Can I sue Chinese companies in South Korea and then enforce a South Korean judgment in China?
South Korea-China Judgments Recognition and Enforcement
In 2021, due to lack of jurisdiction, a Chinese court in Liaoning Province ruled to dismiss applications for enforcing three South Korean judgments in KRNC v. CHOO KYU SHIK (2021).
A recent survey of a Chinese local court shows how Chinese courts hear cases concerning the recognition and enforcement of foreign divorce judgments.
In July 2020, Shenyang Intermediate People's Court in Liaoning Province rendered a ruling against enforcement of two South Korean judgments, due to the expiry of limitation period.
In July 2019, Daegu High Court of South Korea recognized a judgment rendered by Chaoyang District People's Court of Beijing, China.
The Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court ruled in 2020 to recognize and enforce a judgment rendered by the Seoul Southern District Court of South Korea. Once again, the China-South Korea reciprocal relationship was confirmed, thus keeping the door wide open for more South Korean judgments.
Chinese Court First Recognizes a South Korean Judgment: Another Sign of Door Open for Foreign Judgments
A court in Qingdao, China, ruled in March 2019 to recognize and enforce a South Korean judgment, which is the first time that a Chinese court has recognized and enforced a South Korean monetary judgment.