List of China’s Cases on Recognition of Foreign Judgments

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 Insights
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Last updated: July 30, 2019

We are endeavoring to collect all Chinese court decisions involving the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments (“REFJ”), and foreign counterparts concerning the recognition and enforcement of Chinese judgments. The Case List is made available for our readers to build reasonable expectations on REFJ in China.

The Case List is continually updated with new reports. To date, we have collected 47 cases involving China and 17 foreign States.

(Note: Foreign divorce judgments are excluded in the Case List.)

Case information, comments and suggestions are most welcome. Please feel free to contact Ms. Meng YU via e-mail at meng.yu@chinajusticeobserver.com.

States Treaty Result Grounds Date State of Origin Requested State Cause of Action Court of Origin Judgment to be Recognized Court Addressed Decisions of the Court Addressed
Australia-China No No Lack of Reciprocity 2006-00-00 Australia China   Supreme Court of Western Australia   深圳市中级人民法院Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court CIV 1469 OF 2002
Yes   2017-12-19 China Australia   江苏南通崇川区人民法院People's Court of Chongchuan District, Nantong, Jiangsu   Supreme Court of Victoria Liu v Ma & Anor [2017] VSC 810
Yes   2019-02-27 China Australia   江苏苏州虎丘区人民法院People's Court of Huqiu District, Suzhou, Jiangsu   Supreme Court of Victoria Suzhou Haishun Investment Management Co Ltd v Zhao & Ors [2019] VSC 110
No Due Process 2019-04-30 China Australia   宁波中级人民法院Ningbo Intermediate People's Court   Supreme Court of Victoria Xu v Wang [2019] VSC 269 
Canada-China No Yes   2019-04-09 China Canada Contract 唐山中级人民法院Tangshan Intermediate People's Court (2014)唐民初字第247号民事调解书 British Columbia Court of Appeal Wei v. Li, 2019 BCCA 114
Chad-China No No Lack of Reciprocity 2015-04-22 Chad China Contract N'Djamena Commercial Tribunal, Chad   湘潭中级人民法院Xiangtan Intermediate People's Court (2014)潭中民三初字第181号
France-China Yes Yes   2005-06-20 France China Bankruptcy Commercial Court of Poitiers, France   广州中级人民法院Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court (2005)穗中法民三初字第46号民事裁定书
No Non- Finality  2005-12-13 France China Intellectual Property High Court of Paris, France   温州中级人民法院Wenzhou Intermediate People's Court (2005)温民三初字第155号
No Due Process 2017-06-20 France China Contract Commercial Court of Compiègne, France   郴州中级人民法院Zhangzhou Intermediate People's Court (2016)湘10协外认1号
Yes   2017-09-01 France China Contract Commercial Court of Paris, France   抚顺中级人民法院Fushun Intermediate People's Court (2016)辽04协外认6号
Yes   2017-12-01 France China Contract Commercial Court of Bobigny   金华中级人民法院Jinhua Intermediate People's Court (2016)浙07协外认1号
Germany-China No No Lack of Reciprocity 2003-00-00 Germany China Contract German Regional Court of Frankfurt    北京第二中级人民法院Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court (2003)二中民初字第00002号民事调解书
No Non- Finality  2010-00-00 Germany China Contract German Regional Court of Offenburg   北京第二中级人民法院Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court 最高人民法院(2010)民四他字第81号复函
Yes   2013-11-26 Germany China Bankruptcy German Regional Court of Montabaur   武汉中级人民法院Wuhan Intermediate People's Court (2012)鄂武汉中民商外初字第00016号民事裁定书
Yes   2006-05-18 China Germany Validity of Arbitration Agreement 无锡中级人民法院Wuxi Intermediate People's Court   Berlin Court of Appeals Vgl. Urteil des Kammergerichts Berlin vom 18.05.2006, Aktenzeichen 20 Sch 13/04
Israel-China No No Lack of Reciprocity 2017-06-06 Israel China Contract Jerusalem Magistrate's Court, Israel   福州中级人民法院Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court (2017)闽01协外认4号
Yes   2017-08-14 China Israel Contract 南通中级人民法院Nantong Intermediate People's Court   Israel Supreme Court Civil Appeals Court, Civil Case 7884/15, 2017
Italy-China Yes Yes   2013-11-13 Italy China Bankruptcy Milan District Court, Italy   佛山中级人民法院Foshan Intermediate People's Court  
No Fraud 2015-12-21 Italy China Contract Milan District Court, Italy   杭州中级人民法院Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court (2013)浙杭民确字第5号
No Fraud 2015-12-21 Italy China Contract Milan District Court, Italy   杭州中级人民法院Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court (2013)浙杭民确字第3号
No Fraud 2018-06-12 Italy China Contract Milan District Court, Italy   丽水中级人民法院Lishui People's Court (2014)浙丽民确字第1号 /(2018)浙11民再10号
Japan-China No No Lack of Reciprocity 1994-11-05 Japan China Contract Yokohama District Court Odawara Branch/Kumamoto District Court Tamana Branch   大连中级人民法院Dalian Intermediate People's Court  
No Lack of Reciprocity 2001-01-12 Japan China   Yokohama District Court   上海第二中级人民法院Shanghai Second Intermediate People's Court  
No   2003-04-09 China Japan   青岛中级人民法院Qingdao Intermediate People's Court   Osaka High Court  
No   2015-11-25 China Japan   南京玄武区人民法院Nanjing Xuanwu District People's Court   Tokyo High Court  
Malaysia-China No No Lack of Reciprocity 2015-03-10 Malaysia China Custody High Court of Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia   宁德中级人民法院Ningde Intermediate People's Court (2014)宁民认字第13号民事裁定书
