infrastructure and public procurement at  Menezes Niebuhr Advogados Associados firm, in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

In addition to being in one of the world’s reference centers of international law, with a faculty of notables, the selected candidate will also have access to high-level networking. “The academic exchange will enable contact with other researchers of excellence in the study of arbitration, especially in the international field, who will be able to contribute from the exchange of experiences and other important inputs, not only to my understanding of the legal aspects that permeate the performance of companies state agencies in international arbitrations, as well as for my academic and professional training ”, believes Assis.

The Max-Planck Institute also has one of the largest libraries specializing in private international law in the world, with a collection of more than 550,000 printed works and 1,600 foreign digital magazines.

In previous years,  CAM-CCBC Research Scholarship Program in partnership with the German institution had already awarded researchers Leandro Tripodi, Giovana Beneti, Gustavo H. Schifler and Thiago Rodovalho. The project is part of CAM-CCBC’s efforts to promote and develop the study of arbitration in Brazil and worldwide, expanding and diversifying opportunities for Brazilian professionals in the best international study centers. It is also a stimulus for the exchange of experiences and knowledge.