Miami Partners Mario Fontes and Ryan Reetz will host a lunchtime discussion May 22 concerning collecting on foreign-judgment investments.

Private investors have shown increased interest in foreign money judgments as an asset class, with Brazil as a particular topic of focus. To what extent can United States courts be used as a resource for collecting these foreign money judgments? Attendees will join the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner team in the Miami office for a lunchtime discussion of investment vehicles and U.S. enforcement strategies.

Fontes advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters, including the representation of pre-qualified bidders in connection with the privatization of government-owned entities, acquisitions of private and public companies, private and public offerings of debt and equity securities, regulatory and compliance matters, and trade finance transactions. His clients include financial institutions, energy and telecommunications businesses, and other private and public companies across North America, South America and Europe.

Reetz represents clients as trial counsel in international and domestic commercial and regulatory disputes. His international disputes practice focuses on cases involving one or more foreign companies, persons or governments, as well as disputes involving other interests of foreign countries, such as enforcement of foreign judgments or arbitral awards, international discovery and service of process abroad. His practice also includes class actions, complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters. In addition to acting as counsel, he has served as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes.

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