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Brazilian legal system: civil law sprinkled with common law elements
TozziniFreire Advogados
  • Litigation
  • Brazil
  • 17 July 2018

Even though Brazil is a civil law country, the New Civil Procedure Code of 2015 has brought elements of common law jurisdictions to the Brazilian courts. Certain precedents rendered by the Supreme Court and the Superior Court of Justice – the country's highest courts for constitutional and federal law issues, respectively – are now binding on the lower courts.

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