Duarte Forssell

Duarte Forssell Advogados (DFA) is a law firm specialized in complex litigation, international recovery of assets, and transnational insolvency.

Our professionals have over 20 years’ experience in complex multi-jurisdiction claims and transactions.

We advise financial institutions, trustees, foreign liquidators and Brazilian and foreign business groups in legal matters involving commercial, banking, bankruptcy, tax, real estate, succession, corporate and contractual law.

We are headquartered in São Paulo and operate in over 50 countries by means of an international network of legal professionals.

In 2019, DFA entered into a cooperation agreement with Gowling WLG, an international law firm with a history of institutional success. Gowling WLG is an international law firm from a merger between Gowlings, a Canadian firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), an international office based in the United Kingdom. With 1,400 lawyers in 18 cities in the UK, Canada, continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia, or Gowling WLG, national and international legal advisors in a variety of areas – from the use of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes to high-profile litigation and disputes.

DFA is the only law firm based in São Paulo that integrates FraudNet, an international network of lawyers created by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

FraudNet seeks to select highly qualified lawyers in the area of recovery of assets in each country, and has consecutively appeared among the top companies in the ranking of the English publication Chambers in the category of recovery of assets.

All over the world, FraudNet has represented government authorities, creditors, liquidators and trustees in the most sophisticated cases of global frauds, and has recovered billions of dollars for the victims.

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