19. December 2017
The Brazilian government has granted Dr. Jan Curschmann the Order of Rio Branco in the class of Commander for his long-standing dedication as a lawyer for Brazil and his service for the last eight years as Brazilian Honorary Consul for Hamburg and the German State of Schleswig-Holstein. The Brazilian Ambassador Mario Vilalva bestowed this great honour at a ceremony on 11 December 2017 in the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin.
Dr. Jan Curschmann is a Partner at Taylor Wessing and leads the Brazil-Group. His practice focuses in particular on advising clients on investment projects in Brazil, rights of distribution and arbitration. From 2000 to 2012 he was the President of the German Brazilian Lawyers Association. Since 2014 he has been President of ELArb European-Latin American Arbitration Association.