Poland-China Yes Yes   2014-03-12 Poland China Contract Court of Appeal of Wroclaw, Poland   宁波中级人民法院Ningbo Intermediate People's Court (2013)浙甬民确字第1号
Russia-China Yes Yes   2018-12-18 Russia China Contract Arbitration Court of Primorsky Krai, Russia   赤峰中级人民法院Chifeng Intermediate People's Court (2018)内04协外认1号
Singapore-China No Yes   2016-12-09 Singapore China Contract Singapore High Court   南京中级人民法院Nanjing Intermediate People's Court (2016)苏01协外认3号
Yes   2014-01-28 China Singapore Contract 苏州中级人民法院Suzhou Intermediate People's Court   Singapore High Court Giant Light Metal Technology (Kunshan) Co Ltd v Aksa Far East Pte Ltd [2014] SGHC 16
South Korea-China No No Lack of Reciprocity 2011-09-30 South Korea China Damage Compensation Seoul Western District Court, South Korea   深圳中级人民法院Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court (2011)深中法民一初字第45号
No Lack of Reciprocity 2015-04-08 South Korea China Contract Seoul Southern District Court, South Korea   沈阳中级人民法院Shenyang Intermediate People's Court (2015)沈中民四特字第2号民事裁定书
Yes   2019-03-25 South Korea China Contract Suwon District Court, South Korea   青岛中级人民法院Qingdao Intermediate People's Court (2018 )鲁02协外认6号
Yes   1999-00-00 China South Korea Contract 潍坊中级人民法院Weifang Intermediate People's Court   Seoul District Court, South Korea  
Turkey-China Yes Yes   2014-00-00 Turkey China Contract 土耳其伊斯坦布尔第6商业法院Istanbul 6th Chamber of the Commercial Court, Turkey   济宁中级人民法院Jining Intermediate People's Court  
UAE-China Yes Yes   2018-03-06 UAE China Contract Dubai Court of First Instance, UAE   银川中级人民法院Yinchuan Intermediate People's Court (2017)宁01协外认1号
Yes   2019-04-00 UAE China Contract Fujairah Court of Appeals, UAE阿拉伯联合酋长国富查伊拉联邦上诉法院   上海第一中级人民法院Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court  
UK-China No No Lack of Reciprocity 2005-12-19 UK China Contract England and Wales High Court (Commercial Court)   北京市第二中级人民法院Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court (2004)二中民特字第928号
Yes   2015-04-17 China UK Maritime 青岛海事法院Qingdao Maritime Court   England and Wales High Court (Commercial Court) Spliethoff's Bevrachtingskantoor BV v Bank of China Ltd [2015] EWHC 999 
US-China No No Lack of Reciprocity 2009-00-00 USA China Divorce Property Division  The Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County   长沙市中级人民法院Changsha Intermediate People's Court (2009)长中民他字第0104号
No Lack of Reciprocity, exclusive jurisdiction 2010-07-28 USA China Divorce Property Division  The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, US   杭州中级人民法院Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court (2010)浙杭民确字第4号
No Lack of Reciprocity 2017-04-20 USA China Personal Injury Compensation Philadelphia Courts, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, US   南昌中级人民法院Nanchang Intermediate People's Court (2016)赣01民初354号
Withdrawl   2017-05-10 USA China   Federal District Court of San Jose, California, Northern District, US   西安中级人民法院Xi'an Intermediate People's Court (2017)陕01民特059号
Yes   2017-06-30 USA China Contract The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, US   武汉中级人民法院Wuhan Intermediate People's Court (2015)鄂武汉中民商外初字第00026号
Transfer of Jurisdiction   2017-08-07 USA China   The Supreme Court of California   信阳中级人民法院Xinyang Intermediate People's Court (2016)豫15协外认3号
Yes   2018-09-17 USA China Contract The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois, US   上海第一中级人民法院Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court (2017)沪01协外认16号
Yes   2011-03-29 China USA Product Liability 湖北省高级人民法院Hubei Higher People's Court (2001)鄂民四初字第1号 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Hubei Gezhouba Sanlian Industrial Co., Ltd. et al. v. Robinson Helicopter Co., Inc., 06-01798 (C.D.Cal. 2009).

 

States:

China and the Foreign State (in alphabetical order)

Treaty:

“Yes” -There exists an international treaty between the Foreign State and China.

“No” - There exists no relevant international treaty between the Foreign State and China.

Result: 

“Yes” - a ruling is rendered by the court addressed the on the recognition (and enforcement) of the foreign judgment.

“No” - a ruling is rendered by the court addressed against the recognition (and enforcement) of the foreign judgment.

“Withdrawal” - a ruling is rendered to grant the motion to withdraw.

“Transfer of Jurisdiction” - a ruling is rendered to grant the motion to transfer jurisdiction.

Grounds:

The specific ground for refusal if the recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment is refused

Date:

The date of the ruling rendered by the court addressed

State of Origin:

 The State where the foreign judgment was given 

Requested State:

The State where recognition (and enforcement) of the foreign judgment was requested

Cause of Action:

The cause of action upon which the foreign judgment was based

Court of Origin:

The court that renders the foreign judgment

Judgment to be Recognized:

The foreign judgment whose recognition (and enforcement) was requested 

Court Addressed:

The court before which the recognition (and enforcement) of foreign judgments was applied

Decisions of the Court Addressed: 

The docket number of the decision rendered by the court addressed

 

 

 

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