Aline Odje

Aline Odje is our exclusively recommended Business Litigation expert in Benin on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Aline directly using the contact details listed above.

The law firm Aline ODJE has a total of sixteen (16) years of experience in advice, legal assistance, arbitration and mediation. It is headed by Maître Aline ODJE, lawyer at the Benin Bar and arbitrator-mediator at the Centre d’Arbitrage, de Médiation et de Conciliation de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Bénin (CAMEC-CCIB).

The firm is composed of a team of lawyers of different specialties and non-legal experts to respond effectively to the expectations and clients’ needs. It deals with issues relating to investment law, contract law (public or private), environmental law, labour law, public procurement law and public-private partnership. It maintains a close relationship with its clients, who consider it as an experienced partner capable of effectively safeguarding their interests.

What Is Business Litigation?

This type of litigation involves disputes arising out of commercial and business relationships, including an establishment’s claims against another company, governmental entity, or groups of individuals. The issues are usually complex, rendering an attorney’s understanding of the client’s business a predictable indicator of the litigation’s outcome.

Lawsuits are public records, creating potential PR issues for companies. A company’s reputation is its most important asset: lawsuits can damage reputations, and cause financial damage by decreasing sales and increasing expenses. Effectively handling a dispute from its inception is critical to a company’s bottom line.

There are many different types of business litigation and many situations in which this kind of dispute resolution is necessary. Understanding the common types will help protect your organisation from these legal issues.

Business disputes can include, among other things, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, regulatory investigations, trade secret disputes, insurance disputes, post-closing disputes, and partnership disputes.

Ana Tereza Basilio

Ana Tereza Basilio is our exclusively recommended Business Litigation expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ana directly using the contact details listed above.

Bachelor of Laws from the Cândido Mendes University of Rio de Janeiro – UCAM in December 1989 and postgraduate in North American Laws from the University of Wisconsin, she was a partner at the Sergio Bermudes Office from 1990 to 1998, an international partner at the Baker & McKenzie Office, responsible in Brazil for the civil and commercial litigation area, from July 2002 to December 2005, partner of the Andrade e Fichtner firm, in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, from January 2006 to December 2008 and founded the Basilio firm Lawyers in January 2009.

Ana has been a member of the panel of Arbitrators at the Mediation and Arbitration Center of FIRJAN, FENASEG and the Commercial Association of the State of Rio de Janeiro, since 2003; Member of the Permanent Forum on Business Law at the Rio de Janeiro State School of Magistrates – EMERJ, since 2009; Member of the Administrative Law Commission of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute since 2015; Member of the Advisory Board of the Brazilian Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration (FIRJAN / ACRJ / FENASEG) since 2015; Member of the Editorial Board of the CNseg Legal Magazine since 2015; Vice-President of the Telecommunications Law Commission of the Brazilian Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration (FIRJAN / ACRJ / FENASEG) since 2015; Member of the Advisory Board of the Revista Justiça e Cidadania since 2018 and Director-Secretary of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute, elected in April 2018 for the 2018-2019 biennium.

Ana was a judge at the Regional Electoral Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro, from December 2010 to July 2015 and Director of the Rio de Janeiro Electoral Judicial School – EJE-RJ, from March 2011 to December 2013. She was also a teacher of Civil Law of the Post-Graduation Course of the Escola Superior de Advocacia, from 1993 to 2001, member of the Organising Committee of the V Competition for Federal Judge of the Federal Regional Court of the 2nd Region, as indicated by the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association ( 2004/2005), member of the Examining Board of the VI Competition for Federal Judge of the Federal Regional Court of the 2nd Region, as indicated by the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (2005/2006) and invited professor of the Postgraduate Course in Law Electoral and Arbitration Committee of Fundação Getúlio Vargas / RJ, since 2004.

Ana Tereza Basilio was President of the Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration of the Bar Association of Brazil, Section of the State of Rio de Janeiro, from December 2004 to December 2006, President of the Commission of Law Firms of the Order of Lawyers of Brazil, Section of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, from October 2003 to December 2006, Vice-President of the Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro State Section, from October 2003 to December 2006, Titular Counselor of the Bar Association do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro State Section, triennia 2000 to 2003 and 2003 to 2006, Member of the Commission to Combat Piracy and Unfair Competition of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association, from July 2005 to December 2006, Member of the Editorial Board of the Revista de Arbitragem of the Revista de Direito Mercantil e Mercado de Capitales, Member of the Special Committee for Combating the Illegal Market of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association, from 2008 to 2010, Member of the Chamber of International Trade (ICC), based in Paris, at the Arbitration and Conflict Resolution Commission (ADR), President of the IAB Electoral Law Commission, from 2013 to 2016, Director of Mediation and Arbitration of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute, of 2016 to 2018 and Chairman of the Mediation and Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute elected in 2018 for the 2018-2019 biennium. In November 2018, she was elected Vice President of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro State Section, for the 2019-2020 biennium. In 2019 she was appointed Member of the Permanent Forum on Transparency and Administrative Problems of the Rio de Janeiro State School of Magistrates – EMERJ.