Two new visiting scholars with the PPRG, University of Nottingham (UK)

The successful visiting scholar programme of the Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) at the University of Nottingham (UK) is hosting two new visiting scholars: Cesar Pereira (22 March-15 April 2016) and Rafael Schwind (15 April – 30 May 2016).

Cesar and Rafael are partners at Justen, Pereira Oliveira & Talamini Law firm in Brazil. During their stay at Nottingham they will be carrying out research for the following project: “Self-cleaning and rehabilitation in Brazil: a comparative approach with EU and US law and practice”.

The project aims to examine the self-cleaning procedure in some of the main international legal systems (EU Directives, United States Federal Acquisitions Regulations and the World Bank Guidelines) in order to study their compatibility with existing or prospective Brazilian law. The research aims to propose not only certain criteria or tests to assess such compatibility but also some legislative reforms in Brazil that can be based on the European notion of self-cleaning.