In a time when the territorial boundaries wane and cultural horizons widen, notably by the notorious “horizontal interferences” between the Roman-canonical, the Common Law and Latin American traditions, the intertwining of scholars in a Journal capable of capturing, fomenting and disseminating them is essential – a Journal whose specific agenda is the Comparative Procedural Law.

The Revista de Processo Comparado is born for this purpose. It aims to promote dialogue between expert proceduralists from different traditions concerned with the direction of Procedural Law. The presence of the Brazilian doctrine on the international scene and the strengthening of ties with professores from other traditions facilitates dialogue and creates the need for the dissemination of their ideas to allow appropriate legislative reforms to achieve effective protection of new rights.

The Journal’s concerns are not only strict juridical comparison (the comparison between different institutions and systems – micro comparison and macro comparison) in its two basic directions (vertical comparison – historical – and horizontal comparison – between existing rights), but also the preparatory steps necessary for comparison: that is, the exposure of existing foreign solutions in other legal systems for certain problems. In addition, the Journal also aims to foster the study of international and transnational civil procedure, incorporating what the doctrine has been calling a global method (global approach) in the study of procedural law.

Therefore, the Journal will feature seven sections: i) Comparative Civil Procedure; ii) Comparative Process, History and Culture, iii) Comparative Constitutional Procedure and Conventionality Control; iv) International and Transnational Civil Procedure; v) Reform Perspectives; vi) Book Reviews; and vii) News.

From these contents, the Journal will feature two annual volumes in print and digital forms, which will facilitate the circulation of essays and reports. In addition to its Director and two secretaries, the Journal has an editorial committee with professores from different countries, which is aimed at ensuring the ongoing dialogue with the various traditions.

We commit our sincere thanks to Publisher Thomson Reuters for the reception of this project, hoping that the Journal constitutes an important channel for dialogue between different legal cultures, always aiming to improve Procedural Law as a tool for the protection of rights and the promotion of Law’s Empire.

Luiz Guilherme Marinoni



Editor-in-Chief: Luiz Guilherme Marinoni

Assistant-Editorship: Daniel Mitidiero e Sérgio Cruz Arenhart

Advisory Board:

Angelo Dondi (Italy), Araken de Assis (Brazil), Christoph A. Kern (Germany), Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor (Mexico), Eduardo Oteiza (Argentina), Elisabetta Silvestri (Italy), Federico Carpi (Italy), Flávio Luiz Yarshell (Brazil), Giuseppe Finocchiaro (Italy), Joan Picó Junoy (Spain), Jordi Nieva-Fenoll (Spain), Jorge W. Peyrano (Argentina), José Rogério Cruz e Tucci (Brazil), Keith Uff (UK), Loïc Cadiet (France), Luca Passanante (Italy), Luiz Rodrigues Wambier (Brazil), Manuel Ortells Ramos (Spain), Marcel Storme (France), Michele Taruffo (Italy), Miguel Teixeira de Sousa (Portugal), Nicolò Trocker (Italy), Oscar Chase (USA), Osvaldo Gozaini (Argentina), Paula Costa e Silva (Portugal), Peter Gottwald (Germany), Remo Caponi (Italy), Rhee van Remco (Netherlands), Roberto Berizonce (Argentina), Rolf Stürner (Germany), Sergio Chiarloni (Italy), Teori Zavascki (Brazil), Teresa Arruda Alvim Wambier (Brazil), Vincenzo Ansanelli (Italy) e Vincenzo Varano (Italy).

Editorial Board:

Aluísio Gonçalves (Brazil), Alvaro Perez Ragone (Chile), Antônio do Passo Cabral (Brazil), Eduardo Lamy (Brazil), Francisco Verbic (Argentina), Fredie Didier Júnior (Brazil), Heitor Sica (Brazil), Hermes Zaneti Júnior (Brazil), Paula Pessoa (Brazil), Ricardo Alexandre da Silva (Brazil).