First U.S. civil judgment recognised and enforced in the PRC

In June 2017, in the case of Liu Li v Tao Li et al. for Recognition and Enforcement of a Civil Judgment of a Foreign Court (No. 00026 [2015]) the Intermediate People’s Court of Wuhan, Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) recognised and enforced a judgment from the Los Angeles County Superior Court, U.S..

This is the first time a PRC court has recognised and enforced a judgment of a U.S. court based on the principle of reciprocity. Late last year, the Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangsu Province, the PRC also recognised and enforced a judgment of the High Court of Singapore based on the principle of reciprocity.

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