Operational Scope of Mestieri-Seidl Law Firm: International Processes, Opening of Enterprises in Brazil and in Europe, Homologation of Foreign Sentence, Binational Divorces, Citizenship

Mestieri-Seidl Law Firm is specialized in and executes the following procedures:

1. Homologation Process of foreign sentences for the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice
Law suits that were on trial abroad also need to be homologated in Brazil by the Superior Court of Justice to have validity and practicability. Clients from Brazil, all European countries and the United States can be assisted by our firm in this procedure of Foreign Sentence Homologation.

2. Corporate legal consultancy
Legal analysis for clients aiming to work in the European market, but that are not familiar with the laws of these countries, development of pre-analysis of procedures, costs, taxes, and corporate modalities.

Complete assistance to companies aiming to start their activities in Brazil and in Europe, especially in Germany and Austria, including consultancy on company rights and duties, requirements, development of social contract.

3. Establishment of enterprises in Brazil and in Europe
Establishment of Brazilian and European enterprises, creation of foreign branches in Europe and in Brazil, joint ventures, representation of enterprises, equity company, representation in public agencies, contacts with foreign partners and suppliers, requirement of housing authorization to partners and employees.

4. Lawsuits in Brazil, Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Lawsuits and judicial or extrajudicial issues.

Independently or in association with several renowned law firms, the Mestieri-Seidl Law Firm files lawsuits to defend the interests of its clients, or defend them in lawsuits filed against them; if requested, copies of the lawsuit can be translated into English.

Specific acts, such as international summons of defendants, witnesses and their testimonies, and acquisition of evidence are also executed.

5. Legal consultancy in private law
Hereditary right of clients in European countries, and in Brazil, inventory, divorce, foreign and international law issues, visas, etc.

Work in partnership with specialized firms in several specific areas of foreign law for legal counseling of clients in private law. Writing, legal negotiation and celebration of agreements with individuals and corporations in Europe and in Brazil.

6. German family law lawsuits
Binational divorces between couples with double nationality (German and Brazilian), foods, custody of minors, right of visits. Binational couples have a special issue regarding their marriage, which should be analyzed by an office specialized in international marriages.

The Mestieri-Seidl Law Firm, in association with specialized firms in Family Law in several countries, performs filing of application for divorce requests, foods, custody of minors, providing full assistance to our clients.

Information about the German family law can be obtained here from a publication written by this attorney.

7. Processes of European citizenship and double nationality
Procedure of European citizenship for Brazilian citizens with German, Austrian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Swiss origin, search of birth and wedding certificates, process elaboration, legalization, and full assistance in Europe for European descendants living in Brazil.

Check information about the citizenship procedure:

- German
- Portuguese
- Italian
- Austrian
- Swiss
- Spanish

8. Acquisition of documents from public agencies
Official, judicial or evidential documents of rights are required by the agency in which the document is located or files in its respective country.

9. Migratory rights of foreigners
Visa requirements and stay, housing or work permits are executed in countries covered by our firm. They are directly followed in foreign agencies, which implies a faster process, as well as flexibility to meet the demands of the required country.

There is also a preventive assistance in case of imminent disrespect to foreigners’ rights.

Foreigners living in Brazil or who are claiming residency are also assisted to ensure their rights before the Brazilian public authorities, as well as in residence, work and stay visa requests within several legal situations, based on the updated Brazilian legislation.

10. Purchase process of real state in Brazil ;
Our activity during the purchase process of real state in Brazil includes the analysis of the realty legal information, the Client representation so that a pre-agreement is signed and a Client representation so that the realty deed is signed.