Book launched by FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School presents Federal Audit Court’s decisions on infrastructure regulation

The book presents a collection of cases related to the different ways in which the Federal Audit Court operates in the regulatory sphere.

A new book written by Bruno Dantas, a professor and Federal Audit Court justice, and Sérgio Guerra, a professor and the dean of Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School, presents a series of judgments by the Federal Audit Court. Topics that affect multiple infrastructure sectors (railroads, airports, highways, ports and energy) were selected, as well as control actions carried out by the court with an impact on market regulation.

The book presents a collection of cases related to the different ways in which the Federal Audit Court operates in the regulatory sphere: analysis of initial concessions (in the cases of the North-South Railroad, Highway BR 364/365, the 5th Airport Concession Round and electricity transmission auctions; analysis of the early renewal of existing concessions (in the case of Carajás Railroad, owned by Vale); operational audits (in the cases of coastal shipping, the public port operating model and the Federal Highway Concession Program); Congressional requests (analysis of authorization to charge for baggage on aircraft); representation against alleged irregularities in the execution of consensual legal instruments (Conduct Adjustment Contract entered into by Telefônica/Vivo); and monitoring of measures adopted to comply with the Ports Decree.

In order to highlight relevant academic issues inherent to each decision and to contextualize the situation for readers, all judgments are accompanied by an introduction written by Graduate Regulatory Law Program students at FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School, at which the authors teach.

The book is an attempt to give regulatory law practitioners and scholars some perspectives that have practical repercussions for those active in the area but tend not to be widely known and understood.

For more information, visit Editora Fórum’s website.

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