China Justice Observer


Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in China

China has now undertaken moves to liberalize rules on recognizing and enforcing foreign judgments, so as to better adapt to the trend of market opening.

To date, foreign judgments rendered from the following countries can or are very likely to be recognized and enforced in China.

i. France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Vietnam, UAE, Poland, Mongolia, Romania, Belarus, Ukraine, Cuba, Egypt, Bulgaria, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Morocco, Tunisia, Laos, Lithuania, North Korea, Kuwait, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina: these countries have concluded bilateral treaties with China.  

ii. The U.S., Germany, Singapore and South Korea: judgments rendered in these countries have already been recognized in China based on reciprocity. 

iii. Australia, Canada, and perhaps, the U.K. (to be confirmed): these countries have recognized Chinese judgments and are waiting for China to confirm the reciprocity in future cases.

Contributors of China Justice Observer (CJO)(Guodong Du, Meng Yu, Yahan Wang, etc.)maintains their focus on this field, and endeavors to share updates on the latest developments with the international community. In addition, Guodong Du and Meng Yu lead a team of attorneys from multiple Chinese law firms, providing legal services in recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

For legal services (and prices) in recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, please click here.

For the list of China’s cases on recognition of foreign judgments, please click here.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 Insights Guodong Du 杜国栋 , Meng Yu 余萌

The service procedure is one of the key matters reviewed by Chinese courts in the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. There is no specific stipulation in China, at present, about how to review the procedure of services. Nevertheless, we attempt to learn the practices by Chinese courts from relevant decided cases.