About Bruno Meyerhof Salama
Bruno Meyerhof Salama is a Lecturer at UC Berkeley Law School, Legal Studies Program, where he teaches Law and Economics I, Law and Economics II, Monetary Law and Regulation, Law Technology and Entrepreneurship, and Law and Development. He is also a Senior Global Fellow at FGV Law School in São Paulo, where he previously served as a Law Professor, and a founding partner of Salama Silva Filho Advogados. His academic work includes three books in Portuguese and over fifty articles featured in the Journal of Legal Studies, Tulane Law Review, Duke’s Law and Contemporary Problems, Journal of Banking Regulation, University of Toronto Law Journal, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, among others in the United States and in Brazil, as well as policy papers, op-eds, and short papers.
He has practiced law in New York with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and in São Paulo with Pinheiro Neto Advogados and is admitted before the New York State and the Brazilian Bars. He has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University Law School in New York and at Beijing Jiaotong University Law School in China. He has also been a consultant for the World Bank and a member of the National Financial System Appeals Council (Conselho de Recursos do Sistema Financeiro Nacional), which oversees Brazilian financial markets. In 2020, The Global Banking Regulation Review named him one of the “45 under 45” world experts in Banking Law.
Bruno Meyerhof Salama has extensive experience as legal expert in arbitration and litigation, including with cross-examinations, and he sits as a dispute resolution panelist at the Arbitration Chamber of the Brazilian Stock Exchange. His legal opinions on Commercial and Financial Law have been used in several venues including the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States District Court for the District of New York, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, the International Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, the Arbitration Centre of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, the São Paulo Chamber for Mediation and Arbitration, and the Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration in Rio de Janeiro.
His legal opinions have also been used in litigation before the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça), the Appeal Court of the State of São Paulo (Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo), the Federal Court, First Region (Tribunal Regional Federal, Primeira Região), the Federal Court, Third Region (Tribunal Regional Federal, Terceira Região), Civil Courts in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro (Varas Cíveis das Comarcas de São Paulo e do Rio Janeiro), and the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (Conselho Administrativo de Recursos Fiscais), as well as with the Ministry of Economics and the Secretary of Labor in Brazil.
He holds a J.S.D. and an LL.M from UC Berkeley Law School, an M.A. in Economics from the FGV School of Economics at São Paulo, and a LL.B. from the University of São Paulo.
|2019 - Present||Lecturer, UC Berkeley ‐ Law School|
|2017 - 2018||Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley ‐ Law School|
|2007 - 2018||Professor of Law, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil ‐ Law School|
Academic articles (11)
Application of the Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions to State-Owned Banks (World Bank Report) Equitable Growth, Finance & Institutions Insight (2022)
In this paper, we address the application of the FSB’s Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions (‘KAs’) to state-owned banks (‘SOBs’). SOBs typically play an important public policy role, especially, but not only, in ...
Central Bank Digital Currency and the Agenda of Monetary Devolution Forthcoming in Commercial Banking in Transition (Marco Bodellini, Gabriella Gimigliano and Dalvinder Singh, eds.), American Publisher Palgrave Springer, 2022 (2022)
The creation of central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, is typically discussed from the standpoint of tradeoffs, as if the crucial question at hand were only how to improve the efficiency and security of the ...
The Case for Private Administration of Deposit Guarantee Schemes Journal of Banking Regulation (2021)
We make the case that the responsibility for appointing board members in Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGS) for commercial banks should be entrusted to the industry. In doing so, we challenge the position adopted by the ...
Law and Macroeconomics as Mainstream University of Toronto Law Journal (2021)
In spite of its name, economic analysis of law is mostly unconcerned with money and markets.In a recently published book, Law and Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies for Recessions,Yair Listokin challenges this doubtful convention. He advocates ‘expansionary ...
Macroeconomic Analysis of Law versus Law and Macroeconomics Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems (2020)
Efforts to conjoin the disciplines of law and macroeconomics raise two main challenges. The first is choosing the specific macroeconomic framework that is to be employed, since there are conflicting possibilities. This is an exercise ...
Law and Economics in the Civil Law World: The Case of Brazilian Courts Tulane Law Review (2015)
Conventional wisdom holds that economic analysis of law is either embryonic or nonexistent outside of the United States generally and in civil law jurisdictions in particular. Existing explanations for the assumed lack of interest in ...
The Art of Law & Macroeconomics University of Pittsburgh Law Review (2013)
Effective macroeconomic intervention requires not only an understanding of the individuals, but of the structure of their interactions as well. In a constitutional democracy, this structure is largely established by the law. Accordingly, it is ...
Legal Protection of Minority Shareholders of Listed Corporations in Brazil: Brief History, Legal Structure and Empirical Evidence Journal of Civil Law Studies (2011)
This article examines key elements in the history, structure, and application of the legal framework offering protection to minority shareholders in Brazilian listed corporations. Section I examines the history of minority shareholders protection in Brazil. ...
Pharmaceutical Patent Bargains: The Brazilian Experience Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (2010)
In the backdrop of the strict patent regime flatly adopted by the World Trade Organization (WTO) for all countries, a few countries constantly challenge this system through aggressive patent bargains. Within the pharmaceutical sector, noticeably, ...
Towards an Intellectual Property Bargaining Theory: The Post-WTO Era University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law (2010)
This article proposes a positive bargaining theory for intellectual property-based technologies in the post-WTO era. It focuses on negotiations between patent-sensitive industries and developing countries over legal endowments and access conditions in an archetypical patent-sensitive ...
Working papers (2)
Non-academic articles (10)
Brazilian Retail Chain Bankruptcy May Affect Ch. 15 Litigation Law360 (2023)
When foreign companies fail, U.S. courts may also serve as a venue for bringing lawsuits against their shareholders, and sometimes even against their non-U.S. shareholders. This is precisely what may happen with the trio of ...
Why Won’t Petrobras be Able to Renegotiate its Colossal Debt? Law, Money & Finance Harvard Blog (2016)
Petrobras most likely won’t be able renegotiate its massive debt with banks. And much of the problem can be attributed to a fact that tends to go unnoticed: in Brazil there is no bankruptcy regime ...
Douglass North and Brazil’s “Car Wash” Scandal Oxford Business Law Blog (2016)
Douglass North recognised that institutional changes do not necessarily come quickly, may not be successful, and are subject to setbacks of all kinds. But if there is a possible optimistic reading amid the current havoc ...
Líderes improváveis: A batalha dos países em desenvolvimento pelo acesso a medicamentos patenteados (2017)
O livro retoma a experiência brasileira da década de 90, quando o Brasil passou a ser exemplo de negociador agressivo na área de fármacos e na disputa internacional envolvendo a propriedade intelectual de modo geral. ...