Gabriela Ruiz, Scott Nielson and Carolina Leung Unpack Recognizing and Enforcing Foreign Judgments in Brazil for Lexology

August 31, 2022

Publication: Lexology

Latin America’s recent economic boom has led many to proclaim it “inevitable” that Brazil becomes a center of international disputes. Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo-based lawyers Gabriela Ruiz, Scott Nielson and Carolina Leung explain in a chapter for Lexology’s “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2022” the ins-and-outs of gaining recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Brazil.

Along with co-authors Guilherme Gaspari Coelho and Laura Bastos de Lima of Brazilian law firm Stocche Forbes Advogados, who contributed summaries of Brazilian law, the team walks through the process of enforcing a foreign judgment in Brazil from end to end, from the treaties and legislation in Brazil and the requirements for bringing a claim and getting recognition, to potential counterarguments against recognition and mechanisms for enforcement.

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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Lexology GTDT – Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2023. For further information, please visit: