Henrique Forssell is a founding partner at Duarte Forssell Advogados (DFA), a Brazilian law firm specialized in complex litigation, international asset recovery and transnational insolvency. Located in São Paulo, it operates in more than 50 countries through an international network of legal professionals and has been successful in recovering millions of dollars its clients. DFA’s team is composed by skilled lawyers with more than 20 years of practice in complex and multijurisdictional transactions. In Brazil, Henrique has been appointed by several judicial authorities to lead and coordinate some of the most important international asset recovery procedures and is widely recognized for his expertise and efficiency.
The work developed by Henrique and DFA’s team of lawyers involves international asset recovery and investigation of transnational frauds; representation and providing legal counseling to financial institutions, foreign liquidators, judicial administrators and creditors related to the legal consequences of foreign insolvency proceedings; supporting parties in high complexity litigation and transactions across an extensive range of legal areas including corporate, civil, contractual, tax, administrative, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, dissolutions, etc.
Henrique has been a member of FraudNet since 2011 and is recognized as a Thought Leader, in the area of asset recovery, by the English guide Who's Who Legal. He is also a member of INSOL (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals).
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Octaviano Duarte is one of the founding partners of DFA, with 19 years of practice on advising financial institutions and business groups in lawsuits and commercial negotiations. He acts in cases of great complexity in the areas of banking, civil, commercial, contractual, inheritance, tax, corporate and bankruptcy law, focusing on bank fraud and recovery (national and international) of assets.
In the area of transnational insolvency, he coordinates processes and projects seeking the identification and recovery of diverted assets as a result of frauds. In the commercial and contractual area, he participates in the strategy definition and also in the preparation of contractual instruments and pre-litigation legal advice. He is a speaker and author of articles on civil procedural law and transnational fraud.