Strategic Lawering Paris Lyon Bruxelles

Enforcing judgments in the U.K. and France after Brexit

June 2017

Title: Enforcing judgments in the U.K. and France after Brexit

Jurisdictions: United Kingdom, France

Authors: Robert Campbell, Jonathon A. Gunn, Stephen Llewellyn, James Wagner and Laure Marolleau

Law firms: Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Soulier AARPI

Subject:

Enforcing judgments expeditiously across borders is critical for multinational businesses. Accordingly, it is important to understand whether cross-border enforcement is practicable before pursuing proceedings.

As is widely known, the EU has legislation facilitating the reciprocal recognition of member state judgments as well as providing a streamlined procedure for cross-border enforcement. These rules have established certainty and predictability when it comes to enforcement.

But, in the context of the U.K.’s impending departure from the EU, we wish to revisit the practicalities of enforcing French and English judgments in the other’s jurisdiction and discuss how a “hard” Brexit may affect the present state of affairs.

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