Partner

Newton Coca Bastos Marzagao

Partner of Demarest’s Civil Litigation and Arbitration areas, Newton Coca Bastos Marzagão is a PhD candidate in Procedural Law by the University of São Paulo (USP) and has a Master’s Degree by the same institution (title obtained in 2013). Alumni of the Cross-Border Dispute Resolution Program – Lex Mundi Institute, California (USA), in 2012, and Bachelor of Laws by Mackenzie Presbyterian University in 2005. He regularly advises clients in the banking, automotive, construction, rubber and pneumatic industry, pharmaceutical branch, the service sector and the food and retail industry, among others. He is the author of the book “The Fine (astreintes) in Specific Protection” (Quartier Latin: 2015). He is also the author of several chapters / articles in books / periodicals, such as “Relevant Aspects of the Bill of Law for the New Brazilian Civil Procedure Code” (International Bar Association: 2011); “The Non-Competition Clause in Judgment – The Importance of the Gradual Valuation of Specific Protection for the Preservation of Customers in Corporate Operations” (in Corporate Process, Quartier Latin: 2012); “Brazilian New Code of Civil Procedure – New Tools Put to Court’s Disposal to Compel Defendants to Comply with Their Obligation to Solve Pecuniary Debts” (Association of Corporate Counsel: 2016); “Provisional Urgent Injunction: practical questions after one year of validity of the new Civil Procedure Code” (in Revista Brasileira da Advocacia, v. 6: 2017); “The non-Restrictiveness of the List of Article 1.015 of the CPC and the Possibility of an Extensive or Analogic Interpretation” (in Reflections on the Civil Procedure Code of 2015, Verbatim: 2018), “Contemporary view of the defense’s guarantee: ​​correction of procedural defects” in Journal of the Courts, v 996: 2018) and “Nullities in the arbitration procedure” (in Legal Counterpoint: divergent positions on major themes of the Law, RT: 2018).

Experience

– Advising a large client of the photovoltaic industry in an arbitration procedure in the amount of approximately R$ 400 million.

– Advising a large client of the pharmaceutical industry in litigation related to the supply of medicine to the State, in the amount of approximately R$ 300 million.

– Advising a large client of the pharmaceutical industry in litigation against the State of São Paulo, in a matter related to clinical researches, in the amount of approximately R$ 280 million.

– Advising the Dutch State in litigation related to the contractor’s failure to comply with the infrastructure work of one of the ports located in the Northeast of Brazil, in the amount of approximately R$ 270 million.

– Advising two foreign banks in the recovery of a credit in the amount of US$ 70 million, in a bankruptcy lawsuit ongoing before the State of Alagoas.

Academic Qualifications

– PhD candidate in Procedural Law by the University of São Paulo (USP)

– Master in Procedural Law by the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2013)

– Alumni of the Cross-Border Dispute Resolution Program, held by the Lex Mundi Institute, California, United States (2012)

– Bachelor of Laws by Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil (2005)

Associations

– Member of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP)

– Member of the Center for Advanced Studies on Procedural (CEAPRO)

– Member of the Committee on Legal Education and Relations with Colleges of the Center for Studies of Law Firms (CESA)

– Member of the São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP)

Languages

Portuguese and English