Part III Jurisdiction, Foreign Judgments and Awards, Ch.16 Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments Under the Brussels/Lugano System
J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, SolicitorEdited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA
James J Fawcett, Janeen M CarruthersEdited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)
- Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments – Brussels and Lugano Conventions — Defences to enforcement — Rights of appeal — Jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation — Public policy
The Brussels I Regulation 2 is concerned to simplify formalities with a view to rapid and simple recognition and enforcement of judgments given 3 in Member States. 4 This is seen as being essential for the sound operation of the internal market. 5 The objective is to have free movement of judgments within the Member States in civil and commercial matters. 6 In order to achieve this the Regulation provides that: first, the recognition of judgments is automatic, in the sense that none of the usual conditions found in cases of recognition and enforcement at common...