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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
2.
Requirements for enforceability
2.1
What types of judgments may be recognised and enforced in your jurisdiction? Are any types of judgments specifically precluded from enforcement?
 
Angola
In Angola, judicial decisions and arbitration awards dealing with private rights may be recognised and enforced.

For more information about this answer please contact: Paulo von Hafe from Ana Bruno & Associados Sociedade de Advogados SPRL
2.2
Must a foreign judgment be final and binding before it can be enforced?
 
Angola
Yes. In the case of court judgments, Article 1096(b) of the Code of Civil Procedure establishes as a necessary requirement confirmation that the judgment has become final in accordance with the law of the country in which it was rendered.

In the case of arbitral awards, Article V(1), paragraph 1(e) of the New York Convention provides that the fact that the award has not yet become binding on the parties, or has been annulled or suspended by the competent authority of the country in which, or according to which, the award has been issued constitutes grounds to reject recognition and enforcement of the award.

For more information about this answer please contact: Paulo von Hafe from Ana Bruno & Associados Sociedade de Advogados SPRL
2.3
Is a foreign judgment enforceable if it is subject to appeal in the foreign jurisdiction?
 
Angola
No. In the case of court judgments, Article 1096(b) of the Code of Civil Procedure establishes as a necessary requirement confirmation that the judgment has become final in accordance with the law of the country in which it was rendered.

In the case of arbitral awards, Article V(1), paragraph 1(e) of the New York Convention provides that the fact that the award has not yet become binding on the parties, or has been annulled or suspended by the competent authority of the country in which, or according to which, the award has been issued constitutes grounds to reject recognition and enforcement of the award.

For more information about this answer please contact: Paulo von Hafe from Ana Bruno & Associados Sociedade de Advogados SPRL
2.4
What is the limitation period for making an application for recognition and enforcement?
 
Angola
The law imposes no limitation period within which recognition of court judgments must be sought.

Likewise, the New York Convention imposes no limitation period within which recognition of arbitral awards must be sought.

For more information about this answer please contact: Paulo von Hafe from Ana Bruno & Associados Sociedade de Advogados SPRL