Brazil ratifies the Hague Convention on Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters

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On March 20, 2019, the Brazilian Federal Government enacted Decree 9,734/19 (“Decree“) ratifying the text of the Convention on Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, subscribed by Brazil in Hague, on 15 November 1965 (“Convention“).

The Convention aims to create appropriate means to ensure that judicial and extrajudicial documents which should be object of service, summons or notification abroad between signatory countries are made aware to the recipient in a timely manner, improving the organization of mutual legal assistance between such signatory countries in order to simplify and expedite the service process.

With the reception of the Convention by the Brazilian legal system, the list of countries that must accept Brazilian judicial requests (service of process, summon or notification) abroad has been expanded, considering that previously such condition was limited to those countries with whom Brazil had entered bilateral agreements on international legal cooperation.

For further information about the contents of this newsletter, please contact:

Tomás Neiva
(11) 3707-8370

Marcela Figueiró
(11) 3707-8370

Brunno Morette
(11) 3707-8370


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