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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
3.
Recognition and enforcement process
3.1
Is recognition of a foreign judgment a separate process from enforcement and does it have separate legal effects?
 
Angola
Yes. Thus, it is necessary first to commence the process of recognition of a foreign judgment; once it has been recognised, the foreign judgment can be used as executive title for the purpose of executive proceedings.

For more information about this answer please contact: Paulo von Hafe from Ana Bruno & Associados Sociedade de Advogados SPRL
3.2
What is the formal process for recognition and enforcement?
 
Angola
In Angola, the formal recognition process is called ‘foreign judgment review and confirmation’, pursuant to Articles 1094 to 1102 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

The enforcement of judgments must be sought through another process, entitled ‘enforcement action’, pursuant to Article 49 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

For more information about this answer please contact: Paulo von Hafe from Ana Bruno & Associados Sociedade de Advogados SPRL
3.3
What documents are required in support of an application for recognition and enforcement?
 
Angola
For the recognition of court rulings, the document containing the decision to be reviewed must be presented together with the petition (Article 1097 of the Code of Civil Procedure).

For the recognition of arbitral awards, Article IV(1) of the 1958 New York Convention requires the presentation of:

  • the duly authenticated original of the award or a copy thereof, verifying the conditions required for its authenticity;
  • the original of the convention referred to in Article II, or a copy thereof, provided that the conditions required for its authenticity are met.

For the execution of foreign judgments, it is enough to present a sentence that has already recognised in Angola to be valid as an executive title.

For more information about this answer please contact: Paulo von Hafe from Ana Bruno & Associados Sociedade de Advogados SPRL
3.4
What fees are payable for recognition and enforcement?
 
Angola
The fee for recognition of a decision is AOA 7,920 (approximately $22.51).

The amount to be paid for enforcement will vary, depending on the value of the enforcement action concerned.

For more information about this answer please contact: Paulo von Hafe from Ana Bruno & Associados Sociedade de Advogados SPRL
3.5
Is the applicant required to provide security for costs?
 
Angola
The applicant need not provide security for such proceedings.

For more information about this answer please contact: Paulo von Hafe from Ana Bruno & Associados Sociedade de Advogados SPRL
3.6
How long does it usually take to obtain a declaration of enforceability?
 
Angola
This will depend on the caseload of the court. No timeframe is stipulated by law.

For more information about this answer please contact: Paulo von Hafe from Ana Bruno & Associados Sociedade de Advogados SPRL
3.7
Can the applicant seek injunctive relief while the process is ongoing?
 
Angola
The Code of Civil Procedure and the New York Convention do not provide for the possibility of interlocutory relief while the process of recognition is ongoing.

However, in the course of enforcement of the judgment in question, the claimant may avail of precautionary measures.

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