Haddad's ex-husband wins estate battle

Perry Duffin

The estranged husband of murdered Sydney woman Cecilia Haddad has won a legal battle over her estate, potentially worth more than $1.8 million.

Felipe Torres, who married Ms Haddad in their native Brazil, and the slain mining executive's father had both made a claim for her belongings, real estate assets and finances in the NSW Supreme Court in June.

Ms Haddad's lifeless body was found floating in the Lane Cove River two months earlier.

Her former lover Mario Marcelo Santoro is behind bars in Brazil after being charged with her murder in July.

Ms Haddad and Mr Torres separated after moving to Perth and had divided their assets in November 2017, the NSW Supreme Court previously heard.

Although they had begun the legal proceedings to separate in Brazil the pair never applied to dissolve their marriage in Australia.

The Supreme Court on Monday was told the two parties had come to an agreement that Mr Torres was "the deceased's surviving spouse and next of kin" and entitled to her estate.

Included in that are the keys to a storage unit containing all Ms Haddad's belongings and a contract of sale for an apartment in Ryde purchased by Ms Haddad.